Frequently Asked Questions
What are the office hours of the District Court
Clerk's office? The District Court Clerk's
office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
How do I get a copy of my divorce decree or
other copies? Photocopies are $1.00 per
page. Copies of documents may be obtained upon payment of the appropriate
fees either in person during regular office hours, or by writing or calling the District
Court Clerk's office to obtain the purchase amount. Please include the case number and the
names of the parties to the case when making inquiries.
Certified copies are $5.00 each if the Clerk's
Office is presented with the copy of the document to be certified. If the Clerk's Office
must make a copy from the Court's original, the fee is $1.00 per page for photocopying
plus an additional $3.00 per document for certification.
Exemplified copies are $6.00 each if the Clerk's
Office is presented with a copy of the document to be exemplified. If the Clerk's
Office must make a copy from the Court's original, the fee is $1.00 per page for
photocopying plus an additional $6.00 per document for exemplification.
How do I request a record search? A record search can be done in person or in writing. The fee for a record
search is $1.00 per year, per name, and must be paid at the time the request for record
search is made. If your request is made in writing, please enclose a self-addressed
stamped envelope which will be used to report our findings to you.
Can I review a sealed file? The Clerk cannot permit the examination of any sealed file except by order
of the Court.
Do you have the forms to file a divorce?
The District Court Clerk does not have the papers or forms necessary
for the filing of a divorce or any other law suit or pleading. Please contact your
attorney for assistance.
Can you tell me how to file my own divorce?
We are not attorneys and are prohibited by law from giving any legal
advice. We cannot give you instructions on filing your divorce or answer any questions on
the accuracy of your papers or how to present your case to the judge. If you intend to
represent yourself, without the assistance of an attorney, you must have the knowledge to
prepare and file the proper pleadings and present your case to the court. We advise you to
consult an attorney if you have any questions or are unsure as to what you need to do.
How do I file an Answer when I have been served
with a summons? The District Court Clerk does not
have a form for filing an Answer and cannot assist you on how to file an Answer. We are
not attorneys and are prohibited by law from giving any legal advice. Consult an attorney
for any assistance. There is a fee associated with the filing of an Answer.
How do I get a case set for court hearing?
To set your case for a hearing on the uncontested Law & Motion
calendar, call the District Court Clerks Office at (775) 782-9820. To
set a contested case for hearing or trial, file the appropriate pleading requesting a
hearing/trial or contact the Judicial Assistant in the Department to which your case has
The Honorable Nathan Tod Young,
P. O. Box 218, Minden, NV 89423
Judicial Assistant: Cathy Colquhoun
The Honorable Michael P.
Gibbons, District Judge
P. O. Box 218, Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (775) 782-9951
Judicial Assistant: Ursula McManus
Can I file my pleadings by fax?
Only original documents are accepted for filing.
Faxed documents are not accepted for filing, except by specific Court order.
If I have deposited funds with the Court, what
is the procedure for their release? The Clerk must
have an Order from the Court before funds are disbursed. Cash bail is automatically
exonerated after sentencing, unless otherwise ordered by the Court.
If I deposit funds with the Court, will I
receive interest on my money? Money will be
deposited in the Court Clerk's Trust Fund (interest collected by the County), unless the
Clerk receives a written Court order directing the Clerk to deposit the funds into an
Returned Check - NSF: There is a charge of $25.00 for all checks returned Non Sufficient Funds.
How can I collect a judgment that has been
entered in my favor? It is up to the individual who has
been awarded a judgment to take the steps necessary to enforce the judgment. Several
procedures such as liens on real property, execution and garnishment are available for
collecting judgments. Because these procedures are sometimes complicated, we
recommend that a person consult with an attorney if possible.
I just received a summons for jury duty and I
want to be excused. What do I do? You can
be exempt from jury, pursuant to
NRS 6.020, if you are:
police office as defined in NRS 617.135;
* Legislators, legislative employees, Legislative
Counsel Bureau employees while the legislature is in session;
* Any person who has a fictitious address pursuant to
* All persons of the age of 70 years, if the juror so
* A person who is the age of 65 or over who lives
65 mile or more from the court, if the juror so desires.
To claim any of the above
exemptions, call the District Court Clerks Office at (775) 782-9820. If you are
requesting to be excused from jury duty for any other reason (i.e., work hardship,
vacations, etc.), call the Judges office directly: Department One: (775) 782-9961 or
Department Two: (775) 782-9951.
Are jurors paid?
* Each person summoned
is entitled to a fee of $40 for each day after the second day of jury
* Each juror actually sworn and serving is entitled to a fee of $40 a day for
each day of service;
* Each person summoned or each jury actually sworn and serving is entitled to
36.5 cents a miles for each mile traveled if the home of the person
summoned or serving as a juror is 65 miles or more from the place of trial.
How will I know if the jury panel has been
For current information concerning jury
service for the District Court, call (775) 782-9009 for a recorded message.
and E-mail addresses for your
State Bar of Nevada's Lawyer Referral and
Attorneys for Rural Nevadans:
Self Help website: