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Controlled Burning is Open
A burn permit is required in the City Limits of Carlin for any open burning. You can obtain a burn permit by contacting the Fire Department at 775-754-6969 or by stopping at 121 Hamilton Street.       

The City of Carlin is now accepting applications for appointment to fill the prospective vacancy of the office of Mayor.


  • Serve as a member and ex officio president of the board of councilmen and preside over meetings; and
  • Serve as the chief executive officer of the City; and
  • Perform such emergency duties as may be necessary for the general health, welfare and safety of the city; and
  • Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by ordinance or by the provisions of the Nevada Revised Statutes which apply to a mayor of a city organized under the provisions of a special charter.


The appointee will serve for the remainder of the current term.


City Clerk’s Office
151 South 8th Street
Carlin, NV 89822


*Application packet will be available at the City Clerk’s Office.

*Application packets must be SUBMITTED by MAY 10, 2016 @ 5:00 P.M. to the City Clerk’s Office.

The City of Carlin is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Clean Up Carlin

Carlin Cleanup Week
Monday May 9 thru Saturday May 14, 2016
Hours are 7am to 11:30am and 1pm to 3:30pm daily.

Dumping Will Be Free at the Carlin Transfer Station, 810 Oak Street. The dump will accept batteries, used oil, and paint that is dried up or mixed with kitty litter. No tires are accepted and the only appliances not accepted are refrigerators. Please contact Wells Rural Electric at 754-6362 to have them picked up by Elko Sanitation.

Honor Camp crews will help with the cleanup and will be going through the alleys during the week. If you wish to have them haul your items please have them ready at the start of the week. There are no scheduled pickups.

The Transfer Station will be open Saturday May 7 and May 21, 2016 for your convenience.

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East Bound Train at 4th Street
Carlin is a small community located in northeast Nevada, 23 miles west of Elko and is situated along Interstate 80. Carlin's city limits encompass 9.0 square miles with a residential population of 2,851. The City's responsibilities and structure are outlined in the City Charter adopted in 1971. The developed portion of the City of Carlin covers roughly one-half square mile and is located near the center of the nine square miles which make up the jurisdictional area of the city. Approximately 75% of the land within the city limit lies north of the Humboldt River with the remaining 25% south of the River. Important tributaries to the Humboldt River which flow through the city are Maggie Creek and Mary's Creek. The two creeks generally serve as the east and west boundaries of the City.

Carlin has been a pioneering area throughout its history. It sits astride the California Trail and saw thousands of settlers pass through during the westward expansion. (Note - the Donner Party passed through the area on their way to California)

It was also a major part of the railroad pioneering expansion across the continent and for many years was a main stop on the Southern Pacific route, with maintenance shops, crew quarters ad ice houses based in Carlin's railroad yard.

Today Carlin has entered a new pioneering era. It is significant as the gateway to the world's largest gold mines. Mining became a major employment base in the early 1960's with the development of the area commonly known as the Carlin Trend. The Carlin Trend boasts two of the largest open pit gold mines in the world, processing approximately 3 million ounces of ore annually. The Newmont Gold Quarry site is visible from the Interstate and the northern slopes of the City. 

Within minutes of Major Shopping, Fine Dining, Gaming, Shows and all amenities, the City of Carlin has maintained a small town atmosphere and quality of life.

The City of Carlin is an equal oppertunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at .

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