Where can I park?
Metered parking is available at street level. There are also parking lots and garages available downtown.
Where can I find forms for Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights?
Forms and information concerning Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights in Clark County, Nevada may be found under picture located in the bottom right section of the the Family Law Self-Help Center's web page at www.familylawselfhelpcenter.org.
I've called several different numbers, why won't anyone just answer my question?
NRS 7.285 states that "A person shall not practice law in this state if the person is not an active member of the State Bar of Nevada..." Your question may be legal in nature, requiring legal research.
Where can I get a copy of my Marriage Certificate?
You can order a copy online or by mail through the Clark County Clerk's Office.
How can I get a file-stamped copy of my court documents?
If you have electronically filed your document within the past three days, you can download the file-stamped document from the confirmation email you were sent through the e-file system. If it has been more than three days since you filed, you may go to the Records counter of the court to request a copy. If you are requesting file-stamped documents from an older case or you want to mail your request, use the Copy Request form found at Clark County Courts
Where can I get a copy of my Divorce Decree?
Contact the Clark County Family Court Clerk by calling (702) 455-2590 or request copies online through the Clerk of the Court at Clark County Courts
I've looked all over the Clark County website and I can't find the legal form I need.
It's possible that the courts have not created a ready-made form for your particular legal need. You can search the Comprehensive Forms Index found on our Legal Forms page.
Sample forms may be used to create documents that are not provided by the courts. Books containing sample language for legal forms are available at the Law Library.
Do you have an attorney that will answer my legal questions?
The Law Library can direct you to books and information to research your legal question, but does not have an attorney on staff and cannot offer you legal advice.
If you would like legal advice, you may call Lawyer Referral at the State Bar of Nevada (702) 382-0504.
Where can I fill out my legal forms?
The Law Library has computers available for the completion of online fillable forms and for the creation of original documents. Patrons using computers must show show a valid photo ID at the Reference Desk and print charges are $0.25 per page.
Books and information about a variety of topics are also available. Library staff can refer patrons to agencies offering Legal Assistance for additional information.
Do I still have time to file my answer? I'm not sure which days to count.
NRCP 6(a) governs the computation of time in the Nevada courts. This court rule includes information regarding holidays, weekends, and even adverse weather conditions. Additional information regarding Court Rules is available online and at the Clark County Law Library.
What's the Statute of Limitations in Nevada?
Statutes of Limitation may also be referred to as Limitations of Actions or Periods of Limitation. General information regarding Periods of Limitation may be found in NRS 11.190. Additional information regarding particular crimes or court actions may be found using the Index to the Nevada Revised Statutes.
What are the different categories of felonies in Nevada?
I own my home, but have been served with a Foreclosure Eviction Notice. This must be a mistake, should I ignore it?
It is unwise to ignore a case filed against you; if you ignore it, it doesn’t make the problem “just go away”. You are risking an adverse judgment by the court being entered against you.
- It may be helpful to consult with an attorney. The State Bar of Nevada offers a free Lawyer Referral Service at 702-382-0504.
- You should also report this fraudulent attempt to evict you from your home to the Nevada Attorney General at http://ag.state.nv.us/
Which court do I use to sue someone in Las Vegas?
The Las Vegas Justice Court can hear civil claims up to $15,000 (NRS 4.370). Cases that are under $10,000 may be filed in the Small Claims Division of Las Vegas Justice Court (NRS 73.010). The Clark County District Court does not have a dollar limit placed upon civil cases filed. Additional information regarding civil jurisdiction may be found using the Index to the Nevada Revised Statutes.
How can I find out if a Will was filed in Clark County, Nevada?
The Eighth Judicial District Court’s web page for Probate provides a Combined Wills Index for Wills filed prior to July 13, 2009 as well as useful forms and a Synopsis of Nevada Probate Law.
Wills filed after July 13, 2009 may be found by searching Family Records online by Party Name. You can also go to Civil, Criminal, Family, and Probate Case Search, then Family Records and select Party Name to begin looking for a Will.
How can I terminate a domestic partnership in Nevada?
How can I change or remove a name on my sewer bill in Clark County, Nevada?
In order to change the name or names appearing on the utility bill, it may be necessary to file paperwork with the Clark County Recorder’s Office to address issues concerning the property, such as a name change or death of a spouse. The Recorder’s Office does not provide the paperwork to change the name on property, so you may contact an attorney or come to the Clark County Law Library to locate the paperwork you may need. The most common forms needed are Deed Upon Death, Death of Grantor Affidavit, or Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant. These forms are not available on the Internet, but may be viewed at the library. A Declaration of Value Form will also be required and is available through the Clark County Recorder’s Office. Once completed, these documents can be filed with the Clark County Recorder’s Office.
Where can I get Nevada court forms and information if I live outside Las Vegas?
Justice Courts hear probable cause, arraignments, preliminary hearings, misdemeanor and traffic trials, bond forfeitures, evictions, small claims and civil matters where the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000. Other duties performed by the Justice of the Peace include setting bail, issuing search warrants, summonses, protective orders and arrest warrants. You can check each of the Justice Court pages for available forms and information:
How can I seal my eviction case in Clark County, Nevada?
NRS 40.2545 provides information about sealing eviction cases in Nevada. The Civil Law Self-Help Center Provides information and forms on their Responding To A Court Order For Eviction page under the Filing A Motion to Seal Summary Eviction Case heading in the lower part of their web page at www.civillawselfhelpcenter.org.
How can I unseal my adoption record in Clark County, Nevada?
The Family Law Self-Help Center Provides a Petition to Unseal Adoption Packet on their Miscellaneous Forms page at www.FamilyLawSelfHelpCenter.org. This packet includes instructions and forms for unsealing an adoption record in Clark County, Nevada.
Where can I get a certified copy of a Nevada law?
Please contact the State of Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau by calling 775-684-6835 to request a certified copy of Nevada Revised Statutes.
How can I find information about Renter's Rights in Las Vegas?
The Clark County Law Library has created a webpage containing links to several pages containing information about Landlord/Tenant information. This webpage is available online through our Nevada Legal Topics page under Landlord/Tenant Information.
You can also search for Nevada Landlord/Tenant laws using the Nevada Revised Statutes either in person at the Law Library or online at www.leg.state.nv.us/law1.cfm. You can use the Index link to locate the Landlord/Tenant laws by clicking on the letter "L" at the top of the page and scrolling down to see a list of laws or related topics.