Nevada State Judicial Department
Sec. § 4.060
Fees for justice of the peace; disposition; special account for justice court; report to board of county commissioners.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 33.017 to 33.100, inclusive, each justice of the peace shall charge and collect the following fees:

(a)

On the commencement of any action or proceeding in the justice court, other than in actions commenced pursuant to chapter 73 of NRS, to be paid by the party commencing the action:
If the sum claimed does not exceed $2,500...................................................... $50.00
If the sum claimed exceeds $2,500 but does not exceed $5,000.................... 100.00
If the sum claimed exceeds $5,000 but does not exceed $10,000.................. 175.00
If the sum claimed exceeds $10,000 but does not exceed $15,000................ 250.00
In a civil action for unlawful detainer pursuant to NRS 40.290 to 40.420, inclusive, in which a notice to surrender has been served pursuant to NRS 40.255.................................................................. 225.00
In all other civil actions........................................................................................ 50.00

(b)

For the preparation and filing of an affidavit and order in an action commenced pursuant to chapter 73 of NRS:
If the sum claimed does not exceed $1,000...................................................... $45.00
If the sum claimed exceeds $1,000 but does not exceed $2,500...................... 65.00
If the sum claimed exceeds $2,500 but does not exceed $5,000...................... 85.00
If the sum claimed exceeds $5,000 but does not exceed $7,500.................... 125.00
If the sum claimed exceeds $7,500 but does not exceed $10,000.................. 175.00

(c)

On the appearance of any defendant, or any number of defendants answering jointly, to be paid by the defendant or defendants on filing the first paper in the action, or at the time of appearance:
In all civil actions................................................................................................ $50.00
For every additional defendant, appearing separately.................................... 25.00

(d)

No fee may be charged where a defendant or defendants appear in response to an affidavit and order issued pursuant to the provisions of chapter 73 of NRS.

(e)

For the filing of any paper in intervention...................................................... $25.00

(f)

For the issuance of any writ of attachment, writ of garnishment, writ of execution or any other writ designed to enforce any judgment of the court, other than a writ of restitution........................................ $25.00

(g)

For the issuance of any writ of restitution..................................................... $75.00

(h)

For filing a notice of appeal, and appeal bonds............................................ $25.00
One charge only may be made if both papers are filed at the same time.

(i)

For issuing supersedeas to a writ designed to enforce a judgment or order of the court $25.00

(j)

For preparation and transmittal of transcript and papers on appeal........... $25.00

(k)

For celebrating a marriage and returning the certificate to the county recorder or county clerk $75.00

(l)

For entering judgment by confession.............................................................. $50.00

(m)

For preparing any copy of any record, proceeding or paper, for each page $.50

(n)

For each certificate of the clerk, under the seal of the court......................... $3.00

(o)

For searching records or files in his or her office, for each year................... $1.00

(p)

For filing and acting upon each bail or property bond................................ $50.00

2.

A justice of the peace shall not charge or collect any of the fees set forth in subsection 1 for any service rendered by the justice of the peace to the county in which his or her township is located.

3.

A justice of the peace shall not charge or collect the fee pursuant to paragraph (k) of subsection 1 if the justice of the peace performs a marriage ceremony in a commissioner township.

4.

Except as otherwise provided by an ordinance adopted pursuant to the provisions of NRS 244.207, the justice of the peace shall, on or before the fifth day of each month, account for and pay to the county treasurer all fees collected pursuant to subsection 1 during the preceding month, except for the fees the justice of the peace may retain as compensation and the fees the justice of the peace is required to pay to the State Controller pursuant to subsection 5.

5.

The justice of the peace shall, on or before the fifth day of each month, pay to the State Controller:

(a)

An amount equal to $5 of each fee collected pursuant to paragraph (k) of subsection 1 during the preceding month. The State Controller shall deposit the money in the Account for Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence in the State General Fund.

(b)

One-half of the fees collected pursuant to paragraph (p) of subsection 1 during the preceding month. The State Controller shall deposit the money in the Fund for the Compensation of Victims of Crime.

6.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, the county treasurer shall deposit 25 percent of the fees received pursuant to subsection 4 into a special account administered by the county and maintained for the benefit of each justice court within the county. The money in that account must be used only to:

(a)

Acquire land on which to construct additional facilities or a portion of a facility for a justice court or a multi-use facility that includes a justice court;

(b)

Construct or acquire additional facilities or a portion of a facility for a justice court or a multi-use facility that includes a justice court;

(c)

Renovate, remodel or expand existing facilities or a portion of an existing facility for a justice court or a multi-use facility that includes a justice court;

(d)

Acquire furniture, fixtures and equipment necessitated by the construction or acquisition of additional facilities or a portion of a facility or the renovation, remodeling or expansion of an existing facility or a portion of an existing facility for a justice court or a multi-use facility that includes a justice court;

(e)

Acquire advanced technology for the use of a justice court;

(f)

Acquire equipment or additional staff to enhance the security of the facilities used by a justice court, justices of the peace, staff of a justice court and residents of this State who access the justice courts;

(g)

Pay for the training of staff or the hiring of additional staff to support the operation of a justice court;

(h)

Pay debt service on any bonds issued pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 350.020 for the acquisition of land or facilities or for the construction, renovation, remodeling or expansion of facilities for a justice court or a multi-use facility that includes a justice court; and

(i)

Pay for one-time projects for the improvement of a justice court.
Any money remaining in the account at the end of a fiscal year must be carried forward to the next fiscal year.

7.

The county treasurer shall, if necessary, reduce on an annual basis the amount deposited into the special account pursuant to subsection 6 to ensure that the total amount of fees collected by a justice court pursuant to this section and paid by the justice of the peace to the county treasurer pursuant to subsection 4 is, for any fiscal year, not less than the total amount of fees collected by that justice court and paid by the justice of the peace to the county treasurer for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013.

8.

Each justice court that collects fees pursuant to this section shall submit to the board of county commissioners of the county in which the justice court is located an annual report that contains:

(a)

An estimate of the amount of money that the county treasurer will deposit into the special account pursuant to subsection 6 from fees collected by the justice court for the following fiscal year; and

(b)

A proposal for any expenditures by the justice court from the special account for the following fiscal year.
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