Storey County PO Box 176 Virginia City, NV 89440

Criminal Division

Justice Court

800 South C Street
Virginia City, NV 89440

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 674
Virginia City, NV 89440

Ph: 775-847-0962
Fx: 775-847-0915


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Staff Directory

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Criminal cases prosecuted by the Storey County District Attorney or the Office of the Attorney General, whether felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor, commence with the filing of a complaint/citation
in the Virginia Township Justice Court. A citation/complaint is the document that sets out the charges that the prosecutor is alleging against the Defendant.  The Plaintiff in criminal cases is the State of Nevada.  If you are the alleged victim, please refer to the 2018 Victim's Bill of Rights.

If you are trying to contact someone in the Storey County Jail, please call 775-847-0929.

It's very important to show up to Court on time. In criminal cases, failure to appear at your hearing may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.  Although many traffic citations are civil infractions, many are also misdemeanors.  Failure to appear at your hearing on a misdemeanor traffic citation may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.  

Misdemeanor (includes misdemeanor traffic citations) arraignments are held on Wednesdays. 

You may represent yourself or consult with an attorney.  An attorney is very valuable in evaluating the facts of your case, applying the law, presenting your evidence, and challenging the State's evidence.  If you hire an attorney, he/she will contact the Court and file documents for you.

We have more helpful forms and instructions on our "Forms" page. 

First Appearances in Felony and Gross Misdemeanor Cases
The primary purpose of an Initial Appearance on a felony or gross misdemeanor case is to ensure that you know and understand the charges that are alleged against you.  At this hearing, there will be no determination made about your guilt or innocence of the alleged violation.

Our Court handles the preliminary procedures on gross misdemeanors and felony cases. If the case proceeds beyond that point, you will appear in District Court.

Fine Payments
The payment is due on the day it is assessed. Cash, cashier's check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, or a debit card with a VISA or MasterCard logo are accepted. Upon request, payment plans or community service may be granted.