Welcome to East Fork Justice Court

Carson Valley


Effective November 1, 2020, the court will discontinue the acceptance of all court filings through e-mail.


Virtual Court Sessions

On March 12, 2020, Governor Sisolak declared a state of emergency in Nevada in response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. The Douglas County Courts recognize their responsibilities including ensuring the quality and continuity of court services, ensuring that court duties are timely and orderly performed, and that the business of the court’s are properly facilitated and supervised. The Douglas County Courts have issued Order 20-01 to address these concerns.

Order 20-01

Accordingly, the East Fork Justice Court will continue to hear cases, and wherever possible use audio-visual means pursuant to Nevada Supreme Court Rule Part IX.

Remote Hearing Information

If you would like to appear by video for an upcoming hearing then you may provide notice to the appropriate court as follows:

It is important that you read, understand and follow these instructions.  Failure to do so may result in your inability to participate.

Each Defendant must notify the Court of their intention to appear via video no later than 5:00 pm the Thursday prior to the hearing by sending an fax to the clerk’s office.

You may use the Remote Hearings Information Form or provide the following information to the court:

            Legal Name:

            Citation or Case Number:

            Mailing Address:

            Physical Address:

            Best Phone Number:

            Best Email:

            Witness(es) to appear by video:

            Best Phone Number for each Witness:

            Best Email for each Witness:


The Hearing

The Virtual Court Session will open fifteen (15) minutes prior to the hearing time and the parties may login at that time.  The Calendar will be handled in order of the Court’s receipt of the emailed notices to appear.

The Court uses Go To Meeting for the video hearing.  All parties should load and test the free Go to Meeting app to their device well prior to the start of the hearing. 


Each person appearing by video should be sure that the device they are using to access the Hearing is fully charged or plugged in and that they are in an area of good reception with a quiet background. 

Participants should click on the appropriate link at the bottom of this page to participate in the session. 

The Hearing will be recorded.

As participants will be visible to the Court and each other, appropriate dress is required.

Instructions to Join the Hearing



East Fork Justice Court is a limited jurisdiction court for the East Fork Township of Douglas County, Nevada, which is outside of the Lake Tahoe basin, and includes the Carson Valley and the Topaz Lake (Antelope Valley) area. The communities of Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa, Johnson Lane, Indian Hills, Gardnerville Ranchos and the Topaz Ranch Estates, as well as the Pinenut Mountains and the foothills of the Eastern Sierra below the Lake Tahoe basin are all part of the East Fork Township.

If you have been charged with a crime or a traffic citation, visit our helpful What To Expect section.


The East Fork Justice Court hears the following cases:


Civil (up to $10,000)

How to Contact East Fork Justice Court:

1038 Buckeye Road
P.O. Box 218
Minden, NV 89423

Ph: 775-782-9955
Fx: 775-782-9947


Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.