Justice Court / Justice of the Peace

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WELCOME TO
 VIRGINIA TOWNSHIP JUSTICE COURT 

 
  


NOTICE

Justice Court Closure

Friday, Nov. 13

The Justice Court office is closed Friday, November 13, 2020.

This office will reopen Monday, November 16 at 8:00 a.m.

For urgent Justice Court questions, please leave a message at 775.847.0962 or email jp@storeycounty.org.

Justice Court dates from Thursday, November 12, 2020 have been rescheduled. Affected persons will be contacted next week for details.

The above does not include the First District Court. District Court issues should be directed to the Storey County Clerk’s Office or at 775.847.0969 and clerk@storeycounty.org.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Justice Court


 •If you have a scheduling question about an upcoming case, please contact our office--many cases are being rescheduled due to COVID-19 and the court is also holding "virtual court" for select cases.
•If you want to pay a fine, we encourage you to pay on-line or by phone.
•If you are required to attend a Victim Impact Panel, the Court will accept attendance at an on-line panel.  Please call our office if you have questions about on-line programs.

Virginia Township Justice Court is located in Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada. We are a court of limited jurisdiction. 

Our Justice of the Peace is Eileen F. Herrington.
  
Judge Herrington presides over the following types of cases: 

  • Civil
  • Criminal 
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Misdemeanor
  • Small claims
  • Traffic
  • Protective Orders

You may pay your traffic ticket on line or by phone.  You may also pay in person at our office from 8:00 a.m, to 4:30 p.m.

Notary Services are available from  9:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m.

Questions about traffic school?  Please go to the NEVADA DMV website for questions about the types, locations, and costs of traffic schools throughout the state, and how to reduce demerit points on your driving record.

Si desea pagar una multa en linea, por favor vaya a www.virginiatownshippayments.com

Si desea pagar una multa por telefono, llame 1-855-436-6811.  Si desea hablar con alguien en nuestra oficina y usted necesita un interprete, por favor llamenos al 775-847-0962, y decir, "I need a Spanish interpreter, please."



Justice of the Peace Eileen F. Herrington was elected in November 2012 and began her bench duties on January 7, 2013. She was re-elected and began her second term in January 2019. 

Prior to beginning her judicial term, Judge Herrington served in the Storey County District Attorney's Office for over 15 years.  She established Storey County's first Victim Services Unit which received the 2011 Bringing Respect and Honor to Victims Award for Outstanding Criminal Justice Unit from the Alliance for Victim Rights.

• January 2020 - Certificate of Distinguished Achievement in Judicial Education from the Nevada Supreme Court 


• January 2017 - Certificate of Advanced Achievement in Judicial Education from the Nevada Supreme Court - January 2017

• January 2017 - Established Storey County's first Pre-Trial and Alternative Sentencing Unit.

• May 2016 - Certificate in Judicial Development - Special Court Trial Skills from the National Judicial College - May 2016


• January 2015 - Certificate of Achievement in Judicial Education from the Nevada Supreme Court 

Judge Herrington serves as Vice Chair for the Nevada Supreme Court Judicial Council Technology Committee.  She is a member of the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction Association and the Sierra Judicial Council.

Judge Herrington also performs marriage ceremonies.  Call our office at 775-847-0962 for an appointment. 

Questions & Comments


We hope that we can answer your questions. Forms and instructions are available to assist you in many areas, including self-representation.

If you have questions, please contact our helpful staff at 775-847-0962 or send us an email at jp@storeycounty.org.