Clark County Regional Justice Center (RJC)

The Regional Justice Center (commonly abbreviated the "RJC") is Clark County's primary courthouse. Located in downtown Las Vegas at 200 Lewis Avenue, the RJC houses the following three courts:

  1. Las Vegas Municipal Court
  2. Las Vegas Justice Court, and
  3. Clark County District Court

The RJC hears all the criminal and personal injury cases arising out of Clark County. The building is open on weekdays from 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On this page our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers answer frequently-asked-questions about the RJC including location, operating hours, phone numbers, and bail information. Click on a topic to go to that section.

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Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas

1. What is the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada?

The RJC is a large structure in downtown Las Vegas that houses three different courts:

  1. Las Vegas Municipal Court
  2. Las Vegas Justice Court, and
  3. Clark County District Court (also called the Eighth Judicial District Court)

1.1. Las Vegas Municipal Court

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Las Vegas Municipal Court hears only misdemeanor cases.

Las Vegas Municipal Court oversees all misdemeanor and traffic cases that allegedly occurred within the city limits.

1.2. Las Vegas Justice Court

Las Vegas Justice Court handles all criminal and traffic cases allegedly occurring within Las Vegas but outside the incorporated city limits.

Las Vegas Justice Court includes Small Claims Court, which hears personal injury cases involving $15,000 or less worth of damages.

1.2. Clark County District Court

Clark County District Court hears felony or gross misdemeanor cases that do not resolve in Las Vegas Justice Court. It also hears personal injury cases involving more than $15,000 worth of damages.

2. Where is the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada?

The RJC is located just across the street from the Clark County Detention Center at 200 Lewis Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Metered parking is available in lots along 3rd Street and Clark.

The RJC's top floors and the lower level hold the District Court courtrooms. The middle floors have the Justice Court rooms. And the lower floors house the Municipal Court courtrooms.

3. How do I contact the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Each court has its own contact information:

3.1. Las Vegas Municipal Court

For general information, call (702) 382-6878.

3.2. Las Vegas Justice Court

For general information, call (702) 671-3116.

For the criminal division, call (702) 671-3201.

For small claims, call (702) 671-3478.

3.3. Clark County District Court

For general information, call (702) 671-4554.

For the District Court clerk, call (702) 671-4528.

4. When is the Regional Justice Center open in Las Vegas, Nevada?

The RJC is open Monday through Friday. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. However the various clerk windows close as early as 4:00 p.m. depending on the court:

4.1. Las Vegas Municipal Court

Las Vegas Municipal Court is open on Mondays through Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The clerk's office is located on the ground level of the RJC.

4.2. Las Vegas Justice Court

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Las Vegas Justice Court comprises Small Claims Court.

Las Vegas Justice Court is open on Mondays through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The clerk's office is located on the second level of the RJC.

4.3. Clark County District Court

Clark County District Court is open from Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The clerk's office is located on the third level of the RJC.

5. Is my case at the Regional Justice Center?

Each court has its own web portal where people may search for their case information:

5.1. Las Vegas Municipal Court

Las Vegas Municipal Court case information is available online through the Las Vegas Municipal Court search page.

5.2. Las Vegas Justice Court

Las Vegas Justice Court case information is available online through the Las Vegas Justice Court search page.

5.3. Clark County District Court

District Court case information is available online through the Eighth Judicial District Court search page.

6. How do I bail someone out through the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada?

RJC bail procedures depend on which court the case is in:

6.1. Las Vegas Municipal Court

To post bail for someone whose case is in Las Vegas Municipal Court, go to the bail window at Las Vegas City Jail. Las Vegas City Jail is located at 3200 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155. The window is open twenty-four hours. Phone the jail at (702) 229-6460 for more information.

It may be possible pay bail online at the Las Vegas Municipal Court bail website.

6.2. Las Vegas Justice Court

To post bail for someone in custody for a case in Las Vegas Justice Court, go to the Clark County Detention Center, located across from the RJC at 330 South Casino Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89155. Call (702) 671-3285 for more information.

The window is open twenty-four hours, and bail may be paid in the following ways:

  • Cash (exact change and paid in full up to $10,000)
  • Visa or Mastercard up to $10,000
  • Cashier's check payable to "Las Vegas Justice Court"
  • Money order payable to "Las Vegas Justice Court"
  • Western Union Quick Collect payable to "Justice Court."

Learn more about Las Vegas Justice Court bail.

6.3. Clark County District Court

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Clark County District Court hears personal injury cases where the claims exceed $15,000.

Bail procedures for an inmate incarcerated for a case in District Court varies depending on the time of day. During business hours, bail may be posted at the RJC, located at 200 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101. They accept payment by cashier's check or money order payable to "Clerk of the Court."

After business hours, bail may be posted at the Clark County Detention Center, located at 330 South Casino Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89101. For more information, call Pre-trial Services at (702) 455-3462.

7. Does the Regional Justice Center have a dress code?

Security will turn away people who wear revealing clothes or clothes with profane language or imagery. Hats and sunglasses may not be worn in any courtroom. Note that people may not chew gum or use cell phones in court.

8. Does the Regional Justice Center have public defenders?

Private counsel is always recommended, but criminal defendants who cannot afford it are eligible for representation by the Clark County Public Defender. The court clerk will give defendants application forms to request a court-appointed attorney.

There are no public defenders in personal injury cases, but litigants may contact Legal Aid of Southern Nevada for help.

9. Does the Regional Justice Center have interpreters?

It is RJC policy to provide a translator for every criminal defendant who needs one. But it is always recommended defendants call the court ahead of time to make sure an interpreter is available for their court date.

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