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 two courts:
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 5:30 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.
- 1. What is the Regional Justice Center?
- 2. What is the address?
- 3. How do I contact the RJC?
- 4. When are business hours?
- 5. Is my case at the RJC?
- 6. How do I bail someone out?
- 7. Is there a dress code?
- 8. Are there public defenders?
- 9. Are there interpreters?
- 10. What are the protocols for COVID-19?
The RJC is a large structure in downtown Las Vegas that houses two different courts:
- Las Vegas Justice Court, and
- Clark County District Court (also called the Eighth Judicial District Court)
1.1. Las Vegas Justice Court
Las Vegas Justice Court handles all misdemeanor and traffic cases allegedly occurring within Las Vegas but outside the incorporated city limits. It also hears all felony cases in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Justice Court includes Small Claims Court, which hears personal injury cases involving $10,000 or less worth of damages.
1.2. Clark County District Court
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 Courtrooms.
Each court has its own contact information:
3.1. 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.
3.2. Clark County District Court
For general information, call (702) 671-4554.
For the District Court clerk, call (702) 671-4528.
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 Justice Court
Las Vegas Justice Court is open on Mondays through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The clerk’s office is located on the second level of the RJC.
4.2. 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.
Each court has its own web portal where people may search for their case information:
5.1. Las Vegas Justice Court
Las Vegas Justice Court case information is available online through the Las Vegas Justice Court search page.
5.2. Clark County District Court
District Court case information is available online through the Eighth Judicial District Court search page.
RJC bail procedures depend on which court the case is in:
6.1. 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”
Learn more about Las Vegas Justice Court bail.
6.2. Clark County District Court
Bail procedures for an inmate incarcerated for a case in District Court vary 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.
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.
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 application forms to defendants 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.
It is an 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.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the RJC requires everyone inside the building to wear a face covering. Defendants who have a criminal defense attorney usually do not have to come to court at all for their arraignment and any status checks. But they should check with their attorney ahead of time to make sure they can be absent.
Defendants still have to appear in person for the following hearings (if applicable):
- motions for own recognizance walk-through on an arrest warrant
- bail hearings
- certain motions to quash
- preliminary hearings
Call a Nevada criminal defense attorney…
If you have been arrested for an offense in Nevada, call our Las Vegas Criminal Defense lawyers for a free consultation. They can walk you through bail procedures and the court process. They may also be able to negotiate the charges down to a lesser crime or a full dismissal without having to go to trial.