The COVID-19 crisis has brought on several changes to eviction procedures and landlord-tenant law in Nevada. Tenants filing Answers/Affidavits in Las Vegas can file online here: by choosing 'Summary Eviction: Tenant Answer.' For more up-to-date information on Eviction Mediation Program--click here. For more information related to the Civil Law Self-Help Center's current operations during COVID-19--click here.


Information For Landlords

Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of the two eviction procedures available under Nevada law, "summary" eviction and "formal" eviction, and get step-by-step instruction on how to use those procedures.  Also find out what to do if you think a tenant has "abandoned" the rental property.

Choosing The Summary Or Formal Process

In most cases, a landlord can choose whether to file a "summary" or "formal" eviction.  However, there are significant differences between the two and circumstances in which one or the other cannot be used.  Learn the pros and cons of both procedures.

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Filing A Summary Eviction

Learn the six basic steps to filing a "summary" eviction case, along with tips for correctly serving the tenant and providing the required documents to the court.

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Filing A Formal Eviction

Learn the ten basic steps to file a "formal" eviction case, including how to set a "show cause" hearing at the start of your case where you can ask the judge for a "temporary writ of restitution" to get possession of the property.

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A landlord is not always required to evict a tenant through the court to regain possession of a rental property.  Learn how to tell whether a rental property has been "abandoned" under Nevada law and how to provide the required notice of abandonment to the tenant.

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