Filing Office

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain copies of a document from my case?

Since court buildings are currently closed to the public, you can send a request for copies by:

  1. Mailing the request to: 2nd Judicial District Court, 75 Court Street, Reno, NV 89501
  2. Or dropping the request in the drop box located in the lobby at 1 S. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Include the following information with your request:

  • Case number and names of the parties in the case (if known)
  • Title of the documents you are requesting
  • Date the document was filed (or your best estimate)
  • Indicate if you need certified copies (court seal is affixed to the document) or just photocopies
  • Your contact info: name, address and telephone number
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please include enough postage to return the documents to you. Many requests will require additional postage.
All photocopies are 50 cents per page. There is an additional $3.00 per document charge for a certified copy.**

** Certified copies of divorce decrees are a flat $6.00 regardless of the number of pages.

Payment must be in the form of a money order, cashier's check or business check made payable to Second Judicial District Court. Personal checks, checks without an exact amount or "Not to Exceed," and cash are not accepted by mail or in the drop box.

If you must pay by cash, credit card, or personal check: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Call 775-325-6731 anytime to make an appointment to request documents in person on Wednesday mornings only.

How do I get a document issued?

Documents can now be electronically issued in Eflex.

To get a document issued, please follow these steps:

  • E-file the document to be issued into the case using:
    • Document Category: ISSUANCE
    • One of two Document Types:
      • ** SUMMONS ISSUED (Docket code 4090)
      • ** DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE COURT (Docket code 1639)
        • Documents for this type include:
          • Defaults
          • Subpoenas
          • Notices of Hearing (that have a date for the hearing)
          • Letters of Administration
          • Letters of Guardianship
          • Letters of Special Administration
          • Letters Testamentary
For a Summons and Subpoenas: Once these documents are issued, parties to this case will receive electronic notification. The issued documents will be available in Eflex at the docket entry in the case where the un-issued document was e-filed.

For all other documents: Once these documents are issued, they will be e-filed into the case and parties to this case will receive electronic notification. The issued documents will be available at the docket entry where they were e-filed into the case.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Writs of Execution cannot be issued in Eflex and must be mailed to the court with the required fees.
  • Certified copy requests cannot be requested or paid for in Eflex.

How do I find my Court Date and Time?

For a list of today's hearings: See the Daily Calendar on our website at:

If you do not know your court date, go to: https://www.washoecourts.com/Query/PersonSearch to search for future hearing dates by name and follow these steps: Note: Court hearings heard today will NOT be listed:

  1. Enter the name to be searched, click SUBMIT
  2. Click on the desired blue case number
  3. To view any scheduled court hearings: Click on the arrow to the left of EVENT INFORMATION
Before attending a court hearing, you may wish to familiarize yourself with the Courtroom Rules at: https://www.washoecourts.com/AttendingCourt.

How do I attend a hearing?

Currently, almost all hearings are held by phone or by Zoom.

Attending a hearing where you are not a party in the case:
To access an open hearing, go to our website at: https://www.washoecourts.com/.

At the top of our home page click on the letters in blue, "ONLINE HEARINGS - CLICK HERE TO SELECT DEPARTMENT."

You will be directed to a page where each department is listed. If you click on a department, it will display the current hearings with a link to watch via Zoom.

Attending a hearing where you are a party in the case:
The department will send you information about how to attend a hearing. This information is usually in the Order setting the hearing. If you have questions about attending or you have not received information about how to attend, please contact the Judicial Assistant for that department. Contact information can be found at: https://www.washoecourts.com/Judges. Click on the department number under your judge's name. If a Judicial Assistant name is not listed, call the phone number provided. If you do not know your department, please email DeputyClerkLeads@washoecourts.us or call 775-328-3110 and press 7.

How do I get a court date for a Case Management Conference, a Citation to Appear, etc.?

Contact the Judicial Assistant for that department. Contact information can be found at: https://www.washoecourts.com/Judges. Click on the department number under your judge's name. If a Judicial Assistant name is not listed, call the phone number provided. If you do not know your department, please email DeputyClerkLeads@washoecourts.us or call 775-328-3110 and press 7.

How can I get help?

Preferred way to contact the Filing Office is to email
DeputyClerkLeads@washoecourts.us.

If email is not possible, please call 775-328-3110, press 7 and leave a message and a court employee will call you back.

How do I make a payment on my case?

Payments by money order or cashier's check:
  1. Mail the payment to: 2nd Judicial District Court, 75 Court Street, Reno, NV 89501. Include the case number and your name.
  2. Or drop the payment in the drop box located in the lobby at 1 S. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Payments by cash or credit card:
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Call 775-325-6731 anytime to make an appointment to make a payment in person on Wednesday mornings only.

How do I contact the Filing Office?

Preferred way to contact the Filing Office is to email
DeputyClerkLeads@washoecourts.us.

