Justice Courts

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Justice courts in Nevada have jurisdiction over numerous types of civil cases where the amount at issue does not exceed $10,000 (NRS 4.370), including, among others:

  • Contracts for money or actions upon bonds
  • Injuries to people or property or to recover personal property
  • Cases between landlords and tenants for eviction (click to visit Evictions & Housing)
  • Lawsuits on mechanic's liens or liens on storage facilities
  • Protective orders against domestic violence, stalking, or workplace harassment (click to visit Harassment & Protection)
  • Lawsuits on mobile home liens

If the amount of money claimed in a case is less than $10,000, the case is for money only, and the person or company being sued (the "defendant") (1) is a resident of, (2) does business in, or (3) is employed in the township where the action is filed, the case can be filed as a small claims case and heard by a justice of the peace.  (NRS 73.010.)  Click to visit Small Claims.

The justice courts also handle misdemeanor crime and traffic matters.  The justices of the peace also preside over felony and gross misdemeanor arraignments and conduct preliminary hearings to determine if sufficient evidence exists to hold criminals for trial at district court.

Court procedure in the justice courts is governed by the Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure.  The Las Vegas Justice Court has an additional set of rules called the Local Rules of Practice for the Las Vegas Justice Court.

Justice courts in Clark County are organized by township (for example, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, etc.).  Hours and days of operation, filing procedures, and the like, might vary from court to court, so you should visit a particular justice court's website to get more information about that court or to look up your case.

Click on one of the justice court's below to visit that court's website:

Boulder City Justice Court
501 Avenue G
Boulder City, Nevada  89005
(702) 455-8000
For a map of the court's location, click here

Bunkerville Justice Court
190 W. Virgin St.
Bunkerville, Nevada  89007
(702) 356-5711
For a map of the court's location, click here

Goodsprings Justice Court
23120 Las Vegas Blvd So.
Jean, Nevada  89019
(702) 874-1405
For a map of the court's location, click here

Henderson Justice Court
243 South Water St.
Henderson, Nevada  89015
(702) 455-7980
For a map of the court's location, click here

Las Vegas Justice Court
Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada  89155
(702) 671-3478
For a map to the court's location, click here

Laughlin Justice Court
101 Civic Way, Suite 2
Laughlin, Nevada  89029
(702) 298-4622
For a map of the court's location, click here

Mesquite Justice Court
500 Hillside
Mesquite, Nevada  89027
(702) 346-5298
For a map of the court's location, click here

Moapa Justice Court
1340 E. St Hwy, #168
Moapa, Nevada  89025
(702) 864-2333
For a map of the court's location, click here

Moapa Valley Justice Court
320 N. Moapa Valley Rd.
Overton, Nevada  89040
(702) 397-2840
For a map of the court's location, click here

North Las Vegas Justice Court
2428 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
North Las Vegas, Nevada  89032
(702) 455-7802
For a map of the court's location, click here

Searchlight Justice Court
1090 Cottonwood Cove Rd.
Searchlight, Nevada  89046
(702) 297-1252
For a map of the court's location, click here