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Job Openings

Pershing County is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Administrative Clerk (Full-Time)
    Pershing County Assessor's Office
    Open until filled
  • Custodian (Part-Time)
    Pershing County Buildings & Grounds Department
    Open until filled
  • Planning & Building Technician (Full Time)
    Pershing County Planning & Building Department
    Open until filled
Visit the Job Openings page for additional information or to download job descriptions and applications.

Landfill and Weed District Changes Go into Effect

Ordinances and resolutions updating Landfill Assessments and Weed Control District areas have gone into effect. Click "Read More" for information on how you are affected.


Website Update: Recorder Document Index

We've updated the address by which the Recorder Document Index is accessible to Please make sure to update your browser bookmarks/favorites.

Public Notice - Potential Impact to Floodplains (Uprise LLC)

Public Notice:
Potential Impacts to Floodplains

Uprise LLC intends to seek financial assistance from USDA, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) under the ReConnect Program to install fiber internet access for residents and businesses throughout the greater Lovelock region. The proposed project consists of trenching underground fiber along I-80 between exit 93 and exit 129...


Nevada Speed Test - Western Nevada Broadband Initiative


Pershing County is partnering with other Northern Nevada governments to launch the Nevada Speed Test, a project to bring reliable broadband service to the region’s most unserved and underserved homes and businesses.

The Nevada Speed Test is counting on fellow Nevadans to pinpoint those locations by logging on to, a mapping tool which measures internet speeds. By analyzing home and business connectivity, strategies can be identified and funding solutions pursued that improve regional broadband infrastructure.


16th Annual Lover's Aloft Balloon Festival Opens Today!

A yearly highlight, the 16th Annual Lover's Aloft Balloon Festival opens today, February 10th, 2022. Highlights include:

  • Lights of Love Balloon Exhibition: Friday at 6:30 PM, Courthouse Park and Temptations
  • Balloon Launches: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:00 AM, McDougal Field
  • Ballon Festival Awards and Silent Auction: Sunday at 11:00 AM at the Persing County Community Center
Download the Event Schedule and Festival Brochure for more information.

Pershing County Phone System Experiencing Issues

UPDATE: Phone service for all offices in the Courthouse and most offices in the Administration Building has been restored as of 11/16/2021. The remaining numbers should be resolved by end of day on 11/19/2021.

Some Pershing County offices are experiencing issues placing and receiving phone calls. If you're not able to contact a Pershing County office by phone, please see the office's web page for other ways to contact the office, or visit our locations.

We are working to resolve the issue and apologize for the inconvenience.

Child Vaccination Survey

Pershing County Health Officials are seeking the number of children ages 5-11 years old that parents are interested in getting vaccinated. Parents who fill out this survey will help order the correct number of vaccines to help facilitate protection in our community.

Take the Online Survey

Lower Humboldt River Watershed Plan

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) proposes a project (Proposed Project) sponsored by the Pershing County Water Conservation District to make improvements within the Lower Humboldt River Watershed to provide flood protection and improve agricultural water management. The proposed project would be located in Pershing County, Nevada and would be funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566).

The Pershing County Water Conservation District and NRCS held a public scoping meeting earlier this month. Click the "Read More" link below to view the meeting recording, download the presentation slides, and find out how the public can make comments on the Watershed Plan.


Nevada US-96 I-80 Futures Annual Ex

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Formerly known as Winnemucca Futures, the name change reflects our expanded regional approach that lines up with the formation of Nevada 95-80 RDA, a new regional development authority authorized through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development that serves the counties of Pershing and Humboldt, and the cities of Lovelock and Winnemucca. We are committed to delivering the economic information and outlook that our communities along Interstate 80 in Northern Nevada have come to rely upon.

Nevada US-95 I-80 Futures presents this annual economic outlook for the Pershing/ Humboldt County region... 


Pershing County COVID-19 Update - August 20,2021

Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in Pershing County since the end of July. As of today, there have been 14 new confirmed cases in the last 8 days! 18 new cases since August 1st, 4 of these have been hospitalized, and 1 was transferred to Reno. These are all community cases. (To compare: Pershing County had 2 cases in June and 3 cases in July).


