NOTICE REGARDING CoVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Please contact the Court via telephone before appearing in person at the Court.
Given the lack of adequate space available for 'social distancing', Ely Justice Court is limiting the in person assistance being offered. If you need in person assistance, you must contact the Court via telephone, prior to your arrival, to schedule an appointment.
All hearings will, unless good cause is shown and advance arrangements are made, be conducted remotely, via Zoom. Information on how to attend remotely can be found below.
Facial coverings (masks), which cover the nose and mouth, are required for any appearance, attendance or the conducting of business in the Court. If you cannot or do not wish to wear a mask, please contact the Court via telephone; it is likely the Court can allow you appear remotely or assist you in conducting business remotely.
Ely Justice Court remains open. Based upon recommendations to practice “social distancing” in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Ely Justice Court may not be available for in person assistance, without an appointment. It may become necessary to postpone and reschedule certain hearings. The Court will continue to process payments and filings, properly submitted to the Court.
Information regarding evictions can be found at the bottom of this page.
Please contact the Court via telephone before appearing in person at the Court.
Ely Justice Court generally allows and encourages you to utilize remote appearances via video-conference (Zoom) in almost all types of cases. Click on the links below for more information on virtual appearances.
Payment of Fines, Fees, & Citations
If you wish to make a payment on a criminal, traffic or citation matter, click here and use PLC Code a001p2 and your citation number.
If you pay with a personal check or other method, and your payment is returned for any reason, you may be subject to additional fees (up to $600.00), jail time, driver's license suspension and the issuance of a bench warrant.
If you are unable to afford to pay your financial obligations, you may be permitted to complete If you wish to complete community service in lieu of payment, please click here, complete the form and return it to the Court. Community service cannot be utilized to offset restitution.
Traffic and Other Citation Appearances:
The Court strongly urges all parties to take advantage of the opportunity to appear remotely. Information to appear remotely is found above.
If you wish to simply pay the citation, click here and use PLC Code a001p2 and your citation number
If you wish to contest or dispute your citation, please complete this form and return it to the Court via email, fax or mail.
If you wish to speak to a judge and appear remotely, click here.
If you wish to submit your defense/mitigation (minor traffic charges only) by mail, click here.
If you wish to demonstrate the equipment violation you were cited for has been corrected, click here. The correction must be verified by a law enforcement officer.
You are encouraged to make your filings by fax or email. Ely Justice Court still accepts filings by mail. The filing fees may be found in NRS 4.060; NRS 4.065 and NRS 4.075. A chart of the common filing fees, as of 2020, may be found here.
You may pay the filing fee remotely, by clicking here and use PLC Code a001p3 and your case name (e.g. Smith v. Doe) or case number.
If you would like to request a waiver of the filing fees, click here, complete the form and return it to the Court.
All criminal cases are being evaluated individually.
You may be able to appear remotely. If you are -or you are associated with- a witness or an alleged victim, you are encouraged to contact the prosecutor (i.e. White Pine County District Attorney) at 775-293-6565. If you are –or you are associated with- a defendant, you are encouraged to contact the defendant’s attorney. If you are unrepresented (i.e. do not have an attorney) you may contact the Court.
If you wish to plead guilty without appearing in Court, click here, complete the form and return it to the Court.
Information to appear remotely is found above.
Compliance with Sentencing Obligations:
For a form to show attendance at AA/NA/Self-Help meetings, click here.
For information relating to online domestic batterer's treatment counseling, visit LRS Counseling Services. For the require intake packet for LRS, click here. Please be advised, the Court does not express any preference for where you conduct your counseling. LRS is just one of many services available. The Court provides this information only because LRS advised the Court it is able to offer online counseling.
If you are charged in a criminal matter, for which imprisonment is a possible sentence and cannot afford to hire an attorney, you may have the public defender appointed to represent you. To request appointment of the public defender click here, complete the form and return it to the Court.
Application forms for protective orders are available on the link below:
Application for Protection Order Against Domestic Violence.
