Nevada Civil Practice

Sec. § 13.020
Venue of actions for recovery of penalties and forfeitures; actions against public officers; actions against State of Nevada.

Actions for the following causes must be tried in the county where the cause, or some part thereof, arose, subject to the power of the court to change the place of trial:


For the recovery of a penalty or forfeiture imposed by statute; except, that when it is imposed for an offense committed on a lake, river or other stream of water, situated in two or more counties, the action may be brought in any county bordering on such lake, river or stream, and opposite to the place where the offense was committed.


Against a public officer, or person especially appointed to execute the duties of a public officer, for an act done by him or her in virtue of the office, or against a person who, by his or her command, or in his or her aid, does anything touching the duties of the officer.


Against the State of Nevada or any agency of the State for any tort action, except that any such tort action may also be brought in Carson City.

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