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Open Burning is CLOSED
Open Burning is prohibited at this time by the order of the State Forester and by the City of Carlin Fire Chief. The fire conditions are LOW to MODERATE. Many days have been RED FLAG WARNING DAYS.

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 stopping by or calling Dispatch.       

Carlin City Council and Mayoral Forum
October 7, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Carlin City Hall Meeting Room 101 S. 8th Street

Would you like to serve your Community?
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The City of Carlin currently has openings on the Planning Board, the Park and Rec Board, the Equestrian Board and the Carlin Volunteer Fire Department.

These boards and departments add to our community and you can serve on one of them. They shape the community with the legislative process, they add value through entertainment, cultural activities, provide invaluable services to our citizens and diversify our community.

Please Call 775-754-6354 and inquire about serving your community today. 


About Carlin
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.

Police Officer Job Opening
The City of Carlin is recruiting for entry level or lateral transfer Police Officers.

If you are looking for a career that requires someone with great moral character, in good physical condition, free of criminal record, and doesn't use drugs, then we are looking for you.

Applications and a list of qualifications for this great career opportunity can be obtained on our website here:

You can also stop by the Carlin Police Department located at 101 S. 8th St. Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm.

2014 Dog Tags

Now available at the
Carlin Police Station
101 S. 8th Street
Tuesday-Friday 7am to 5pm

*Shot Records are required.

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