Most Washoe County administrative offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth. President Joe Biden signed legislation on Thursday establishing Juneteenth as a new federal holiday. The official holiday is June 19.

Departments within Washoe County will be moving to their holiday schedules.

The following county offices will be open:

  • The Office of the County Clerk at the Washoe County Complex will remain open throughout the holiday from 8 a.m. to midnight for fictitious firm names and notary bond filings. Marriage licenses are issued by appointment only. Appointments can be made on the website.
  • The Washoe County Recorder’s Office will be open with limited staffing. E-recording will continue throughout normal business hours. General inquiries or escalation may be sent to record@washoecounty.us.
  • Reno Justice Court, Sparks Justice Court, Incline Village Justice Court, Incline Constable, and Wadsworth Justice Court
  • The Second Judicial District Court
  • Washoe County Health District clinical services as well as COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

The following county offices will be closed:

  • Administrative offices at the Washoe County Complex: 1001 E. Ninth Street, Reno, 89512
  • All Washoe County Libraries. Book drops will be open.
  • Regional Animal Services Shelter Operations and Office will be closed, but field operations will continue as normal.
  • The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office
  • The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office – all administrative offices and front desk
  • Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue – 3663 Barron Way administrative office
  • Washoe County Health District – administrative offices and front desk
  • Washoe County Human Services Agency and all meal distribution locations
  • Washoe County Treasurer’s office will be closed, but all payments can be made online here.

For Washoe County offices and programs not listed here, contact that office directly for details.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered. That was also about 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Southern states.

Learn more about Juneteenth here.