Storey County PO Box 176 Virginia City, NV 89440

Board of Commissioners

Austin Osborne
County Manager

County Commissioners
26 S. B St.
P.O. Box 176
Virginia City, NV 89440

Ph: 775-847-0968
Fx: 775-847-0949


Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Directory


  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are prepared prior to each meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
All Agendas


The Storey County Board of Commissioners consists of 3 elected members: 

Each commissioner is required to reside in 1 of 3 districts, equally divided among the county’s population based on the census. However, each commissioner is elected by all residents of the county to serve a 4 year term, during which they discuss and determine all issues on a countywide basis.

In order to qualify for election to a seat representing a district on the Board of Commissioners, an individual must be a current resident in that district and have resided there for a minimum of 30 days prior to the close of filing.

Duties & Responsibilities

As the county’s governing board, the commission has vast responsibilities, spanning from budgeting to policy enactment and enforcement. Below are some of the many services the Storey County Commissioners provide the residents and businesses of the county:

  • Budgeting - approve all county department budgets and monitor their performance
  • Set tax rate countywide, as well as water and sewer rates in Virginia City and Gold Hill
  • Establish and monitor the policies and ordinances that run our county government