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Washoe County, Nevada

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Budget P
Meetings P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning
Audits P
Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Washoe County is one of 16 counties in Nevada. The population was 339,486 at the 2000 census; 2006 Census Bureau estimates listed a population of 396,428. Its county seat is Reno.

Washoe County is part of the Reno–Sparks Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Website evaluation

This website was most recently evaluated on 11 November 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • The current budget is available.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Board of commissioner agendas are available and archived for three years[2]
    • Board of commissioner minutes are available and archived for three years[3]
  • Elected officials
    • Names, email addresses, and phone numbers are listed for commissioners[4]
  • Administrative officials
    • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses are available for some administrative officials[5]
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Zoning information is available[6]
    • Building permit information is available[7]
  • Audit
    • Old audit information is available[8]
  • Taxes
    • Tax rates are posted[9]
    • Tax revenues are published in the budget

The bad

  • Budget
    • The budget is not archived for three years.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule is not posted.
  • Elected Officials
    • Physical addresses are not available for elected officials
  • Administrative officials
    • Contact information is only available for some administrative officials
    • Physical addresses are not available.
  • Audit
    • Recent audit information is not available
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are not available.
    • Contracts over $10,000 are not posted.
  • Lobbying
  • Public Records


Washoe County has said they're in the process of redesigning their website to be more usable and transparent. The new website will allow the county to embed video steaming, property information look-up, better access to requesting public records, along with tracking of the requests.[10][11]


Main article: Nevada government sector lobbying

Washoe County has 11 registered lobbyists.[12] Subsidiaries of the county also have registered lobbyists.

Subsidiary Lobbyists
Washoe County District Attorney's Office 1
Washoe County District Health Department 1
Washoe County Public Defender 1
Washoe County Sheriff's Office 1
Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission 3
Washoe County 11
Washoe County Social Services 2
Washoe County Water Resources 1

The total amount of lobbyists registered to Washoe County and subsidiaries is 21.[13]

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