Nevada Revised Statutes grants county Sheriff Offices the authority to enforce, through the issuance of citations and such other means as permitted by state law, the provisions of any state or local statutory or regulatory provision governing criminal activity and vehicle or traffic safety. The Storey County Sheriff’s Office makes arrests of individuals with court-issued warrants. Warrants span a range of infractions from failure to pay court-mandated child support to larceny and theft.
People who receive a citation (such as traffic citation, parking ticket or animal at large) are given a court date as well as a fine schedule. Recipients can either mail in their fine (to the Storey County Justice Court) or make a court appearance to plea their case. Should they choose to make a court appearance, the Storey County Justice Court will determine if they must pay a fine and if so, how much to pay.
An offender convicted of an offense not warranting imprisonment, may be sentenced to community service. A community service sentencing depends upon the offender's consent and if a sponsor is available to supervise the offender and provide appropriate work. The Storey County Justice of the Peace oversees all community service sentencing.
If you have any information pertaining to an outstanding warrant, we urge you to contact the Storey County Sheriff’s Office immediately. No matter how seemingly insignificant the warrant may seem to you, we ask that you contact us with as much information as possible. You can report this information to us via phone, email or via the online crime report form. You can also elect to remain anonymous anytime you report a crime—simply advise us of your wishes, and we will protect your identity.