Washoe County to observe Juneteenth Independence Day

by | Jun 17, 2024

Most Washoe County offices will be closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth was first recognized as a federal holiday in 2021 and commemorates the final emancipation of slaves in the United States, which occurred June 19, 1865, more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Washoe County has recognized the holiday since 2021.  

The following county offices will be closed: 

  • Administrative offices at the Washoe County Complex: 1001 E. Ninth Street, Reno. 
  • All Washoe County Libraries will be closed. Book drops and online services will remain available. Access library hours and online services at www.washoecountylibrary.us 
  • Regional Animal Services Shelter Operations and Office will be closed, but field operations will continue as normal. Pet redemptions will be available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.  
  • Reno Justice Court, Sparks Justice Court, Incline Village Justice Court, and Wadsworth Justice Court 
  • The Second Judicial District Court 
  • The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office 
  • The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office – All administrative offices will be unavailable. Visiting and cashier remains open, and if citizens need emergency assistance, please call 911 or contact the non-emergency line at 775-785-WCSO (9276). 
  • Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Headquarters/Fire Prevention and Administrative Offices – 3663 Barron Way 
  • Northern Nevada Public Health (formerly Washoe County Health District) – Clinical services  
  • Washoe County Human Services Agency and all meal distribution locations 

The following county offices will be open: 

  • The Office of the County Clerk at the Washoe County Complex will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for fictitious firm names, notary bond filings and marriage licenses.