Welcome to East Fork Justice Court

Honorable Paul Gilbert

Carson Valley


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.

Virtual Court Appearances

As we continue to address Covid-19 conditions, the East Fork Justice Court recognizes its responsibilities for ensuring the quality and continuity of court services. As of January 1, 2023, personal appearance is required for all court hearings, unless approval is given by the court.

To obtain possible approval to appear in court by video appearance in the East Fork Justice Court, you must submit a written request at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. To request to appear by video, complete the following:

  • Complete the Request to Appear by Phone or Video form. Ensure the form is completed in full, including your contact information. Failure to do say may result in the request being denied.
  • Submit the request no later than 48 hours prior to the hearing:
    • In person at the East Fork Justice Court clerk’s office, or
    • By fax at (775)782-9947, or
    • By mailing to P.O. Box 218, Minden, NV 89423.

The requestor will be notified of the approval or denial of the request at the contact information provided. Until you receive an approval order from the court, your appearance at the hearing in person is required and anticipated.

Once approval has been obtained, log into the session via Zoom, using the Zoom app or the web browser: https://join.zoom.us. Ensure you are complying with the instructions How to Appear in the East Fork Justice Court Using Zoom.

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.