Nevada State Judicial Department
Sec. § 4.370
Jurisdiction.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, justice courts have jurisdiction of the following civil actions and proceedings and no others except as otherwise provided by specific statute:

(a)

In actions arising on contract for the recovery of money only, if the sum claimed, exclusive of interest, does not exceed $15,000.

(b)

In actions for damages for injury to the person, or for taking, detaining or injuring personal property, or for injury to real property where no issue is raised by the verified answer of the defendant involving the title to or boundaries of the real property, if the damage claimed does not exceed $15,000.

(c)

Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (l), in actions for a fine, penalty or forfeiture not exceeding $15,000, given by statute or the ordinance of a county, city or town, where no issue is raised by the answer involving the legality of any tax, impost, assessment, toll or municipal fine.

(d)

In actions upon bonds or undertakings conditioned for the payment of money, if the sum claimed does not exceed $15,000, though the penalty may exceed that sum. Bail bonds and other undertakings posted in criminal matters may be forfeited regardless of amount.

(e)

In actions to recover the possession of personal property, if the value of the property does not exceed $15,000.

(f)

To take and enter judgment on the confession of a defendant, when the amount confessed, exclusive of interest, does not exceed $15,000.

(g)

Of actions for the possession of lands and tenements where the relation of landlord and tenant exists, when damages claimed do not exceed $15,000 or when no damages are claimed.

(h)

Of actions when the possession of lands and tenements has been unlawfully or fraudulently obtained or withheld, when damages claimed do not exceed $15,000 or when no damages are claimed.

(i)

Of suits for the collection of taxes, where the amount of the tax sued for does not exceed $15,000.

(j)

Of actions for the enforcement of mechanics liens, where the amount of the lien sought to be enforced, exclusive of interest, does not exceed $15,000.

(k)

Of actions for the enforcement of liens of owners of facilities for storage, where the amount of the lien sought to be enforced, exclusive of interest, does not exceed $15,000.

(l)

In actions for a fine imposed for a violation of NRS 484D.680.

(m)

Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, in any action for the issuance of a temporary or extended order for protection against domestic violence. A justice court does not have jurisdiction in an action for the issuance of a temporary or extended order for protection against domestic violence:

(1)

In a county whose population is 100,000 or more and less than 700,000;

(2)

In any township whose population is 100,000 or more located within a county whose population is 700,000 or more; or

(3)

If a district court issues a written order to the justice court requiring that further proceedings relating to the action for the issuance of the order for protection be conducted before the district court.

(n)

In an action for the issuance of a temporary or extended order for protection against harassment in the workplace pursuant to NRS 33.200 to 33.360, inclusive.

(o)

In small claims actions under the provisions of chapter 73 of NRS.

(p)

In actions to contest the validity of liens on mobile homes or manufactured homes.

(q)

In any action pursuant to NRS 200.591 for the issuance of a protective order against a person alleged to be committing the crime of stalking, aggravated stalking or harassment.

(r)

In any action pursuant to NRS 200.378 for the issuance of a protective order against a person alleged to have committed the crime of sexual assault.

(s)

In actions transferred from the district court pursuant to NRS 3.221.

(t)

In any action for the issuance of a temporary or extended order pursuant to NRS 33.400.

(u)

In any action seeking an order pursuant to NRS 441A.195.

2.

The jurisdiction conferred by this section does not extend to civil actions, other than for forcible entry or detainer, in which the title of real property or mining claims or questions affecting the boundaries of land are involved.

3.

Justice courts have jurisdiction of all misdemeanors and no other criminal offenses except as otherwise provided by specific statute. Upon approval of the district court, a justice court may transfer original jurisdiction of a misdemeanor to the district court for the purpose of assigning an offender to a program established pursuant to NRS 176A.250 or, if the justice court has not established a program pursuant to NRS 176A.280, to a program established pursuant to that section.

4.

Except as otherwise provided in subsections 5 and 6, in criminal cases the jurisdiction of justices of the peace extends to the limits of their respective counties.

5.

In the case of any arrest made by a member of the Nevada Highway Patrol, the jurisdiction of the justices of the peace extends to the limits of their respective counties and to the limits of all counties which have common boundaries with their respective counties.

6.

Each justice court has jurisdiction of any violation of a regulation governing vehicular traffic on an airport within the township in which the court is established.
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