The Washoe County Administrative Complex is located at 1001 East 9th Street, Reno, Nevada 89512; phone: 775-784-7260.
Washoe was one of the original Nevada Territory counties, created in 1861. The name refers to the Washoe Indian Tribe who spent winters and springs in the Washoe Valley. Early settlers included the Clark Family and H.H. Jaminson in 1852.