Due to COVID-19 and Administrative Order 2020-02 and 2020-05, The Second Judicial District Court has remained virtually open. The Second Judicial District Court remains fully staffed to handle court services and conduct business on proceedings, while protecting the health and safety of court patrons and staff. Just like almost every organization, the Court is adjusting and enhancing its procedures and protocols during this pandemic to handle caseloads. If a person has a scheduled hearing for an extension of a protection order, that hearing will be conducted by telephone or video.
At the moment, jury trials are suspended as we cannot guarantee the safety of jurors, witnesses, attorneys, and litigants for an in-person jury trial given the number of people who are in a courtroom. The Court is working with its stakeholders to develop a plan for safely resuming jury trials.
We continue to work on our plans to reopen and the timing of that. We are looking forward to when we can meet and interact in-person safely. The Court has adopted the standards set forth by the NCJFCJ for reopening to in-person access. Additionally, the Court will follow all CDC guidelines for social distancing, wearing a face covering, and recommended sanitation protocols.
The Second Judicial District Court Remains Virtually Open
- 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.
- 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.
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.
The District Court is providing electronic certification of court documents. To request a certified copy, you may:
75 Court Street, Reno, NV 89501
1 S. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501, Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm
Please check the filing fee schedule for applicable certification and copy fees.
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:
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:
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.
The Court continues to accept filings in all case types, including the filing of new cases. All filings can be submitted electronically through eFlex.
If you need to submit invoices or need to contact Fiscal Department for any reason, please email
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 1-5 PM. The General Law & Probate Law programs will be held on Wednesdays from 1-5 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
You can contact a local domestic violence resource and utilize their services to apply for the protection order. Safe Embrace 775-322-3766 and the Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC) 775-329-4150 are two resources that can assist with filing applications.
If you have questions or need further assistance, contact the Protection Order Help Center at email@example.com or call 775-328-3127. Please leave a voicemail and a deputy clerk will return your call. We are returning calls and emails Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Due to the health crisis and Administrative Order 2020-02 and 2020-05, if you have a scheduled hearing for an extension of a protection order, that hearing will be conducted by telephone. You must contact the court clerks at 775-325-6626 or 775-328-3273 at least 24 hours prior to your hearing to provide your contact information where you can be reached for the hearing. If you do not provide your contact information, the hearing may proceed without your participation. This could result in the protection order being dissolved or extended with terms that could impact access to your children, your finances or personal property.
If you are an applicant and you wish to dissolve your order, you may file an Ex Parte Motion and the court will enter an Order without a hearing within 72 hours or 3 business days.
A limited number of in-person appointments are now available at the Protection Order Help Center. To make an appointment, call us at 775-328-3127. Appointments are limited to those who cannot be assisted remotely.
Summons are now being issued electronically. Please email your request for a summons to