Canal Township Justice Court

**NOTICE:  Changes to operations due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.

The Canal Township Justice Court takes the health and welfare of its patrons seriously.  In light of the national, state, and local declarations of emergency, all public areas of the court have been closed until further notice to avoid high-risk crowding and to implement social distancing. 

Public entry is only being allowed for essential hearings.  If you wish to appear by alternative means please contact the court one day prior to your scheduled appearance to make the appropriate arrangements. Court staff will be working during normal business hours and are available to answer questions.

Many court hearings scheduled between March 18, 2020 and April 30, 2020 have been rescheduled.  If you are unsure about whether your hearing has been rescheduled please contact the court at 775-575-3355.

You may view the Administrative Orders issued by all Justice Courts in Lyon County by going to these links.

These will cover business activities of the courts including Evictions, Small Claims and other types of proceedings.

AdministrativeOrder 20-2 Dated March 20, 2020

AdministrativeOrder 20-3 Dated March 31, 2020

All payments for fines and fees can be processed online at:  The Court’s PLC number is A0036L.

Individuals who need to file documents can do so by utilizing the courts email address which is or facsimile at 775-575-3359.

Court forms are located on the Lyon County website at:   Select the “Courts” tab and then choose the “Fernley (Canal) Justice Court” tab.

We are monitoring the situation daily and will update this site with any new information as it is received.

The Canal Township Justice Court oversees matters relating to:

Criminal Cases

Misdemeanors, Gross Misdemeanors, Felonies.

Civil Cases

Small Claims Actions (up to $10,000), Evictions, General Civil Actions (up to $15,000), Temporary Protective Orders, Stalking, and Harassment Orders.

Traffic Issues

Citations (traffic violations).

Public Education

The Court provides educational classes open to the public. Please contact the Court for more information.

Other Services

Customer Service, Information, and Notary Services.


Waiver of Arraignment

Per Nevada Revised Statutes, the office staff cannot give legal advice. The Court has a detailed listing of some items where staff can and cannot assist you.