Reno Justice Court

Citation Search and Payment

This system will allow you to search for and pay tickets with Reno, Sparks and Incline Justice Courts. Check for the name of the court on the top of your ticket or near the officer's signature. See the citation image below. For questions - see our FAQ.

After clicking the link below, leave All Courts selected, or choose a court and then click Criminal/Traffic Records.

Your ticket has a citation number such as X12345678 or WC12345678. This is the fastest way to find your information. The search form will also accept the first and last name written on the ticket.

The online system will charge a $5.00 fee for payment processing. The online payment processor collects this fee. The court does not charge any fees to pay online. Collection fees and/or late fees may be applied if payment is not made on time.

For help using the online system, or for additional resources, see below. You may also contact the Reno Justice Court at 775-325-6500. The courts do not accept telephone payments at this time. For other payment options click here.

Additional Information

Example of where to find the name of the court on your citation:

Partial Citation Image

Washoe County Justice Courts receive citations from several law enforcement agencies in Nevada. The amount of time it takes to receive your citation from law enforcement can vary. The average number of days to receive a citation from a specific agency is shown below.

Avg # of Days to Receive Citation

If you received your ticket recently, it may not yet be available in the online system.

For tickets issued by the Reno Police Department or other agencies and held at Reno Municipal Court click here. Contact the Reno Municipal Court at 775-334-2290 for more information.

For tickets issued by the Sparks Police Department or other agencies and held at Sparks Municipal Court click here. Contact the Sparks Municipal Court at 775-353-2286 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my case says Pending Warrant or Warrant Issued?

Note: with an active warrant, you are subject to arrest 24 hours a day.

Reno Justice Court

If a warrant has been issued on a citation with Reno Justice Court, please contact the Court at 775-325-6503 and inquire about the Warrant Resolution Program.Click here for more information about your options.

Sparks Justice Court

  • If your case is pending a Failure to Appear warrant, you will need to pay the $35 late fee to obtain a new appearance date.
  • If your case is an active warrant, you may appear at the court during business hours and pay the balance owed in full.
  • Contact the Citation Division at 775-353-7602.

Why can’t I find my ticket online?

  • It can take up to a week for the citation to be received by the court depending on the agency that issued your citation.
  • Enter your name or citation number as it is written on the citation in the online search fields.
  • You were cited into a different court. Refer to the top of your citation or near the officer's signature for the correct court to appear at or pay.
  • You may use the following links to see if your citation is at Reno Municipal Court or Sparks Municipal Court:
  • Contact the Citation Division:
    • Reno Justice Court - 775-325-6503
    • Sparks Justice Court - 775-353-7602

I lost my ticket, where can I find my citation number?

You may search by name. You may also contact the court holding your citation:

  • Reno Justice Court - 775-325-6503
  • Sparks Justice Court - 775-353-7602

Can I take traffic school?

If you were cited for a violation that carries at least 1 demerit but not more than 4 demerits against your license, and you meet all of the requirements below, you may be eligible to take traffic school.

  • You were not involved in an accident
  • You have not taken traffic school within the last twelve (12) months
  • You have not had any other citation for a moving violation(s) within the last twelve (12) months
  • Your citation does not require a mandatory appearance whether court required or officer required

If you were cited for Reckless Driving, Aggressive Driving, Careless Driving or Hit and Run, you will need to appear and request traffic school with the judge to see if you are eligible.

If you are unsure how many demerits your cited violation carries, please contact the Citation Department:

  • Reno Justice Court - 775-325-6503
  • Sparks Justice Court - 775-353-7602

Note: In order to take traffic school for citations within Reno Justice Court you must complete a Traffic School Motion and obtain permission from the Court.

In order to take traffic school within the Sparks Justice Court, you must make the request in-person during normal business hours.

For a complete list of traffic schools that will be accepted by the Court, please refer to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles website at dmvnv.com.

Do I have to pay all my fines and fees at once?

You may be eligible for a payment plan with the court and will need to appear at the court to make those arrangements. Payment plans will not be set up over the phone. Collection fees and/or late fees may be applied if payment is not made on time.

What if I can’t pay my ticket?

Reno Justice Court

You may be eligible for community service at the rate of $15/hr. Please contact the Citation Division at 775-325-6503.

Sparks Justice Court

If you are unable to make your scheduled payments due to financial hardship, the following options are available to you:

  1. Request community service in lieu of payment. Community service is credited at a rate of $10 per hour;
  2. Request an extension to pay your fines (if your financial hardship is temporary);
  3. Request the court to consider your ability to pay. Forms are available at the court counters and proof of income is required.

Failure to make your scheduled payments or arrangements with the court before your payment due date, will result in your debt being referred to the courts contracted collection agency. In addition, a collection fee will be added to your account. In the event your account is referred to collections, you will be required to make all payments directly to the collection agency.

Who can I contact for help?

Reno Justice Court

Contact the citation division at 775-325-6503.

Sparks Justice Court

For questions regarding payments, please email SJCFinancials@washoecounty.us or contact the court during business hours at 775-353-7602.

What are Administrative Assessment fees?

Nevada law requires Administrative Assessments (AA’s) to be added to the misdemeanor fine amount when a defendant forfeits bail, pleads guilty, or is found guilty.

What is a citation?

A citation is a formal notice issued by the law enforcement agency listing the alleged offenses. The citation will have information as to which court you will to report to as well as the bail amount.

Can I view or pay my criminal case online or by phone?

Currently, no. The option to view or pay your criminal case fees online will be implemented in the future.

My citation has been sent to collections. How do I pay my citation?

You may pay your outstanding balance in full at the court. Partial payments will not be accepted.

If you need to make payments, you will need to contact Valley Collections Services, LLC at 623-931-4325 to make arrangements with them. Click here for more information.

How do I get an extension?

Reno Justice Court

You may be eligible for an extension in-person, at the counter; please contact the Citation Division at 775-325-6503.

Sparks Justice Court

Extensions will not be granted over the phone and will need to be requested in person.

An extension fee of $10 will be due at the time of the request for your first extension.

An extension fee of $25 will be due at the time of the request for your second or any subsequent extension.

I posted cash bail. What happens to the bail?

If you posted cash bail on behalf of a defendant, you will need to retain the receipt; it is required to be presented to the court to receive a refund (if applicable). Cash bail is held on a case until the case is adjudicated or otherwise ordered by the Judge. The disposition of the cash bail posted is up to the court, and a refund of cash bail is not a guarantee. If the defendant fails to appear, and the cash bail posted is under $500, the cash bail will be forfeited to fines & fees; any surplus will be refunded. If the defendant fails to appear, and the cash bail posted is over $500, you will be notified that the bail will be held for 180 days and then forfeited, unless the defendant appears before a judge within that time period.

When is traffic court held?

Reno Justice Court

Traffic Court is every Monday through Friday (except holidays) at 8:15 a.m. and you must be checked in prior to that time. The public is advised that doors to the Court open at 7:30 a.m. and it is wise to be checked in by 8:00 a.m.

Sparks Justice Court

Traffic court is held every Thursday at 8:45 a.m.

Check-in for court begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be called in the order of check-in.

My citation is marked “Mandatory Appearance.” What does that mean?

The officer that cited you may mark your citation as a mandatory appearance which means you will need to appear on the court date provided to you.

The court may require a mandatory appearance. To check if you have a mandatory appearance, contact the Citation Division:

  • Reno Justice Court - 775-325-6503
  • Sparks Justice Court - 775-353-7602
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