Every Nevadan Recovery Framework

The “Every Nevadan Recovery Framework” will serve as the foundation for prioritizing the expenditure of these funds, addressing the direct needs of families, communities, workers and small businesses. This framework has identified four prioritization categories for American Rescue Plan investment, but a successful recovery plan depends on input from all Nevadans.

The State Treasurer's Office is requesting that as many Nevadans as possible submit their views and ideas on how to prioritize funds. Please take the Every Nevadan survey and spread the information to your friends and neighbors. 

You can find more information on the Every Nevadan Recovery Framework at

Nevada State Treasurer, Zach Conine, will also be visiting communities throughout Nevada on a listening tour. Meet him at the Pershing County Community Center on Tuesday, August 10th at 5:00 PM.

Vax Nevada Days July 8th-August 26th, 2021

As part of a public health initiative, the Nevada Office of the Governor and Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with Immunize Nevada and IGT to launch Vax Nevada Days to encourage Nevadans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligibility is limited to Nevada residents who have received at least one dose of a recommended COVID-19 vaccination at any time prior to August 26th, 2021! See the official Vax Nevada Days website for more information and official rules.

Download the Vax Nevada Days Poster in English or Spanish.

Fire-EMS Survey

The Fire-EMS Subcommittee is seeking public input regarding the level of service and funding methods that local residents would be interested in.

Please click the link below to be taken to a short survey:

Update: Survey closed, thank you for your interest.

Notice of Augmentation

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Pershing County will act on a resolution to augment Pershing County funds for the fiscal year 2020-2021 as follows:

  1. GENERAL FUND in an amount not to exceed $343,406.00

in order to appropriate previously unbudgeted resources, at a meeting to be held at the Commissioners Chambers on June 28, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., at which time all persons may attend and be heard. Prior to the meeting written comments may be filed with the Clerk of the Board and will be considered.

Larry Rackley,
Chairman of the Board

Download the Official Notice.
Download the Special Meeting Agenda for June 28, 2021.

County Undertakes Update to the Master Plan and Development Code

The Pershing County Commission approved a contract with Stantec Consulting in May 2021 to update the Pershing County Master Plan and County Code...


COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Survey

Pershing County is assisting Pershing County Health Officials in determining the number of youth (ages 12-17) who may be interested in being vaccinated for COVID-19. Parents who fill out this survey will help local health officials secure the correct number of vaccines and possibly organize a drive-through vaccination event(s) to help facilitate protection in our community. 

Please complete the Interest Survey for Pershing County COVID Vaccine (Ages 12-17)

Thank you for taking the time to assist us with these endeavors.

Notice of Public Hearing: Fiscal Year 21-22 Budget and Tax Rate Adoption

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 8:45 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Pershing County Courthouse, 400 Main Street, Lovelock, Nevada, a public hearing will be held to adopt a budget and tax rate for PERSHING COUNTY for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021...


Mobile Vaccination Unit April 16th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Update 04/27/2021: The MVU has confirmed that they will be offering the second Pfizer vaccine dose and the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) one-dose vaccine.

Update 04/19/2021: The second MVU event will be on May 7th, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Update 04/13/2021: Due to the freeze on the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccine, the MVU will be offering the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on April 16th. The second dose will be offered on May 5th. Vaccinations using the Pfizer vaccine will also be opened up to all Nevada residents aged 16 and older.

Mobile Vaccination Units (MVUs) from FEMA will be in Pershing County on Friday, April 16th 2021 to distribute up to 300 doses of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. The MVUs will be at the Senior Center

Vaccine doses will be distributed on a first come, first served basis free of charge to all Nevadans age 18 and up. There is no charge for vaccination.

Download the Event Flyer.

Note: This is not the Moderna vaccine that was provided during the Drive-Through Pod held in March.

Second Drive-Through Vaccination Pod

Based on the response to the first dose drive-through vaccination pod, there will be no electronic registration for the second vaccination pod on the 24th.

