Nevada State Court System

Understanding how the system of Nevada state court works is very important as it helps you find court records easily.

Nevada Courts Overview

To make your work easier, start searching for court records in Nevada by simply going to courts by county.

The trial court system of Nevada State consists of Municipal Courts, Justice Courts, and District Courts.

District Courts

The Nevada District Courts have general jurisdiction to handle all types of criminal and civil cases. However, they usually handle only the cases that other Nevada courts have no jurisdiction over.

Typical criminal cases that Nevada District Courts hear include juvenile cases, family law cases, cases related to neglect and abuse, and general civil cases claims involving more than $10,000 in dispute. Typical criminal cases that these courts hear include lesser-included offenses, gross misdemeanors, and felonies.

District Courts have Family Court divisions. Every Family Court division has jurisdiction to handle certain types of cases, including involuntary hospitalization, divorce, juvenile matters, parentage and abuse prevention. A Family Court division shares jurisdiction with a District Court over claims for damages arising from domestic violence.

Justice Courts

Nevada Justice Courts have exclusive jurisdiction to handle certain types of criminal and civil cases. General criminal cases that these courts hear include misdemeanors. Typical civil cases that Nevada Justice Courts hear include majority of general civil cases with less than $10,000 in dispute, exclusive of interest. Besides, these courts also handle other types of civil claims that fall within the financial limits, including some liens, landlord-tenant, and collection actions for taxes, forfeitures, penalties, or fines.

In addition, each Justice Court also has a simplified Small Claims procedure or process for some types of civil claims for amounts in dispute falling within financial limits.

These courts also hear some cases that involve orders of protection against stalking, orders of protection against harassment at workplace, orders of protection against home or domestic violence. These courts have no authority to handle cases involving mining claims, disputes over title or boundaries to real estate, or disputes over validity of a fine or tax or assessment.

Municipal Courts

The Nevada Municipal Courts have exclusive jurisdiction to handle certain types of criminal and civil cases.

Civil cases that these courts handle include some tax collection, actions to stop nuisances, violations of municipal ordinances, and other types of civil claims for below $2,500 which are brought by the agents of the city or by the city itself. Typical criminal cases that these courts handle include misdemeanor violations of town or city ordinances. They also hear other violations of the municipal ordinances.

Municipal Courts have no authority to handle claims connected to the validity of a levy, tax or assessment. They also cannot hear claims involving the title to real property.

The Official Website of Nevada County

Las Vegas Las Vegas
Henderson City of Henderson
Reno City of Reno | Reno.gov Official government website for the City of Reno, Nevada. Find jobs, news, special events, meetings and watch videos.
North Las Vegas City of North Las Vegas Official Web Site
Sparks Welcome to the City Of Sparks, Nevada Visit Sparks, NV – a family and business friendly city that offers quality of life, events, restaurants and bars, parks, outdoor recreation and shopping destinations.
Carson City Carson City The official government website for the City of Carson City, Nevada, a consolidated municipality. Guide to the city, elected officials, community history, and news of events and activities.
Fernley Fernley, NV – Official Website
Elko Welcome to City of Elko, Nevada
Mesquite Welcome to The City of Mesquite Nevada!
Boulder City Boulder City, NV – Official Website
Fallon City of Fallon Whether you are a resident or a visitor of the City of Fallon, click here to find out information about local events, things to do and Fallon history here.
Winnemucca City of Winnemucca
West Wendover West Wendover, NV
Ely City of Ely Nevada Official website for the Government of the City of Ely Nevada
Yerington Yerington, NV Home
Clark County
Washoe County Washoe County, NV
Lyon County Lyon County, NV – Official Website
Elko County Elko County
Douglas County Douglas County, Nevada
Nye County Nye County, NV Official Website
Churchill County Churchill County, NV – Official Website
Humboldt County Humboldt County, NV | Official Website
White Pine County White Pine County, NV – Official Website
Pershing County Welcome to Pershing County, NV
Lander County Welcome to City of Lander County, NV
Lincoln County Lincoln County, Nevada Government
Mineral County Welcome to Mineral County, NV
Storey County Storey County, NV – Official Website
Eureka County Eureka County, Nevada — Official Home Page Eureka County is county located in north central Nevada
Esmeralda County County of Esmeralda Home Page

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