Municipal Court

Experiencing Financial Hardships:

If you are experiencing a financial hardship  and need to request a 30-day payment extension, this would only apply to any current established payment plans. Please email your request to the Fernley Municipal Court at

Please include your

  • First and Last Name
  • Case Number (if known)
  • Date of Birth
  • Current Mailing Address  
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

If you have not seen the Judge regarding your case, please note the change of  court dates, listed below.

Senior Municipal Court Judge Matheus issued Administrative Order 20-1

In the Administrative Matter Regarding Temporary Procedures in Municipal Court Cases

Administrative Order 20-1

On March 12, 2020, Governor Sisolak declared a State of Emergency in Nevada in response to the recent outbreak of the Corona virus (COVID-19). Given the severity of the risk imposed to the public and in order to practice social distancing as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Senior Judge Lori Matheus has ordered that all Fernley Municipal Court Proceedings will be continued for a period of 30 days.

If you have been scheduled for court on the following dates your court date has been continued to:

March 23, 2020 your new court date is June 29, 2020

March 30, 2020 your new court date is July 06, 2020

April 06, 2020 your new court date is July 13, 2020

April 13, 2020 your new court date is July 20, 2020

April 16, 2020 your new court date is June 18, 2020, 

Court Appearance times shall remain the same.

Should you wish to resolve your traffic ticket electronically, please completed the Written Consent to Entry of Plea. Upon form completion please either email or fax to 775-784-9999. The Judge will review the requests and issue written decisions. Please provide all contact information in your email or fax cover sheet, i.e. name, phone number, and current mailing address..

Mission Statement:

The City of Fernley Municipal Court’s mission is to provide fair and impartial adjudication of alleged violations of Fernley Municipal Code such that the legal rights of individuals are safeguarded, and the public interest is protected. The Court will provide due process to defendants in an efficient, professional, and courteous manner that promotes and upholds the integrity and independence of the judiciary, thereby maximizing the community’s confidence in the court.

Legal Requirement

Nevada Revised Statues (NRS), Chapter 266.550-266.595 describes the jurisdiction and operation of Municipal Courts. The Municipal Court has similar powers that are provided by the law for Justice Court, subject to the overall limited jurisdiction of misdemeanor offense. The power of the Municipal Court includes the power to charge and collect those fees authorized pursuant to NRS Chapter 5.073.

Click below to take the Fernley Municipal Court Access and Fairness to Justice Survey

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Now Accepting On-Line Payment

Please have your citation number and/or case number before paying online.

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  1. Physical Address
    595 Silverlace Blvd
    Fernley, NV 89408

    Phone: 775-784-9870
    Fax: 775-784-9999

    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Closed all major holidays.

  1. Kathy Bennett

    Court Administrator
    Phone: 775-784-9911

  1. Shari Martinez

    Traffic Clerk
    Phone: (775) 784-9870

  1. Sierra Keathley-Dunn

    Criminal Clerk
    Phone: 775-784-9870