For Immediate Release
PR #:2000049
Date Issued:May 04, 2020 - 4:32pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office to begin phased return of services beginning with CCW and work permits

CONTACT:Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020 the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will begin a cautious, modified rollout of services which have been scaled back due to COVID-19 concerns. Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permits and work permits will be processed by appointment only.

Appointments for a CCW or work permit will be available between 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. To schedule an appointment call (775) 328-3023.

The Sheriff’s Office will perform stringent health protocols to help protect visitors and employees against spread of the coronavirus. All applicants will be screened upon entering the Sheriff’s Office at 911 Parr Blvd.  Applicants must have their temperature taken, their shoes sprayed with disinfectant, and must also wear a face mask. If a person does not have a face mask, one will be provided to them as long as supplies are available.

Only those requiring services should enter the Sheriff’s Office. Visitors are asked to refrain from bringing family members or friends.

Once an applicant has checked in with the front lobby, the customer will be asked to wait in their vehicle until they are called on their mobile phone to return inside for processing. If the applicant does not have a vehicle or cell phone they may sit in the main entrance hall of the Sheriff’s Office. The Records division lobby will remain closed.

Sheriff Balaam and staff continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic response daily and will determine future steps based on developments and the recommendations of health officials.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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