Tonopah Justice Court
Tonopah Justice Court has jurisdiction in matters pertaining to small claims, evictions, traffic citations, misdemeanors, and limited jurisdiction regarding civil actions and felony and gross misdemeanor matters. The Court performs many duties and functions mandated by the Nevada State Legislature and the Nevada Supreme Court. The Court also provides assistance and works closely with various criminal defendants and numerous justice agencies.
In addition, the Court issues search warrants and arrest warrants, holds arraignments and trials for misdemeanor cases and handles gross misdemeanor and felony cases from the initial arrest through the preliminary hearing stage; including bail setting and probable cause determinations. The Court is responsible for issuing, reporting and monitoring temporary protective orders for domestic violence or stalking and harassment. The Court hears civil cases with jurisdictional amounts up to $15,000 and small claims cases up to $10,000.
In response to the outbreak of Covid-19 and recommendations put forth by the Governor and the Nevada Supreme Court, the Tonopah Justice Court requests that the public avoid coming into the office if at all possible. To obtain information, forms or to make payment, you may contact the court by phone or email or visiting this webpage. if you must make a court appearance, the public is urged to contact the court to request hearing by video conference. Those that are represented by an attorney are encouraged to contact them with further questions. We here at Tonopah Justice Court extend our thoughts to our constituents to remain healthy and safe during these trying times. We appreciate your cooperation.
In adhering to the State of Nevada Phase 2 Reopening plan, Tonopah Justice Court has prepared the following guidelines for Personal Appearance, Video Conference and Phone Conference. Please click HERE to review the guidelines.
important eviction information
as of october 14, 2020
On October 14, 2020 the moratorium by the Governor for non-payment of rent evictions expired. The Nevada Supreme Court has adopted rules relating to mediation of summary residential evictions. Listed below are resources helpful to both landlords and tenants regarding the new Order.
*NEW NON-PAYMENT RENT FORMS*
aS OF OCTOBER 14, 2020, PER THE SUPREME COURT ORDER ADOPTING TEMPORARY RESIDENTIAL SUMMARY EVICTION MEDIATION RULES, THE FOLLOWING FORMS ARE CHANGED AND WILL NEED TO BE ACCESSED AT THE CIVIL LAW SELF HELP CENTER OR FROM THE TONOPAH JUSTICE COURT.
7 DAY NON-PAYMENT OF RENT EVICTION FORM
NEVADA HOUSING DIVISION - CARES ACT
The State of Nevada is providing $30 million in short term rental assistance to Nevadans experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Please click HERE to access the application for assistance.
NEVADA LEGAL SERVICES IS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES TO LOW INCOME NEVADANS. ALL ADVICE IS FREE OF CHARGE. GO TO nlslaw.net FOR MORE INFORMATION