The Guide to Nevada Court Records

Overview of Nevada Courts

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
Civil District Courts Justice Courts Municipal 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
 
 
Criminal District Courts Justice Courts Municipal 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 Relations District Courts Justice Courts Municipal 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
 
Juvenile District Courts Justice Courts Municipal 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 Health District Courts Justice Courts Municipal 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
 
 
Probate District Courts Justice Courts Municipal 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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