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Job Openings Available

Pershing County is seeking applicants for the following position:

See the Job Openings page for more information and to download an application.

Notice of Primary Election


Second Directive of the Pershing County Commissioners Regarding COVID-19

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Resolution 20-03-03
Declaration of Emergency
Directive 02

WHEREAS, on March 20, 2020, and in accordance with NRS Chapter 414 and Pershing County Code 2.08.04, the Pershing County Board of Commissioners issued a Declaration of Emergency to facilitate the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic...


Pershing County COVID-19 E-Mail and Text Alerts

Pershing County has set up multiple ways to receive information regarding the response to COVID-19.

For emergency information: Sign up for AlertSense notifications to your phone or email address by visiting the AlertSense page.

For general announcements: Sign up for E-Notify alerts by visiting the E-Notify Subscription Center, follow the directions to sign up and select your preferred alert type for the Community > Pershing County Coronavirus 2019 Information page.

Multi County COVID-19 Hotline

A multi-county public hotline dedicated to helping people experiencing symptoms and to answer questions about COVID-19 has been established for Elko, Lander, Eureka, Humboldt, White Pine, and Pershing Counties.

Phone: (775) 777-2507 
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Pershing County Health Officer Provides Update

Kamin Vanguilder, MD has issued an update to the COVID-19 situation in Pershing County.

Download the statement as a PDF.

Pershing County Sheriff's Office Limiting Building Access

Due to the continued risk posed by COVID-19, the Pershing County Sheriff's Office will be controlling access to the building. Sheriff Jerry Allen is asking that anyone needing to contact the Sheriff's Office to do so via phone first. If access to the building is required, call first and use the intercom to the right of the front door when you arrive.

For Dispatch services, please call (775) 273-5111.
For Civil Office services, please call (775) 273-5051.

Secretary Cegavske Announces Plan to Conduct the June 9, 2020 Primary Election by All Mail

Carson City, NV; March 24, 2020) – Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, in partnership with Nevada’s 17 county election officials, announces today plans to conduct an all-mail election for the June 9, 2020 primary election. Read More...

Pershing County Declares State of Emergency

Under Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 414, and Pershing County Code 2.08.040, at an emergency meeting held March 20th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., the Pershing County Board of Commissioners declares a State of Emergency due to COVID-19. The full text of Resolution 20-03-02 follows.

Download the original resolution as a PDF.


Pershing County DMV Office Closed Until Further Notice

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has closed its field offices statewide effective 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 17. This includes the DMV office in the Pershing County Administration Building. DMV online services remain operational and residents are encouraged to use them.

Read the full news release from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Read More...

Directive of the Pershing County Commissioners Regarding COVID-19

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WHEREAS, Nevada Revised Statute 241.020 authorizes the Board of Commissioners to meet for emergency situations...


Pershing County Schools Closed March 16th through April 3

Statement from PCSD Administration:   Good Afternoon PCSD Families and Staff, As you may have heard, in light of the increasing concern around COVID-19, Governor Sisolak, after consulting with local and state wide agencies including the Nevada Department of Education, health officials and school superintendents, has decided that all schools in the state of Nevada will close to students starting Monday, March 16 through to Friday, April 3... Read More...

Pershing County Health Officer Provides Official Statement on COVID-19 Preparedness

To: Residents of Pershing County

Re: Pershing County Planning and Response for COVID-19 Preparedness

Purpose: To provide information and awareness regarding our community and county efforts to prepare and manage potential Coronavirus infections

A Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) meeting was called and held today in response to this issue. Representatives... Read More...

Department of Agriculture Mormon Cricket and Grasshopper Report Form.

If you have observed Mormon crickets somewhere in Nevada, please fill out the report form and return it to the State Entomologist at the Nevada Department of Agriculture:

Download the Mormon Cricket and Grasshopper Report Form