Application for Protection Order Against Stalking or Harassment.
Additional protection orders may be found online at Administrative Office of the Courts.
If you wish to have a protective order modified or dissolved, click here, complete the form and return it to the Court.
You are encouraged to attend any hearings regarding protective orders remotely. Information to appear remotely is found above.
Civil Filing Fees:
The Court is required to collect certain filing fees, for the initiation of cases and filing certain documents. These fees are set for in NRS Chapter 4. Click here for information regarding common filing fees for civil actions.
Small claims forms may be available online at Civil Law Self Help Center. You are encouraged to appear for small claims hearings remotely. Information to appear remotely is found above.
If you wish to file a small claims action, click here to download a small claims affidavit form.
If you are the plaintiff in a small claims case and need additional information, click here.
You may be required to pay a filing fee to initiate your small claim. Click here for information regarding the required costs/fees in small claims cases.
If you are the defendant in a small claims case and need additional information, click here.
If you need assistance enforcing your small claims judgment, click here for additional information. If you would like the Court to begin enforcement proceedings (e.g. garnishment) click here, complete the form and return it to the Court.
Other Civil Matters:
All other civil matters are being processed as usual. You are encouraged to appear for civil matters remotely. Information to appear remotely is found above.
"Marsy's Law" is the commonly used name for the Victim's Bill of Rights, a constitutional provision adopted in 2018. If you believe are a victim in a criminal case and desire to be notified regarding the case, please complete this form and return it to the Court.
If you are owed restitution and believe the offender is willfully and improperly failing to make payment, you should contact the prosecutor.
Other Miscellaneous Forms:
Notice of Appeal (Appeals may require posting a bond, payment of a filing fee and payment for the costs of a transcript)
Records Search Request (the Court must charge $1.00 per name per year for searches. For example, if you wish to search for records relating to John Doe back 7 years, you must pay $7.00. If you wish to search for records relating to John Doe and Jane Doe back 7 years, you must pay $7.00 for each name for a total of $14.00). Please be advised it may take additional time to search records from further back in time).
Jury trials are being scheduled. Jury trials will be held at the Bristlecone Convention Center, with additional precautions being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus. If you would like to request to be excused from a single call for jury service, click here, complete the form and return it to the Court. If you believe you are exempt from jury service entirely, you must contact both Ely Justice Court (to relieve you from service in the particular case) and the White Pine County Jury Commissioner (to remove you from the jury list).
Important Information about Evictions:
On December 14, 2020, the Governor of Nevada issued emergency declaration 036, which may impact your eviction. Before filing any eviction papers, you should review the following documents:
- Governor's Emergency Declaration 036
- Nevada Health Response "Guidance" regarding Emergency Declaration 036
Starting October 15, 2020, pursuant to ADKT 0567, a mediation program may exist to assist both Landlords and Tenants in eviction matters. For more information visit Home Means Nevada, Inc. and/or theRenterConnect.org.
- Government Sponsored Rental Assistance Programs, Legal Aid Programs and Self Help Centers.
- Programas de asistencia de alquiler patrocinados por el Gobierno, Centros de Ayuda Legal y Centros de Auto Ayuda
The Court accepts eviction filings by fax, email, mail or in person. If you utilize fax or email, please ensure the original documents are mailed or otherwise provided to the Court.
Eviction forms are no longer available at Ely Justice Court but may be found online at Civil Law Self Help Center Evictions. You are encouraged to attend any hearings regarding protective orders remotely. Information to appear remotely is found above.
Please be aware: eviction proceedings may be subject to a federal and/or state stay. For more information please use the links below.
- Tenant Declaration pursuant to Emergency Directive 036
- Lease Addendum & Promissory Note pursuant to Emergency Directive 036
- Eviction Mediation Rules
- Declaration of Emergency Directive of Eviction Notice
- Understanding Governor Sisolak’s Directive for the moratorium on evictions
- Governor's Emergency Directive 031
- CDC Order Halting Evictions