A partnership between the Las Vegas Township Justice Court and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has been extended following a successful six-month pilot program. The program to help DMV and Las Vegas Justice Court customers with unpaid traffic tickets and other court issues will now run through July, 2018.
A satellite Las Vegas Justice Court counter is open Monday through Friday in the DMV branch at 8250 W. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. Motorists who need to pay fines and obtain a clearance to reinstate their driver's license may do so at the DMV rather than making a round trip to the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas.
"We have helped more than 700 customers since January," said Justice Court Traffic Administrator Juliet Carnival. "They have all been very happy with the convenience of just going to our window to pay a fine or get a clearance."
"The beauty of this project is that it saves everyone's time – the DMV staff, the court staff and most importantly, the customer," said DMV Director Terri L. Albertson. "We are happy to offer this service at our Flamingo location and we will be referring customers there from our other offices as appropriate."
Many people don't realize that an unpaid traffic ticket results in an arrest warrant and driver's license suspension. They are caught by surprise at the DMV. Clearing the case at the DMV is not only convenient, it helps motorists avoid illegal driving and a possible arrest."
The Las Vegas Justice Court handles only citations issued in the unincorporated areas of the Las Vegas Valley. Motorists with citations issued in other jurisdictions, such as the City of Las Vegas (Las Vegas Municipal Court), Henderson or North Las Vegas must contact the appropriate court.