Jurisdiction

 The jurisdiction of the Elko Justice/Municipal Court is generally limited by NRS 4.370 and NRS 5.050

Jurisdiction In Criminal Cases

The Elko Municipal Court has jurisdiction to hear misdemeanor cases through arraignment and/or trial and imposition of sentence. NRS 5.050(2). The Elko Justice Court has jurisdiction to hear misdemeanor cases through arraignment and/or trial and imposition of sentence, and felony and gross misdemeanor cases through preliminary hearing. • In criminal cases generally, the jurisdiction of the Elko Justice Court extends to the boundaries of Elko County. NRS 4.370(4). • In a criminal case involving an arrest made by a member of the Nevada Highway Patrol, the jurisdiction of the Elko Justice Court extends to the boundaries of Elko County, and to the boundaries of all counties having a common boundary with Elko County. NRS 4.370(5).

Civil Cases

Elko Municipal Court jurisdiction to hear civil cases is generally limited by NRS 5.050.

Civil lawsuits in the Elko Municipal Court are rare.

Elko Justice Court jurisdiction to hear civil cases is generally limited by NRS 4.370

Some civil lawsuits in the Elko Justice Court are quite common.

•    Small Claims Actions Under Chapter 73 of the Nevada Revised Statutes

Small Claims -  (Please Contact the Court for a Small Claims Packet)

•    Lawsuits for the Recovery of Money Damages

Contract actions for the recovery of money only, if the sum claimed (exclusive of interest) does not exceed $10,000

•    Lawsuits for Injury to the Person

If the damage claimed does not exceed $10,000

•    Lawsuits for Taking, Detaining or Injuring Personal Property

If the damage claimed does not exceed $10,000

•    Lawsuits for Injury to Real Property

If the damage claimed does not exceed $10,000, and where no issue involving the title to or boundaries of the real property is raised by the defendant’s verified answer

•    Lawsuits to Recover Possession of Personal Property

If the value of the property does not exceed $10,000

•    Lawsuits for Judgment on the Confession of a Defendant

When the amount confessed (exclusive of interest) does not exceed $10,000

•    Lawsuits for the Possession of Lands and Tenements

Where the relation of landlord and tenant exists, and when damages claimed do not exceed $10,000 or when no damages are claimed

•    Lawsuits for Possession of Lands and Tenements Unlawfully/Fraudulently Obtained or Withheld

When damages claimed do not exceed $10,000 or when no damages are claimed

Temporary or Extended Protection Orders ("TPOs")

•    Lawsuits for Temporary or Extended Order for Protection Against Domestic Violence

Click Here - Temporary or Extended Order for Protection Against Domestic Violence Forms

•    Lawsuits for Temporary or Extended Order for Protection Against Workplace Harassment

Click Here - Temporary or Extended Order for Protection Against Workplace Harassment Forms

•    Lawsuits for Temporary or Extended Order Against Stalking, Aggravated Stalking or Harassment

Click Here - Temporary or Extended Order for Protection Against Stalking, Aggravated Stalking or Harassment Forms

•    Lawsuits for Temporary or Extended Order for Protection of Children

Click Here - Temporary or Extended Order for Protection of Children Forms

 

 

 

Carlin Justice Court & Municipal Court

  • 775-754-6321
  • 775-754-6893

Elko Justice Court & Municipal Court

  • (775) 738-8403
  • (775) 738-8416

Wells Justice Court & Municipal Court

  • (775) 752-3726
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Eastline Justice Court & West Wendover Municipal Court

  • (775) 664-2305
  • (775) 664-2979

District Court Dept. I

  • (775) 753-4601
  • (775) 753-4611

District Court Dept. II

  • (775) 753-4602
  • (775) 753-4611

Family Court

  • (775) 738-1551
  • (775) 738-5060

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