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Las Vegas Justice Court processes any traffic citation issued outside the Las Vegas city limits and in the unincorporated part of Clark County.
In order to comply with recent Nevada legislative changes relating to traffic citations, the Las Vegas Justice Court (LVJC) has been updating its case management system and website. If you find that you are unable to access your traffic citation online (www.lasvegasjusticecourt.us), the citation has not yet been entered into the LVJC’s case management system. Please allow additional time for the citation to be made available online. Review the LVJC website weekly to determine whether your citation is available. Individuals cited for a civil infraction, issued on or after January 1, 2023, will be afforded ninety (90) calendar days from the date the citation is made available online to resolve their citation.
If a peace officer issued you a citation alleging that you have committed one or more civil infractions, you will have the following two options to handle your civil infraction:
OPTION ONE: UNCONTESTED VIOLATIONS (MAKE A PAYMENT)
If you do not wish to contest (dispute) your civil infraction, you may make a payment. By making a payment, you acknowledge that you are not contesting your civil infraction and agree to pay the total penalty amount. A record of conviction will be forwarded to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (or the state where you received your license to drive).
You may be eligible to have moving violation(s) reduced to non-moving violation(s) (Illegal Parking 0 Demerit Points) by completing a Nevada DMV approved 5-hour traffic safety course or paying a Demerit Point Reduction Fee (in addition to the civil penalty). You must visit the Las Vegas Justice Court Customer Service Division, to determine if you are eligible for this option.
Payments can be made online or in person at the Las Vegas Justice Court’s Customer Service Division – 1st Floor Regional Justice Center using a VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER debit or credit card, cash, cashier’s check or money order. No personal checks are accepted.
OPTION TWO: CONTESTED VIOLATION
If you wish to contest (dispute) your civil infraction, a Civil Infraction Response form must be completed and submitted at the Las Vegas Justice Court’s Customer Service Division – 1st Floor Regional Justice Center. You must post a bond in the amount equal to the full payment of the civil penalty, the administrative assessment and any fees specified for the civil infraction(s). At that time, you will be provided with a Contested Hearing date and additional information related to the hearing. There will be no negotiations offered at the contested hearing.
Click here for a copy of the Civil Infraction Response Form.
For a list of civil penalties associated with civil infraction violations, please click here.
Criminal Traffic Violations
If a peace officer issued you a citation alleging you have committed one or more criminal traffic violations you must appear in the Las Vegas Justice Court on the date given on the citation, if there is a court appearance date listed.
Individuals cited for criminal traffic violations that are regulatory in nature (license, registration, insurance and handicap placard violations) can visit the Las Vegas Justice Court’s Customer Service Division – 1st Floor Regional Justice Center to present documentation or to pay the citation. If no documentation is going to be offered, the citation can be paid online. No matter which option you select, payment and/or document presentation must be done by the date listed on the citation. After entering your plea, you will have 90 days to make your payment in full and/or provide the required documentation. If your case has already been resolved, you may pay online or mail in a cashier’s check or money Order, no cash or personal checks are accepted.
Payments are accepted in U.S. funds by mail or in person:
In person payments: Customers may pay tickets in person using a VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER debit or credit card, cash, cashier's check or money order. No personal checks accepted.
Payment by mail: Customer may pay tickets by mailing a money order or cashier’s check (please include name and citation number) to:
Las Vegas Justice Court
200 Lewis Avenue, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 552511
Las Vegas, NV 89155