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Storey County Code prohibits the distribution of flyers on the street at any time, including during special events. Interested parties must petition for permission.
A Storey County business license is required for each person, partnership, association, corporation, or firm engaging in any trade, calling, service, profession, or business venture in Storey County, as set forth by county code, whether or not they have offices located in Storey County. You must also have a business license in the jurisdiction where your business is located.
Each business location within the county must have a separate license. A trade show or convention held in this state in which a business previously described takes part--or in which a person who conducts such a business attends for a purpose related to the conduct of the business--also needs a business license.
Business licenses must be displayed conspicuously at your place of business and in such a manner as to be open to view by the public and subject to inspection. The Business License department must be notified in writing regarding any changes in business name or ownership, location, number of employees, equipment, machines, or any other contingency.
Detailed information on business taxation rates and downloadable forms may be obtained at the Department of Taxation website.
In order to obtain a Storey County business license, you will need to provide the following:
The Storey County Sheriff’s Department issues licenses for several specific types of businesses. Although the Business License Office will collect application materials for all businesses, our office will occasionally forward these materials--in the case of these specific types of businesses--to the Sheriff's Office, which will then process the materials and issue licenses. All other licenses are handled solely by the Business License Office.
Licenses for the following businesses will be issued by the Sheriff's Department:
*Please refer all brothel applications or questions directly to the Sheriff’s Office.
Generally speaking, if you ever wonder if you should call 911, then you should place the call. Our communications specialists are specially trained to ask appropriate questions to help determine how emergent a situation is and which emergency services should be dispatched.
Always call 911 if you are witnessing a crime, a fire, are reporting a serious illness or injury, and for alerting authorities to missing persons.
There are, however, certain instances when calling 911 is not appropriate. These situations include:
All vendors must have a completed, up to date W-9 on file with the county. Download a W-9 form and submit to the county department you will be working with.
Payments are processed twice per month and coincide with the commissioners bi-monthly meetings, as all bills must be approved by the Board of Commissioners.
Contact the Comptroller's Office at 775-847-1006 for more information.
Storey County Fire District accepts personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, and credit card payments. You may pay online or mail your payment to: Storey County Ambulance Billing PO Box 603 Virginia City, NV 89440
You may complete the insurance information section on the back of your remittance slip and return it to us, and we will be glad to submit your charges to your insurance company.
The Paramedic and Ambulance service provided by Storey County is not a tax based system. While taxes provide a portion of operational funding, ambulance fees collected from insurance companies and those who utilize the service, along with membership fees for Storey County Ambulance Subscription Program, all serve to keep us operational.
Unofficial copies of recorded documents are available through our online search. For an official copy (without a watermark) or a certified copy, please call our office at (775) 847-0967 or email us.
Copies of Official Records are $1 per page. A certified document is $4 per document for the certification, plus $1 per page. Certified marriage certificates are $15 each.
A 24” x 36” map copy is available in the office for a fee of $2/page.
Credit card payments can be processed over the phone, and the requested document(s) can be mailed or emailed depending on the nature of the request. There is a $2 processing fee on credit card orders under $50 - our full fee schedule can be found here.
The Recorder’s Office is unable to provide forms or advice to enact such changes due to state and federal laws - please contact a title company, attorney, or paralegal.
Additional resources are available, such as Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada (VARN) and the Carson and Rural Elder (CARE) Law Program.
No. The Recorder’s Office does not provide notary services.
Through our online search-currently, our online database starts around 1982, with document images available for each record beginning around July 1, 1988. We are in the process of integrating document images for this time frame. Please call or email us if you are unable to view a record online.
We receive electronically submitted documents through Simplifile, CSC, eRecording Partners Network (EPN), and Indecomm Global Services. A title company, attorney, paralegal, or other professional registered with any of the above eRecording services can further assist.
Otherwise, please visit our office with your original document(s) or mail in your submission with the applicable fees.
Please call or email us with your request. If you have identifying information such as a document number or book and page reference, we can access the document and assist via email or mail. See our fee schedule for copy and certified copy fees.
