An eviction is the act or process of legally dispossessing a person or land or rental property.  All required forms used in the eviction process must be issued by the Court prior to service.  A $71 filing fee is payable by cash, check or credit card at the time of filing.

Types of Evictions

Non-Payment of rent

A seven-day notice for past due rent and contracted late fees only.

Breach of Contract

May be issued after a tenant has been served with and has failed to comply with the following:

1.  Seven (7) or Thirty (30) day "No Cause" eviction

2.  Notice of Waste, Nuisance, or Unlawful Business

3.  Tenancy at Will

Service of Process

Service of an Eviction Notice should be performed by:

1.  Washoe County Sheriff's Department

2.  A private process server.

Upon completion of service, an Affidavit of Service must be completed and Filed with the court.  If the tenant is served personally, they will have five (5) working days in which to either comply with the notice, vacate the premises or file an Affidavit of Tenant with the Court contesting the notice at which time a hearing will be set.  If the tenant is unavailable to accept service of the notice personally, it may be posted on the door and mailed, obtaining a certificate of mailing from the post office.  In this instance, the tenant will have five (5) working days plus three (3) straight days in which to comply with the notice.

If the tenant takes no action within the time period allowed, the landlord may apply for a Lockout Order.  the Order must be signed by a Judge and may only be served by the Incline Constable or the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

Need Eviction Assistance?  Click here for Eviction Resources.

Need Forms?  Click here for the Court's forms on Evictions.

Please contact the Court at or (775) 832-4100 with any questions.

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