Public Guardian

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Guardianship is a legal process, the court appoints the Public Guardian to persons who have been declared incompetent or of limited capacity when there is no family member, friend, or other appropriate person to perform the duties as a guardian. Types of guardianship include: temporary guardianship, guardianship of the estate, and guardianship of the person. For more information about guardianship please visit:

The public guardian does not take direct referrals, petitions must be made to the courts for guardianship requests. Individuals needing assistance are encouraged to seek legal counsel.


  1. Shayla Holmes

    Director/Public Guardian
    Phone: (775) 577-5009 x3301

  2. Debby Stevens

    Deputy Public Guardian
    Phone: 775-577-5009 X 3306