The Honorable Dorothy Rowley, Justice of the Peace
Eureka County Justice Court
701 South Main Street
P.O. Box 496
Eureka, NV 89316
Hours: Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
5041 Tenabo Avenue
Crescent Valley, NV 89821
P.O. Box 496
Eureka, NV 89316
Hours: Thursday 10 am to 3 pm
*Court hours are subject to change depending on the number of cases set on the calendar. To confirm the schedule, please contact the Court.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Eureka Justice Court's mission is to provide fair and equal access to justice.
The purpose of the Eureka Justice Court is to make impartial legal decisions based on local and state law and to serve the public in court related matters including Criminal, Civil, Domestic Violence, Landlord/Tenant actions, Traffic Violations as well as Weddings.
DESCRIPTION: The Justice Court in the Eureka Township hears and decides civil cases with amounts not to exceed $15,000 and small claims cases with amounts not to exceed $10,000. The Court also issues Temporary and Extended Protective orders. Other duties of the Justice Court include arraignments and trials for misdemeanors, arraignments through the preliminary stage for felony and gross misdemeanor cases, bail hearings, probable cause determination, extradition hearings and the issuance of search warrants and arrest warrants. For more information about these, please call or stop by the Justice Court at the above number/address.
Citations issued into the Eureka Justice Court can be paid or heard by the Court. To make a payment, you may send a cashier's check or money order to the address above or pay by credit card in person or over the phone. If you are issued a citation and you wish to enter a plea of not guilty to the citation, you may appear on the date listed on your citation and plead not guilty in open court or you may enter a not guilty plea by mail. The amount of bail listed on the citation must be posted for a not guilty plea. The bail money will be held until after your hearing and the court's decision. Once a plea of not guilty is entered, the court will set a date for Bench Trial.
Any appeals from the Justice Court decisions are made through the Seventh Judicial District Court.
APPEARANCE BY COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT: In accordance with ADKT 424, Rules Governing Appearance by Communication Equipment, Eureka Justice Court and Beowawe Justice Court rules will be as follows:
1. Appearance will be allowed in civil proceedings except as provided in subsection 4 of Rules Governing Appearance by Communication Equipment.
2. Court will require at least three judicial days notice in written motion form before a hearing, of the party's intent to appear by communication equipment.
All other parties involved in the proceedings will also need to be notified by written motion at least three judicial days prior to the hearing.
3. It is at the individual court's discretion to modify the rule. Court may require a personal appearance and will determine on a hearing by hearing basis if the appearance would materially assist in the determination of the proceedings or in the effective management or resolution of the case.
4. Both courts use AT&T Conference Call for parties to appear by communication equipment. Calls will be initiated by the court and parties will be notified in advance of Conference Call procedures.
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