Union Township Justice of the Peace Statement from Justice Court
Union Justice Court is a court of limited jurisdiction which strives to uphold the public's trust and confidence, while retaining its independence and accountability by dealing with each matter in an equitable and timely manner.
What the Justice Court Does
The Court hears civil cases with jurisdictional amounts up to $15,000, small claims cases up to $10,000 and landlord / tenant eviction hearings.
The Court handles citations issued by:
Humboldt County Animal Control
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office
The Nevada Department of Wildlife
Nevada Highway Patrol
The Winnemucca Police Department
Also the Justice Court handles protective orders against Domestic Violence and Stalking and Harassing.
In addition, the Court issues search warrants and arrest warrants, holds arraignments and trials for misdemeanor cases, and handles felony and gross misdemeanor cases from the initial arrest through the preliminary hearing stage, including bail setting and probable cause determination.