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First Judicial District Court


Carson City Justice & Municipal Court


Mission Statement
Our mission is to serve all individuals impartially, honestly and with integrity. The Courts and its staff remain dedicated to functioning as a team in order to serve the public by protecting individual rights and to provide equal, fair and consistent access to justice for all who are in need of our services. We strive to perform these duties in an efficient and timely manner.
First Judicial District Court                         Carson City Justice/ Municipal Court
885 East Musser Street, Suite 3031  885 East Musser Street, Suite 2007
Carson City, Nevada 89701-3031 Carson City, Nevada 89701-2007
Telephone: (775) 887-2082 Telephone: (775) 887-2121
Fax: (775) 887-2177 (Please see FAQ's for fax filing information) Fax: (775) 887-2297
Location: Third Floor Location: Second Floor
Business Hours:  Business Hours:  .
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.until 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

  Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

 Contacts:  Maxine Cortes, Court Administrator   (775) 283-7249 
  Tad Fletcher, Chief, Department of Alternative Sentencing  (775) 283-7029
  Fines and Fees Office  (775) 887-2064

Link to District Court Forms                                       Link to Justice Court Forms

Directions to the Courthouse:

Once you have arrived in Carson City, continue driving on Highway 395 (which is also Carson Street) until you come to the Capitol Building.  When you reach the stop light, on the corner of Musser and Carson Street, turn east and continue approximately six blocks until you reach Roop Street.  You will see a three story brick building on your right which is the Carson City Public Safety Complex.

For a map to the Courthouse click here.


In 2006, the First Judicial District Court and the Justice and Municipal Courts agreed to consolidate administrative functions and hire one Court Administrator to maximize staff resources and to improve efficiencies.  There are two District Court Judges, two Justices of the Peace/Municipal Court Judges and 28 full time employees.

The First Judicial District Court is on the third floor and the Justice and Municipal Courts are on the second floor of the Carson City Courthouse.  There are Court Clerk’s Offices on each respective floor. These offices provide all clerical support for the court’s operations and serve the public.

The First Judicial District Court Judges supervise the Juvenile Court and Juvenile Probation Department.  The District Court Judges also are responsible for District Court cases in Storey County.

Department of Alternative Sentencing
The Courts informally supervise the Department of Alternative Sentencing.  The department consists of 9 1/2 employees and provides pretrial and probationary supervision, pretrial arrestee screening services, community service coordination, and oversees courthouse security.

Mental Health Court Program
The Mental Health Court program is held each week in the Justice and Municipal Court.  There is an average of 30 participants in the program.  The Nevada Supreme Court and legislative funding pay for this program.  Mental Health Court participants are intensely supervised by a multi-disciplinary team approach.  The team provides comprehensive treatment to address diagnosed mental illness and substance abuse addiction.

Western Regional Drug Court
The Western Regional Adult Drug Court is held every other Monday in District Court.  There is an average of 65 participants in the program.  Specialty Court funds from the Nevada Supreme Court pay for this program.  Drug Courts are extraordinarily effective alternatives to the traditional adjudication of drug-related offenses in criminal courts.

Serious Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Program
Chapter 484 of the Nevada Revised Statutes mandates the Serious DUI Offender Program.  This program consists of government agencies working together in providing intense monitoring, supervision and treatment services to offenders driving under the influence to rectify behavior that directly contributes to recidivism.  The Serious DUI Offender Program is a modified version of the drug court model.


Observed Holiday's

The Courts observe the following holidays in accordance with NRS 236.015: 

    New Year's Day, January 1 
    Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day, observed on the third Monday in January 
    President's Day, observed on the third Monday in February 
    Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May 
    Independence Day, July 4 
    Labor Day, observed on the first Monday in September 
    Nevada Day, observed on the last Friday in October 
    Veteran's Day, November 11 
    Thanksgiving Day, observed on the fourth Thursday in November 
    Family Day, observed on the Friday following the fourth Thursday in November 
    Christmas Day, December 25

If January 1, July 4, November 11 or December 25 falls upon a Sunday, the Monday following must be observed as a legal holiday. If they fall upon a Saturday, the Friday preceding must be observed as a legal holiday.

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Last updated: 8/21/2015 7:44:36 AM