COVID-19 Response

The Second Judicial District Court takes the health and welfare of its patrons seriously. In light of the national, state, and local declarations of emergency, all public areas of the court have been closed until further notice to avoid high-risk crowding and to implement social distancing. If you have questions about a hearing, please contact the department directly. For general questions, please call 775-325-6731 and leave a voicemail. Your call will be returned. Public entry is being allowed for exigent situations only. Employees are available to answer questions via phone or email, live chat, and to process electronic filings. We are monitoring the situation daily and will update this site with any new information.

Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions:

Administrative Orders


Adult Guardianships

If you are filing a petition to establish adult guardianship, please email the Citation to AdultGuardianship@washoecourts.us. Court staff will electronically file the Citation upon confirming a hearing date without the need for manually stamping the document. If you are exempt from electronic filing, please call 775-328-3135 to set a hearing date.

Certified Documents

The District Court is providing electronic certification of court documents. To request a certified copy, you may:

  1. Mail your request to: 75 Court Street, Reno, NV 89501 or
  2. Submit a written request to the Drop Box located in the lobby at 1 S. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501, Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm

Please check the filing fee schedule for applicable certification and copy fees.

Court Hearings

The Second Judicial District Court continues to hold hearings remotely via the Zoom application. Please CLICK HERE for information about how to use Zoom to attend your court hearing.

All public proceedings may be observed via a link posted on the Court’s homepage.

In custody criminal calendars are heard Monday through Thursday mornings; please consult the Court calendar for specific start times. Special settings may occur at other times.

Out of custody criminal calendars are heard in accordance with this schedule:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1:30 pm D8 D4 D9 D6
3:00 pm D15 D10 D7 D1


All other Court proceedings are set in accordance with the Department’s calendar. CLICK HERE to see the Daily Calendar. CLICK HERE to see calendars by Department.

Family Peace Center

The Family Peace Center has temporarily suspended all visitation and exchanges. Please feel free to reach out to Family Services Case Manager, Kendra Materasso at 775-328-3854 or Kendra.Materasso@washoecourts.us.

Family Services Mediation

If you are court ordered to appear for Mediation to address a custody or visitation issue, please note all mediations will be by phone or video conference beginning March 31, 2020. Questions may be directed to Family Services at 775-328-3298 or email: mediation@washoecourts.us. If you were assessed mediation fees, you will not be required to pay in advance of your appointment. You may make your payment once the Court resumes normal operations.

Filing Documents

The Court continues to accept filings in all case types, including the filing of new cases. All filings can be submitted electronically through eFlex at https://wceflex.washoecourts.com/

If you do not have an eFlex account, instructions on how to create an account can be found here: https://www.washoecourts.com/EFiling/SignUp. eFlex support is available at https://www.washoecourts.com/EFiling/Support.

You may also drop off your documents in the Drop Box located in the 1 So. Sierra Lobby.

Fiscal Department

If you need to submit invoices or need to contact Fiscal Department for any reason, please email washoecourtsfiscal@washoecourts.us.

Issuing Letters

For the issuance of Letters, the oath needs to be subscribed before someone authorized to administer oaths (usually a notary or the judicial officer on the record). Once that has been done, the Letters can be submitted to the Court for issuance via eFlex. Once the user is on the eFile screen, leave "Document Category" blank. Go to "Document Type" and select "**Document Issued by the Court" and then submit your Letters as you would any other document. The clerk will then sign the Letters, affix the seal, and file them into the case.

Lawyer in the Library

The Lawyer in the Library program will temporarily be offered virtually, and will require participants to use either a computer or phone to attend. We are accepting a limited number of participants for 15 minute sessions with an attorney.

The Family Law program will be held on Tuesdays from 12-5 PM. The General Law & Probate Law programs will be held on Wednesdays from 12-5 PM We are only taking a limited number of participants for each program.

Appointment requests will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Once the program fills up, sign-ups will no longer be accepted. If you are interested in signing-up, please click on the link below.

Law Library staff will contact you prior to the program to let you know if your appointment request has been accepted and to provide you with further information.

Family Law Lawyer in the Library sign-up sheet: https://forms.gle/YdsY573xqo3KkPUv9
General Law Lawyer in the Library sign-up sheet: https://forms.gle/K8ip8qvPShsUWrkg9
Probate Law Lawyer in the Library sign-up sheet: https://forms.gle/bn8ZFBH47aqT9Vfu5

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Resource Center

If you would like to speak to one of our team members, we are here for you! Please use one of the following avenues to ask us any questions that you may have:

Online live chat at our website, www.washoecourts.com. On the bottom left there is a section that you can click to ask a question and then be connected to a team member.

Phone calls via our main phone line, (775) 325-6731.

E-mail at resourcecenter@washoecourts.us.

Many of the things that were previously handled over-the-counter at the Resource Center are now being handled electronically. Please see the other sections of this page for information on how to submit documents for issuance and other similar functions that were previously done in-person. As we develop new ways to interact and help everyone remotely, this page will be updated. Please check back for any updates, or feel free to reach out and ask one of our team members!

Temporary Protection Orders

There are several ways to file an Application for a Temporary and/or Extended Protection Order. We have application packets and other related forms located in the lobby of the Family Division of the Second Judicial District Court, located at 1 S Sierra Street, Reno, Nevada. A drop box is also provided for completed applications and other filings to be submitted. Staff on site are checking the box regularly, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

You can find the application and other related documents on our website at https://www.washoecourts.com/Main/FormsAndPackets, under the Temporary Protection Orders folder. Completed applications can be emailed to the Protection Order Help Center at pohc@washoecourts.us and the deputy clerks will file it.

You can apply online anytime if you have an eFlex account. We have a video detailing the steps of applying for an eFlex account and the electronic filing process on our website at https://www.washoecourts.com/EFiling/SignUp. You can file the fillable forms found on our website via your eFlex account or use the new Guided application option. There is a video detailing the steps on our website at https://www.washoecourts.com/DomesticViolence.


Summons

Summons are now being issued electronically. Please email your request for a summons to deputyclerkleads@washoecourts.us