Citation Department

 

Citation Contact:

  • Jessica Brown
  • Ph: 775.353.7600
  • Fax: 775.352.3004
  • Email

Pay Your Citation:

There are multiple ways to pay your citation. Citations involving a traffic accident require a mandatory appearance on the scheduled arraignment date.

At the Court

  • Payments may be made in the form of cash, personal check, cashier's check, money order or by credit card 
  • A credit card payment will have a 2.89% service fee imposed
  • Personal checks will not be accepted on cases with an active warrant
  • Please have the citation number and the name of the person cited available for accurate processing of payment

Online

  • Payments are accepted 24 hours a day when made online at justicecourts.washoecounty.us For additional help click here
  • Payments made online will have a $5 processing fee imposed
  • Cases with an active warrant will not allow payments to be made online
  • Please have the citation number and the name of the person cited available for accurate processing of payment online

By Phone

  • Phone payments can be made 24 hours a day seven days a week by calling GovPayNet at (888) 604-7888
  • Please contact the appropriate department first if you do not have your case number at (775) 353-7600 during business hours M-Th 7:30 am - 5:00 pm (closed for lunch noon to 1:00pm); Fri. 7:30 am to noon
  • Payments by phone will have a credit/debit card processing fee assessed
  • Payments by phone will not be allowed for active warrant cases
  • The court will review all payments before they are fully accepted and processed 
  • Confirm you are paying the correct court on your citation - Sparks Justice Court

By Mail

  • Payment made by mail will need to be in the form of personal check, cashier's check or money order
  • Personal checks will not be accepted on cases with an active warrant
  • If you wish to have a receipt mailed to you, please include a self addressed, stamped envelope with payment
  • Please include the citation number and/or name of the person cited on the payment

Drop Box

  • The drop box is located at the northeast corner of the building for payments made after payment hours
  • The court does not recommend leaving cash in the drop box
  • Please include the citation number and/or name of the person cited on the payment
  • If you wish to have a receipt mailed to you, please include a self addressed, stamped envelope with payment

Collections

Beginning October 1, 2018, defaulted payments will be referred to collections. A collection fee will be added to your case in addition to any late fees. The court will accept full payment for your collections case. You can contact the collections agency to submit full payment or make partial payments.

Valley Collections Service, LLC P.O. Box 10130 Glendale, AZ 85318 Phone: (623) 931-4325 www.valleycollection.com

Valley Collections will accept payments by mail, phone or online.

Request a Continuance

A request for a continuance will not be given over the phone.  You must appear in person, submit a request in writing via email to the address above or by fax at 775.352.3004.  It is your responsibility to follow-up with the court regarding your request to ensure the continuance has been granted.

A $10 extension fee will be imposed for the first extension requested on sentencing conditions and will need to be paid at the time of the request.  A $25 extension fee will be imposed on the second and each subsequent request on sentencing conditions.  Sentencing conditions include but are not limited to: payment of fines and fees; providing proof(s); completion of classes; etc.

Resolving a Citation Warrant

To resolve a warrant for a citation, you may choose from the three following options:

  1. Turn yourself in to the Washoe County Jail at 911 Parr Blvd. (Hearing will be set within 48 hours);
  2. Go to the Court Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed for lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. or Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon.  Check in with a clerk and ask to appear before a judge;
  3. Post the bail in person at the Court and ask to set a court date.

A clearance letter for DMV will not be released to you unless the warrant is resolved.