The second dose pod will take place on April 24th, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Pershing County Community Center.  See the COVID-19 Information Page for details.

COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination Pod

Update 03/23/2021: Vaccine eligibility for this event has been opened to all Pershing County residents 18 years of age or older!

First Dose of Moderna Vaccine. Second dose to be distributed April 24th, 2021.

Lovelock Community Center
820 6th Street
Lovelock, Nevada

Eligible Residents Include:

Pershing County residents who are 18 years of age and older.

Registration closed. | Download the Consent Forms
Download the Event Flyer or visit the COVID-19 Information Page for additional details.

Message from Pershing County Health Officer, Dr. Kamin VanGuilder, MD

As of November 12th, Pershing County  has experienced a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases. Currently, we have identified 44 positive cases of COVID-19. 20 of those within the last two weeks. There are many test results pending, so this number may continue to climb. Community members can track Pershing County’s COVID-19 statistics by visiting the Pershing County website’s COVID-19 Information Page or by visiting the NV Health Response website...


County E-mail System Upgrade

As part of ongoing efforts to improve digital information security and communication between Pershing County employees and the public, Pershing County IT Department is performing a migration to a new e-mail system and e-mail addresses.

After the maintenance window beginning at 6:00 PM on Friday, September 18, 2020, all Pershing County Employees will have email addresses ending in

2020 General Election Myths vs Facts

There is a lot of misinformation about the 2020 Nevada General Election. Below, we address many of those myths with the facts behind the vote counting process and voting methods used not only in Pershing County, but statewide. You can also download this Fact vs. Myths examination as a PDF.

Early voting for the 2020 Nevada General Election is October 17-30, 2020.

Election Day is November 3, 2020.


Moving to a new Domain!

Pershing County's website will be moving to over the next few weeks. As a result, some pages may temporarily break. We are working hard to makes sure all the information is available.

Pershing County and WNDD Launch Downtown Lovelock Virtual Visioning Tour

As part of the EPA Brownfields Programs, Pershing County Economic Development Authority and Western Nevada Development District have launched a new virtual tour to solicit public input and feedback.


The tour combines a five minute video and short questionnaire related to proposed usages of sites around Downtown Lovelock including Main Street, Cornell Avenue, and 11th Street. The entire tour should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Visit to take the tour and for more information about the Brownfields program.

Pershing County and City of Lovelock Joins Humboldt and Lander Counties in Publishing Broadband RFI

Pershing County and the City of Lovelock is partnering with Pershing, Humboldt, and Lander Counties in requesting information to enhancing broadband infrastructure within their jurisdictions to increase opportunities for new and existing service providers to invest in providing better service and closing the digital divide that exists in Rural Nevada.

For more information, read the cover letter or download the RFI Packet.

Press Release: Tri-County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Counties of Lander, Humboldt, and Pershing, have launched a planning effort to update the Regional Tri-County Hazard Mitigation Plan. These Counties are vulnerable to earthquakes, drought, flooding, wild-land fires and other disasters. Read More...

Free COVID-19 Community Testing, May 29th, 30th, and June 1st

The Pershing County Health Officer and Community Health Nurse, with assistance from Pershing General Hospital, local volunteers, and the Nevada National Guard are providing voluntary drive-up testing for all residents of Pershing County.

  • May 29, 30 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Pershing County Community Center
  • June 1 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Grass Valley Community Center

Drive up to the Community Center and get tested without having to leave your vehicle. No identification documents will be required, just your name and contact information so we can provide your results.

Results are typically available in 5-7 days and are strictly confidential.

Please, wear a mask and bring a pen.

Second Directive of the Pershing County Commissioners Regarding COVID-19

Download Directive as PDF

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 
Download the Flyer

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

Download Directive as PDF

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

2022 Primary Election Results

View the Pershing County Certified 2022 Primary Election Results.

2022 Wreaths Across America

As summer comes to a close we start preparing for winter and the holiday season. We will once again be partaking in Wreaths Across America. This year’s date will be December 17, 2022, the opening ceremony will be at the Memorial Wall in the Lone Mountain Cemetery...

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