Documents prior to 1982 are searchable through our Grantor/Grantee indexes. Please call or email us to schedule and office visit to view these indexes.
The Recorder’s Office is unable to generate a full title search - please contact a title company, attorney, or paralegal.
Our online search provides access to Official Records using indexed information. Search terms include Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN), Grantor/Grantee names, document type or legal description. Our online database starts around 1982, with document images available for each record beginning around July 1, 1988.
Documents recorded before 1982 are searchable through our Grantor/Grantee indexes. Please call or email us to schedule an office visit to view these indexes.
Through the Assessor’s Office search, or by calling either of our offices.
Our online search provides access to Official Records including maps and easements using indexed information. Search terms include the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN), Grantor/Grantee names, document type or legal description. The database starts around 1982, with document images available for each record beginning around July 1, 1988.
No. Due to state and federal laws, we are unable to provide document form types other than the forms listed in our "Standard Forms" section of this website.
When a mortgage or deed of trust is paid off, a reconveyance document is typically sent by the lender to be recorded. To check if this document has been recorded, you can use the online search, call our office, or sign up for Fraud Guard (automatic email alerts when a document is recorded in your name).
Unlike a car, there is no new title or deed sent after paying off the loan.
Copy requests including certified marriages are typically filled within 1-2 days of receiving the request and are returned via First Class Mail through the US Post Office. However, if you would like to expedite the process, you may send your request via overnight mail and include an overnight prepaid envelope for the document to be returned.
No. Recorded documents are available 24/7 through our online document search. If you need further assistance, please email us or give us a call at (775) 847-0967.
Accidents that occurred prior to 2012 are available though our office at the cost of $1 per page. Accidents that occurred in 2012 and forward are now provided through CARFAX. Please visit the CARFAX website for more information.
Depending on where the accident occurred, it may have been handled by the Nevada Highway Patrol, which can be reached by calling 775-688-2500.
Yes, this is a community service we provide residents and businesses. Simply call the Dispatch Center at 775-847-0950 to set up a Vacation Watch schedule. We ask that you request this service one week in advance of your planned departure date.
To file a complaint, please contact the non-emergency phone number at the Dispatch Center, which is 775-847-0950. Your complaint will be logged, and an officer will be dispatched to evaluate the situation.
Please contact the non-emergency phone number at the Dispatch Center, which is 775-847-0950. An officer will be dispatched to check on the animal and take necessary action.
To obtain a concealed weapon permit, you must complete an application. Please note, there is a $37.50 Department of Public Safety fee for fingerprinting and a $60 Storey County Sheriff’s Office processing fee.
Additionally, per the requirements listed on the application, you must also receive a certificate from a local firing range.
Please visit the Storey County Sheriff’s Office:
205 S. C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440
We will be more than happy to assist you with your fingerprinting needs. Typically two cards are required, and there is a $10 fee for each card.
To start a neighborhood watch program, it is recommended that you first meet with your neighbors to determine the level of interest in a watch program and the special concerns of people in your area. Set up an initial meeting date, and invite your Storey County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch program deputy, John-Michael Mendoza, to the meeting (775-847-0959).
During this meeting, Deputy Mendoza can answer questions about crime in your area as well as assist you in organizing your program and utilizing it most effectively. Deputy Mendoza will provide you with Neighborhood Watch decals, and we encourage as many homes as possible to prominently display these decals (for instance, on a window facing the street).
To report a possible crime, violation, or burglary, please contact the Dispatch Center at 775-847-0950.
If you would like to dispute a traffic citation, you must visit the Storey County Justice Court to obtain a waiver of arraignment. You may also make your court date and plea “not guilty.” If you’d prefer, you can mail your scheduled bail and a plea of “not guilty” to the Justice Court and a waiver of arraignment will be sent to you. Once the waiver of arraignment is received by the Justice Court, a pretrial date will be set.
26 S. B St.
P.O. Box 674
Virginia City, NV 89440
If you would like to pay a traffic citation, simply mail in a scheduled bail prior to the court date or appear in court and plea “no contest” or “guilty.” Please mail in a check or money order made payable to Storey County Justice Court. You may also elect to bring it to the Justice Court in person: