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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

New Job Opening Available

The Pershing County Road Department is seeking applicants to fill the following position:

See the Job Openings page for more details.

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.


Tri-County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Survey

The Pershing County Local Emergency Planning Committee is participating in an update to the Tri-County Hazard Mitigation Plan. As part of the update process, we are seeking responses to a survey from members of the community.

Follow the link below to access the survey. Responses are anonymous and must be submitted by September 30th.

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 
E-mail: [email protected] 
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

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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