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Civil Division

The Las Vegas Township Justice Court accepts all Civil court filings within the Las Vegas Township. The Court Clerk's Civil Customer Service Office is located on the second floor of the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Avenue. Business hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays.


Customers will ONLY be able to obtain customer service tickets from the Court's Q-Matic Customer Call System through 4:00 pm.



Electronic filing (E-Filing) is mandatory for all civil case filings, except Orders needing a Judge’s signature.  Court users may E-File from any location with an internet connection for a fee, or may E-File at the Las Vegas Justice Court without an E-Filing fee.


Calendars for all Clark County Justice Courts are now available for On-line Inquiry. Complete instructions on how to search for calendar dates can be found on the Calendar Inquiry Page.


The information number for the Civil Division is (702) 671-3478.

Civil Complaint


Civil Complaint in Justice Court can initiate a legal action to recover $10,000.00 or less.  Although Civil cases are sometimes filed by attorneys, members of the public who wish to represent themselves may file cases without attorneys.  Each civil case is unique.  There is no standard form for civil complaints because there are so many possible claims that may be made.   Justice Court staff cannot provide forms or directions for filing Civil Complaints. Parties in Civil cases are responsible for preparing all their own documents.  Court staff are not permitted to give you advice on how to draft your civil complaint, or how to handle your case. 


If you choose to represent yourself, you may wish to consult the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (Appendix of Forms - near end of the Rules) where you will find forms for several types of civil cases.  There is a walk-in Self-Help Center located on the first floor of the Regional Justice Center that provides information and forms for people who are representing themselves in Court.  Self-Help services are also available at their website, http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/self-help.htmlThe staff at the Self-Help Center cannot provide legal advice.  Additional information on the Civil process can be found in the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS).  Copies of the statutes are available at the Clark County Law Library.   You should also consider seeking legal counsel to be certain that your case is correctly prepared, your complaint is accurately drafted, and it is appropriately filed with the Court.


If you have specific questions about a Civil matter, you may wish to consult an attorney or you may contact the Clark County Law Library . The Law Library's address is: 309 S. Third St. #400, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89155-7340. Phone: (702) 455-4696. Although library staff may direct you to the statutes or other helpful research material, they are not permitted to give you advice about your case, nor can they help you to prepare documents.



Civil Case Filing Fees

Effective July 1, 2013, the Civil Case filing fees will be changing. Click here for the new Civil Case filing fees.

FILING FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

The amount of the filing fee depends on the amount of money being sought in the Civil Complaint.

For lawsuits seeking a judgment from $0.01 to $2,500.00, the fee is:

$71.00

For lawsuits seeking a judgment from $2,500.01 to $5,000.00, the fee is:

$121.00

For lawsuits seeking a judgment from $5,000.01 to $10,000.00, the fee is:

$196.00

Filing fees are due at time of filing. Payment may be made by cash, VISA©, MASTERCARD®, ATM and Debit cards (will be processed as VISA© or MASTERCARD® credit cards), personal check, money order, or cashier's check. Personal and/or business checks must be pre-printed with the customer information of name and address. No filing will be accepted without the payment of the appropriate fee.

If you cannot afford the filing fee, you may prepare a Fee Waiver Application. Your documents are not considered “filed” until a Judge has granted the fee waiver. Appeal bonds cannot be waived.

There are additional types of fees associated with Civil Cases. Please see the full Fee Schedule for other types of fees.

Please note that the Court will not accept personal checks for payment of an appeal bond.


Mandatory E-Filing of All Civil Cases Starting August 1, 2011



All documents to be filed with the Justice Court's Civil Division (except Judge's Orders for signature) are required to be electronically filed (E-Filing). Users may file through Odyssey E-File & Serve at http://wiznet.wiznet.com/clarknv/ for a charge of $2.50 for each document. This fee is in addition to any applicable Court filing fees. You must have a credit or debit card. The credit card company charges 8 cents (3% as a service charge) to E-File each document outside of the Regional Justice Center.



Users may E-File documents for free (but will still have to pay any applicable Court filing fees) at the scanning stations located in the Justice Court Clerk's Office on the 2nd floor of the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Avenue in Downtown Las Vegas.


Cash, Checks or Money Orders will be accepted for court filing fees at the Justice Court Clerk’s Office on the 2nd floor of the Regional Justice Center.

Payments must be made in U.S. Funds.

An e-mail address is required to receive a file stamped copy of your document. A free e-mail account may be set up at the Self-Help Center located on the first floor of the Regional Justice Center and Clark County Law Library located a 309 S. Third Street. Further information regarding the Law Library is available at 455-4696. You may also establish a free e-mail account through Microsoft at hotmail.com, Yahoo at mail.yahoo.com or Google at mail.google.com.


Additional information about E-Filing including instructions on how to register for and use E-Filing may be found at:  E-Filing & Serve



Service of Civil Complaint

The Plaintiff is responsible for proper service of the Civil Complaint. The Civil Complaint should be served on the Defendant IMMEDIATELY after the Complaint is filed. Plaintiffs should be aware that if the Defendant is not served, the Court will not hear the case.  The Proof of Service (on the last page of the Civil Complaint) MUST be fully completed and filed with the Court immediately after service.


Service must be performed by a licensed private process server, a disinterested third party, or the Las Vegas Township Constable. The Plaintiff himself or herself may not serve the Civil Complaint on the Defendant.


For information regarding the SERVICE of a Civil Complaint, contact the Las Vegas Township Constable's Office at (702) 455-4099.

Civil Answer


In all Civil cases filed, all defendants are required to electronically file (E-File) their Answer with the Justice Court Clerk’s Office and to serve a copy by United States Mail, with first-class postage, to the Plaintiff(s) within 20 calendar days of service of the Complaint.
Your failure to answer (respond to) the Complaint within 20 calendar days may result in the Plaintiff filing a Motion for Default Judgment against you.  This means the Judge may grant a Judgment for the Plaintiff based on the claims/allegations in the Complaint without considering your possible defense(s) or explanation(s).   You may electronically file your Answer with this Court, ($3.00 charge using credit or debit card) at: http://wiznet.wiznet.com/clarknv or, you may electronically file for free your original Answer at the Justice Court Clerk’s Office, Regional Justice Center, 2nd Floor, 200 Lewis Avenue, Las Vegas.


Filing Civil Motions in the Justice Court


If you are represented by a private attorney, please contact them regarding your motion .  If you are not represented by an attorney, you may wish to consider contacting one for assistance.  Parties in Civil cases are responsible for preparing all their own documents.  Court employees are prohibited by statute from providing legal advice or assisting you in completing your motion. For information regarding specific legal issues, you should consult an attorney, or you may research the matter at your local Law Library


Individuals can submit a motion to place their case on calendar. Your motion must include the CIVIL CASE NUMBER, and the names of the Plaintiff(s) and Defendant(s). All motions in Civil cases will be placed on calendar as directed by the Judge assigned to the case.


Civil Records


A Register of Actions listing a summary and the dates for case activities with the Court is available online.  To use that information, please use the Case Search link on the left panel of this page.   Instructions for Ordering Civil Records can be found at this link.


Notice Regarding Telephonic Appearance Procedures In Civil Matters In The Las Vegas Justice Court


Pursuant to Part IX of the Nevada Supreme Court Rules, parties to civil proceedings in the Las Vegas Justice Court may appear in Court by telephone in certain matters. This notice addresses the steps that must be taken to schedule such appearances and are in addition to the requirements of the Supreme Court Rules.

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