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The Guide to Nevada Court Records


The Nevada trial court system consists of District Courts, Justice Courts, and Municipal Courts.
 
District Courts have general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases but generally only handle cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Justice Courts and Municipal courts have limited jurisdiction over certain types of cases.

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Nevada District Courts

District Courts have general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, but usually only handle cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of other courts.

Criminal cases heard by District Courts include felonies, gross misdemeanors and lesser-included offenses.

Civil cases heard by District Courts include general civil claims with more than $10,000 in dispute, family law cases, juvenile cases and cases related to abuse and neglect.

Each District Court has a Family Court division with jurisdiction over certain types of cases, including divorce, parentage, abuse prevention, juvenile matters and involuntary hospitalization.

Family Court divisions share jurisdiction with Justice Courts over orders of protection against domestic violence. Family Court divisions share jurisdiction with District Courts over claims for damages that arise out of domestic violence.

Nevada Justice Courts

Justice Courts have limited jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases.

Criminal cases heard by Justice Courts include misdemeanors.

Civil cases heard by Justice Courts include most general civil claims for less than $10,000, exclusive of interest. Justice Courts also hear other types of civil claims within financial limits, including landlord-tenant, some liens, and collection actions for fines, penalties, forfeitures or taxes. Justice Courts also have a simplified Small Claims procedure for certain types of civil claims within financial limits.

Justice Courts also handle some cases involving orders of protection against domestic violence, orders of protection against workplace harassment and orders of protection against stalking.

Justice Courts cannot hear cases with disputes over boundaries or title to real property, mining claims or disputes over the validity of a tax or assessment or fine.

Nevada Municipal Courts

Municipal Courts have limited jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases.

Criminal cases heard by Municipal Courts include misdemeanor violations of city ordinances and other violations of municipal ordinances.

Civil cases heard by Municipal Courts include violations of municipal ordinances, actions to stop nuisances, some tax collection and other types of claims for less than $2500 that are brought by the city or its agents.

Municipal Courts cannot hear claims related to the validity of a tax, assessment or levy, or the title to real property. Claims beyond the jurisdiction of a Municipal Court will be transferred to a court with jurisdiction over the case.

Where to find court cases in Nevada

The chart below gives general information on the types of cases heard in each type of court in Nevada.
 

Most Cases = Most or all cases.     Some Cases = Some cases.

Case Type Court Type
CivilDistrict CourtsJustice CourtsMunicipal Courts
General Civil - Unlimited
 Most or all General Civil - Unlimited cases can be found in the District Courts
  
General Civil - Limited
 Some General Civil - Limited cases can be found in the District Courts
 Some General Civil - Limited cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 
Small Claims 
 Most or all Small Claims cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 
Civil Equity
 Some Civil Equity cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Complex Commercial
 Most or all Complex Commercial cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Foreclosures and Liens
 Some Foreclosures and Liens cases can be found in the District Courts
 Some Foreclosures and Liens cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 
Real Estate Title and Boundary
 Some Real Estate Title and Boundary cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Landlord / Tenant 
 Most or all Landlord / Tenant cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 
Ordinance Violations 
 Some Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 Some Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the Municipal Courts
Protection, No Contact, and Restraining Orders
 Some Protection, No Contact, and Restraining Orders cases can be found in the District Courts
 Some Protection, No Contact, and Restraining Orders cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 
Administrative Agency Appeals
 Most or all Administrative Agency Appeals cases can be found in the District Courts
  
CriminalDistrict CourtsJustice CourtsMunicipal Courts
Felony
 Most or all Felony cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Felony Preliminary Hearings
 Some Felony Preliminary Hearings cases can be found in the District Courts
 Some Felony Preliminary Hearings cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 
Misdemeanors
 Some Misdemeanors cases can be found in the District Courts
 Most or all Misdemeanors cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 Some Misdemeanors cases can be found in the Municipal Courts
Ordinance Violations 
 Some Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 Some Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the Municipal Courts
Juvenile
 Most or all Juvenile cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Traffic and Infractions 
 Some Traffic and Infractions cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 Some Traffic and Infractions cases can be found in the Municipal Courts
Domestic RelationsDistrict CourtsJustice CourtsMunicipal Courts
Divorce
 Most or all Divorce cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Child Custody and Visitation
 Most or all Child Custody and Visitation cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Child Support
 Most or all Child Support cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Paternity
 Most or all Paternity cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Domestic Violence Protection Order
 Most or all Domestic Violence Protection Order cases can be found in the District Courts
 Some Domestic Violence Protection Order cases can be found in the Justice Courts
 
JuvenileDistrict CourtsJustice CourtsMunicipal Courts
Adoptions
 Most or all Adoptions cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Juvenile Delinquency
 Most or all Juvenile Delinquency cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Child Abuse and Neglect
 Most or all Child Abuse and Neglect cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Termination of Parental Rights
 Most or all Termination of Parental Rights cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Children in Need of Supervision
 Most or all Children in Need of Supervision cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Mental HealthDistrict CourtsJustice CourtsMunicipal Courts
Involuntary Commitments
 Most or all Involuntary Commitments cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Other Mental Health Cases
 Most or all Other Mental Health Cases cases can be found in the District Courts
  
ProbateDistrict CourtsJustice CourtsMunicipal Courts
Wills & Estates
 Most or all Wills & Estates cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Name Changes
 Most or all Name Changes cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Trusts
 Most or all Trusts cases can be found in the District Courts
  
Guardianships and Conservatorships
 Most or all Guardianships and Conservatorships cases can be found in the District Courts
  


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