Traffic Court

Traffic offenses, such as speeding, failure to wear a seat belt, running a red light, etc. are considered misdemeanors. A moving violation can put “demerit points” on your drivers license, which could cause adverse actions on your driver's history. All moving violations are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) weekly. Non-moving violations do not have demerit points attached and are not reported. For more information on your driver’s license please contact the DMV.

Traffic Court is scheduled every Thursday morning at 9:00 AM.  Once you check in, you will be given a Misdemeanor Rights Form. This form will be signed in the presence of the Judge when you are called in the courtroom.

There are some options available to Defendants who are unable to appear on their scheduled date:

Extensions

Every Defendant has an automatic 10-day grace period to pay without any penalties. As long as the fine is paid within the grace period or the Defendant appears the following Thursday, there will be no penalties assessed. After 10 days, there will be a fine assessed of $10.00. A late notice is sent to the address provided on the citation. If the Defendant takes no action, a Warrant of Arrest will be issued.

Bail Forfeiture


Defendants can pay the fine, known as Bail Forfeiture, by either mailing a check, money order or cashiers check. Defendants are also welcome to pay in person. Cash is only suggested when paying the court clerk in person. Online and over the phone payments can be made by contacting GovPay at 888-604-7888 (se habla español) or GovPayNow.com. Your citation number and the Court's PLC (Pay Location Code) are required to process payments through GovPay, the Dayton Justice Court's PLC is 4410. 


Basic Speeding Violation Reduction with Bail Forfeiture


Due to a new legislation passed in the 2019 session, pursuant to NRS 484B.600 subsection 4, the Dayton Justice Court is willing to amend basic speeding violations to a non-moving violation if the citation is paid in full prior to your first court appearance. For questions about this process please contact the Dayton Justice Court at 775-246-6233. (If your citation is issued to another court you will need to contact their office regarding their policies and procedures.)