Storey County PO Box 176 Virginia City, NV 89440

Virginia Township Justice Court

Citations that have "CIVIL" printed at the top:  You must pay the citation or request a hearing within 90 calendar days of the date your citation was issued.  Failure to do so will result in a Default Judgment being issued against you and your driver's license may be suspended.  Go to Civil Infractions for important information.   
Citations that have "CRIMINAL" printed at the top:  You must pay the citation or appear in Court.  If there is no court date indicated on your citation, the Court will mail a Notice of Appearance to you.  Do not ignore this notice!  Failure to pay your citation or appear in court may result in a warrant for your arrest and suspension of your driver's license.  Go to  Misdemeanor Citations for important information.

Although our judicial clerks are not allowed to discuss the merits of your case with you, they are authorized to approve certain statutory reductions and certain requests made by the public for misdemeanor and civil citations before this Court.  You are welcome to call our Court at 775-847-0962.  Payment plans are available as well as community service in lieu of fines.

TRANSPORTATION ISSUES?  If you have an appearance, but are prohibited from driving or have transportation issues, call our Court at least one day before your scheduled appearance.  The clerk will assist you in setting up a remote appearance.

Justice Court

800 South C Street
Virginia City, NV 89440

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

Ph: 775-847-0962
Fax: 775-847-0915


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

Staff Directory

Pay Court Fees Online
For civil infraction or misdemeanor citations, go to or call 1-855-436-6811.  Hago su pago visitando O llamando al 1-855-436-6811
You may also pay in person at our Court office located at 800 South C Street, Virginia City, Nevada 89440.  We are open for payments Monday through Fridays, 8:00 a.m., to 4:30 p.m.  (Holidays and non-judicial days excluded.)
Questions about traffic school?  Please go to the NEVADA DMV website for questions about the types, locations, and costs of traffic schools throughout the state, and how to reduce demerit points on your driving record.

Forms and instructions are available.

Wedding ceremony?  Call 775-847-0962 to schedule.

COURT RULES: - Rural Justice Court Rules (RJCR)
- Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure
We are not an e-filing court (yet). We do not accept documents for filing by email or facsimile.  

Our Justice of the Peace is Eileen F. Herrington.  
Judge Herrington presides over the following types of cases: 

  • Civil
  • Criminal 
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Misdemeanor
  • Small claims
  • Traffic - Civil and Misdemeanor
  • Protective Orders

Justice of the Peace Eileen F. Herrington was elected in November 2012 and began her bench duties on January 7, 2013. She was re-elected and began her second term in January 2019. Prior to beginning her judicial term, Judge Herrington served in the Storey County District Attorney's Office for over 15 years.  She established Storey County's first Victim Services Unit which received the 2011 Bringing Respect and Honor to Victims Award for Outstanding Criminal Justice Unit from the Alliance for Victim Rights.

• January 2020 - Certificate of Distinguished Achievement in Judicial Education from the Nevada Supreme Court 
• January 2017 - Certificate of Advanced Achievement in Judicial Education from the Nevada Supreme Court - January 2017
• January 2017 - Established Storey County's first Pre-Trial and Alternative Sentencing Program.
• May 19, 2016 - Certificate in Judicial Development - Special Court Trial Skills from the National Judicial College - May 2016
• January 2015 - Certificate of Achievement in Judicial Education from the Nevada Supreme Court 

Judge Herrington is a member of the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction Association and the Sierra Judicial Council.  She serves as the Limited Jurisdiction Court Representative of the Sierra Region on the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada.