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Tonopah Court
NEW!!!  You can now pay your traffic citation online by following the link below. It may take up to 21 days from your violation date to get your citation entered into the online payment system. If you are contesting your citation, please call the Court prior to making an online payment!



Note about traffic school-
You MUST contact this Court if you would like to take a traffic school, prior to making payment on your citation!  If you do not, your payment will be applied, your case closed and your conviction sent to the DMV.  No exceptions.

For information about free training related to children and the people who work with them, live with them, foster/adopt them, teachers, family members, law enforcement, coaches, church leaders, healthcare professionals, daycare, bus drivers..anyone who deals with children, please go to our Fast Find section and click "more" to access the link to the Nevada Partnership for Training website to register under the title of "Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma".  The training will be held April 1st & 2nd at the Tonopah Library. Hope to see you there!

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 $10,000.00 and small claims cases up to $7,500.00. 

Rules of Conduct
It is very important that you are in court on time. You should plan to arrive 15-30 minutes before you are scheduled to appear so you have time to make a payment, update your information with the clerk or confer with your attorney. Check in with the clerk in the lobby prior to entering courtroom.
~Appropriate court attire is to be worn in the courtroom. (No tank tops, no midriff shirts, no cutoff shorts or flip-flops).
~No gum, food or drinks allowed in the courtroom.
~Cell phones and pagers must be turned off before entering the courtroom. Also, no cameras or video cameras allowed.*
~Silence in the courtroom, except as otherwise directed and/or indicated by proper authority.
~No weapons are allowed in the courtroom.

Language Assistance to Limited English Proficient (LEP) People available.

Media Guidelines
All cameras in the courtroom are considered "media". News media groups or individuals must obtain prior permission before video or still cameras are allowed in the courtroom.

A "Media Request and Order Allowing Cameras in the Courtroom" must be granted before cameras are allowed in the courtroom.  Requests can be faxed to: 775-482-7349

              Media Request Form 

**Court employees are prevented by statute from providing legal advice.  For information regarding specific legal issues, you should consult an attorney or research the matter at your local Law Library.


Honorable Jennifer Klapper
Justice of the Peace
101 Radar Rd
P.O. Box 1151
Tonopah, NV 89049
Ph: (775) 482-8155
Fax: (775) 482-7349 

Hours - Office
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)
Payments accepted at the window until 4:30p.m.

Hours - Phone
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(excluding holidays)

Community service locations 



101 Radar Road, P.O. Box 153 Tonopah, Nevada 89049 Ph: (775) 482-8191