The Carson City Public Guardian (CCPG) serves as guardian, by court appointment, for vulnerable adults aged 18 or older who are unable to manage their personal and/or financial affairs. CCPG coordinates provision of services; provides informed consents; and protects, preserves, and manages the assets of our protected persons.
The CCPG is considered the guardian of last resort when there is no family member, friend, or other appropriate person to perform the duties as a guardian.
The CCPG only serves as guardian for those who qualify as a current resident of Carson City, and are within the scope of NRS 253.200 which outlines the qualifications for whom the public guardian of the county may be appointed.
If you are looking for assistance in filing a petition for guardianship of a loved one or friend, please see the State of Nevada’s Self-Help Center under our Helpful Links section.
Guardianship is not an immediate emergency intervention. If you have any suspicions of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, please report to one of the following agencies:
Nevada Division for Aging Services/Elder Protective Services
Statewide/All Areas (888) 729-0571
Carson City Sheriff’s Office
Petitioning CCPG as Guardian
Petitioning CCPG As Guardian
Petitioning for guardianship is a court process that requires specific legal paperwork completed and submitted by either an individual or an attorney. (Individuals who are proceeding without the assistance of an attorney may wish to reference “State of Nevada Self-Help Center” under our Helpful Links Section.)
Pursuant to NRS 159.044, anyone may petition the court for the service of the Public Guardian. If you intend to petition for the Public Guardian to service as guardian for an individual, please forward a copy of the petition, the Acknowledgment of Public Guardian as required by NRS 253.200, and all notices of hearings.
If you are looking to petition our office as guardian for an individual, we also ask that you complete the following form and submit it to us when you provide the above paperwork:
Below is some general information that may be helpful:
Family members or friends, if appropriate, have first priority to serve as guardian of an individual instead of the Public Guardian. We ask that you contact family members and friends regarding the possibility of serving as guardian before you contact us.
Please provide all requested documentation, as well as any other information you think may be pertinent to our review of the case.
Once the requested documentation has been submitted to our office, please keep us informed of any significant changes (i.e., medical condition, residence, family involvement, etc.) regarding the proposed protected person.