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Nevada Court Case Search — Find Your Lawsuit

Dena Standley | August 08, 2023

Edited by Hannah Locklear

Summary: You can search your Nevada court records at your county’s courthouse or online. Keeping updated with your case will increase your chances of winning. Use SoloSuit to respond to your debt collection lawsuit and beat collectors in court.

Preparing for court can be stressful, especially if it is a debt collection lawsuit where you may be required to represent yourself. Doing your research well and having your court records can ease the tension. Fortunately, Nevada allows you to access your court documents via their online case access portal or by visiting the courthouse where the case was filed.

Having your case records can help you investigate the information the collection agency has on you. Debt collectors can get the name and debt amount wrong or lie about how they followed up on the case before filing the lawsuit. Today, we will help you prepare well for court by enlightening you on how Nevada’s courts work and how you can access your records.

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Nevada’s court structure explained

The Nevada court system does a tremendous job of organizing how cases will be received and heard throughout the state. Since debt lawsuits are considered civil cases, we will focus on the structure of Nevada’s civil courts in this section. The fourt levels of civil court have different jurisdictions, depending on the case type and location:

  • Supreme Court: This court is the court of last resort in Nevada. Its primary function is to review appeals from the lower courts. They do not conduct a new trial but use the records from the previous proceeding to determine if a legal error was made in the trial court's decision. They either set aside the verdict, modify, or affirm it.

  • Court of Appeals: Created in 2014, this court hears one-third of appeals filed with the Supreme Court. The appellate system uses the deflective model where all appeals go to the Supreme Court, and the justices assign the cases to this court.

  • District Court: This court has general jurisdiction and hears civil cases involving claims of $15,001 and more. District Courts also hears appeals from the Justice and Courts.

  • Justice Court: Nevada’s 40 Justice Courts have limited jurisdiction and preside over civil cases involving claims of up to $15,000. Justice courts also hear small claims cases of $10,000 or less.

The graphic below further illustrates Nevada’s civil court structure:

Nevada Court Structure

Your debt collection case will most likely be heard in your Township’s Justice Court under the small claims court division. Nevada laws allow you to represent yourself, but if you’re being sued for a debt in Nevada, you only have 20 days to respond with a written Answer or you will automatically lose. SoloSuit can help you draft and file your Answer in minutes. Check out this video to learn more:

How to find your case number in Nevada

All court clerks in Nevada must assign a case number to each matter presented to them. Performing this task helps to organize the cases and ensure case records are easily accessible. The case number is created from the year the lawsuit was filed, the court or case type, and the sequential number for the cases that year.

For example, case number 22C000001 is the first civil case filed in 2022.

To access your case number in Nevada, you can visit the courthouse where the case was filed, submit a written request form, and pay a small fee to receive copies. The court clerk will need basic information such as your name, date of birth, and creditor's name. Use this link to find your court's location.

Alternatively, you can access your records online by visiting the Nevada Online Portal and searching by party or attorney. The results will bring your specific case or a list of cases, and you’ll be able to locate yours quickly.

How to access your case records in Nevada

As mentioned earlier, accessing your case records can determine your case's success in court. You can access your court records by physically going to the courthouse or remotely on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Access your Nevada court records at the courthouse

Visiting the courthouse assures you will get detailed records of your case. In some cases, the clerk takes longer to upload detailed case records for online access. To access your case documents in the courthouse, you need to know the location of the specific Justice Court that will hear your case. The following link will help you access the Justice Court’s location for your county and the District and Municipal Court.

Once on the page, look for your county or township and click on the link. You’ll be taken to a page with the contact information, including the physical address.

In the courthouse, you’ll submit your details to the court clerk, and they’ll locate the file for you at a small fee. Other courthouses have public terminals where you can search for your case documents and pay some money to receive copies.

Let’s take a look at an example.

Example: Jeremy had a debt of $2,967 with Clark County Collection Services (CCCS). He received a lawsuit from them and had no clue what to do. Hence, he went online and learned from SoloSuit’s article that his small claims case was under the Justice Court’s jurisdiction in Clark county. After getting the court's location online, Jeremy visited the Boulder Township Justice Court where the clerk confirmed that CCCS filed the case. Jeremy used SoloSuit to file his Answer before the deadline, giving him a fighting chance against CCCS. The court clerk advised him to follow up on his case online rather than visit the courthouse after conveniently showing him the case number he'd use.

Access your Nevada court records online

The online option grants instant access to your court records without leaving your home or office. The process is even easier if you know your case number. Nevada has a statewide case access online portal that allows anyone to access their records. The portal will enable you to search for documents using the case, party, and attorney options.

Three counties have their own case search portal to ensure their citizens have more thorough court records. They are:

Use the Appellate Case Management System to find your court records if your case is in the court of Appeals or Supreme Court.

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