If email is not possible, please call 775-328-3110, press 7 and leave a message and a court employee will call you back.

How do I get a forms packet?

Forms can be printed from our website at: https://www.washoecourts.com/Main/FormsAndPackets. The following forms are available free of charge in the lobby at 1 S. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501 Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm:

  • A-7 Objection to Masters Recommendation
  • D-2 Joint Petition for Divorce (No Minor Children)
  • D-4 Joint Petition for Divorce with Minor Children
  • D-6 Complaint for Divorce (No Minor Children)
  • D-7 Complaint for Divorce with Minor Children
  • D-8 Petition to Establish Custody and Visitation
  • D-9 Joint Petition to Establish Custody and Visitation
  • E-1 Ex Parte Motion Regarding Children
  • E-2 Ex Parte Motion for General Use
  • F-6 Application to Waive Fees and Costs
  • F-6JP Joint Petition to Waive Fees and Costs
  • F-13 Temporary Protection Order Motion
  • F-14 Temporary Protection Order (Without Minor Children)
  • F-15 Temporary Protection Order (With Minor Children)
  • GM-1 Petition for Guardianship of a Minor with Immediate, Temporary Guardianship Requested
  • GM-2 Petition for Guardianship of a Minor
  • GA-1 (Part A) Petition for Guardianship of an Adult with Immediate, Temporary Guardianship Requested
  • GA-1 (Part B) Petition for Guardianship of an Adult with Immediate, Temporary Guardianship Requested
  • Cover Pages
  • Eflex User Agreements
  • Copy Request Forms

How Can I Receive E-Filing Assistance?

Please see our E-Filing User Guide for documentation and and Frequently Asked Question on our website at: https://www.washoecourts.com/EFiling/Support.

If you have questions regarding E-Filing the preferred way to contact the Filing Office is to email DeputyClerkLeads@washoecourts.us.

How do I file documents at the District Court?

Court buildings are currently closed to the public. You can file documents into a case in THREE ways:

  1. Mail the documents to 2nd Judicial District Court, 75 Court Street, Reno, NV 89501
  2. Or drop them in the drop box located in the lobby at 1 S. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

    PAYMENTS by mail or the drop box must be in the form of a money order, cashier's check, or business check only made payable to 2nd Judicial District Court. Please be sure to sign the check. The Court is unable to accept credit card information through the mail or by phone.
  3. You can electronically file (e-file) your documents. Please see our website at:https://www.washoecourts.com/EFiling/SignUp for how to sign up if you have not done so already.

    PAYMENTS by e-filing can be made by credit card.

How can I request an interpreter?

In accordance with federal mandates and state requirements, the District Court provides free language assistance services to all Limited English Proficient who have a case pending in the Court. You may request an interpreter for an upcoming court hearing at these places:

  • Court Services
  • Family Court Front Counter
  • Self Help Center
  • Filing Office
  • Law Library
  • On the Family or Civil Coversheet
  • During any court proceeding
To learn more about interpreter services, please contact the Interpreter and Jury Manager at 775-328-3152 or by email at JuryOffice@washoecourts.us.

How do I search for information about a case or person in the District Court?

To search for a case by a person's name or company name:

  1. Go to https://www.washoecourts.com
  2. Click on CASE INQUIRY
  3. Click on either Person, Company, or Detailed Case Search
  4. Enter the information to be searched, click SUBMIT
  5. Click on the desired blue case number
  6. To view any scheduled court hearings: Click on the arrow to the left of EVENT INFORMATION and any court hearings will be displayed.
  7. To view a list of documents filed: Click on the arrow to the left of DOCKET ENTRY INFORMATION and description and date filed for each filing will be displayed.

Where can I park when coming to the court?

Parking is available at the Parking Gallery for a fee (see map below). If your visit to the court will be less than 2 hours, metered parking is available along all streets surrounding the court buildings. These meters accept coins and credit/debit cards. If you are a juror, please see information about Jury Parking. parking_map

What should I do if I am going to be late for court?

If you are a plaintiff or defendant in a case and have an attorney, you should contact your attorney immediately. If you do not have their phone number, you can search by name on the Nevada State Bar website.

If you are representing yourself or are an attorney of record, please contact the assigned department. The contact information can be obtained from www.washoecourts.com. Click the Judges and Calendars tab.

If you are a witness, you must contact the office that subpoenaed you. This information can be found on your subpoena.

If you are a juror, please contact the Jury Commissioner's Office at 775-328-3152 as soon as possible.

Is there a dress code when I come to court?

Yes. The courtroom is a place of business. Dress should reflect the dignity of the courtroom and be business appropriate. Please do not wear tanks tops, hats, shorts, sweats, or flip flops. Sunglasses should be removed from your eyes and head. All cellular devices will need to be turned off or silenced, including vibration notifications. Please know that the temperature of the courtrooms may fluctuate.

How do I find out what court jobs are available?

Please visit our website for all Employment Opportunities.