Justice Court / Justice of the Peace

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Effective March 25, 2020, the Virginia Township Justice Court will reduce hours open to the public for the Clerk's Office to the following:
  9:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m.  
This does not pertain to emergency applications for protection orders.
Please use the drop box if you must submit documents to the Court while we are closed to the public.  The drop box will be monitored by the Court and documents will be processed daily.  Last pick-up will be at 5:00 p.m., each judicial day.  The drop box is located at the south entrance of the courthouse.
Feche de aceptacion:  El 25 de Marzo, 2020, La Corte Judicial del Municipio de Virginia Van a reducir las horas abiertas al publico para la oficina de la secretario del juzgado a:
9:00 a.m., a 2:00 p.m.
Esto no se refiere a las solicitudes de emergencia para órdenes de protección.

Por favor usa este buzon si vas a presentar documentos a esta corte mientras estamos cerrado al publico.  El buzon va hacer monitorado por la corte y los documentos seran procesados diariamente.  La ultima recoleccion sra a las 5:00 p.m., cada dia judicial.
La caja de entrega situada en la entrada sur del tribunal.

•If you have a scheduling question about an upcoming case, please contact our offices--many cases are being rescheduled.   
•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: NOTE REDUCED OFFICE HOURS ABOVE.

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 Herrington also performs marriage ceremonies and is available for weddings on evenings and weekends.  Call our office at 775-847-0962 for an appointment.  If you are trying to contact the judge for a wedding and it is after business hours, please call 775-847-0950 and ask the dispatcher to contact Judge Herrington. 

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, where she established Storey County's first Victim Services Unit. 

• 2011 recipient of the Bringing Respect and Honor to Victims Award for Outstanding Criminal Justice Unit, Alliance for Victim Rights.

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

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

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

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

• In January 2017, Judge Herrington established Storey County's first Pre-Trial and Alternative Sentencing Unit.

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.

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 feel free to contact our helpful staff at 775-847-0962.