Esmeralda County Justice Court
Elected Official/Department HeadJudge Danielle Johnson, Justice of the Peace
ContactsEsmeralda Township Justice Court
Judge Danielle Johnson, Justice of the Peace
Tamara Chastain, Court Clerk
PO Box 370
Goldfield, NV 89013
WELCOME TO THE ESMERALDA TOWNSHIP JUSTICE COURT WEBSITE
We the staff at the Esmeralda Township Justice Court have provided this website in an effort to service you, the citizens, better.
Our goal is that the information provided is helpful and will make your contact with us easier and more productive.
Information is ever changing so be patient with us, however, if you see an error on the website please advise the webmaster so changes can be made.
About Justice Court
Nevada Justice Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction, created by statute. The court hears criminal matters (which include traffic violations), small claims, evictions and civil matters up to $10,000. The Justice Court also issues Temporary and Extended Protective Orders against Domestic Violence and/or Stalking & Harassment.
PLEASE INSPECT YOUR CITATION CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU ARE PAYING THE CORRECT COURT. Esmeralda Township Justice Court is in Esmeralda County, Nevada.
If you would like to speak with the Judge, you must appear in Court.
Click the below link to access our external and secure payment processing system. YOU CAN NOT MAKE ONLINE PAYMENTS IF YOUR COURT DATE IS PASSED OR IF YOU WANT TO MAKE PAYMENTS, YOU MUST CONTACT THE COURT BEFORE MAKING A PAYMENT IN EITHER OF THESE CASES! If a payment is made online and you are passed your court date or you make a partial payment, your payment will be refunded and you will be subject to other fees assessed.
Online payments are for Esmeralda County Justice Court only.
You can pay in person at the Justice Court on the first floor of the Esmeralda County Courthouse in Goldfield, Nevada.
In-person payments are accepted at the Justice Court by one of the following with a valid Driver’s License or Identification card:
- Debit card
- All Major Credit Cards
- Money order
- Cashier’s check
- Please write the citation number or the Court’s case number on your money order or cashier’s check.
Payment By Mail
You may make a payment by mail with a Money Order or a Bank Cashier’s Check. Please write the citation number or the Court’s case number on your money order or cashier’s check. If you mail your payment and want a receipt showing that the payment was processed, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.
Address all mail to:
Esmeralda Township Justice Court
P.O. Box 370
Goldfield, NV 89013
Fax Adjudication Form
When full payment of the bail or fine and fees is received by the court, the citation/case is closed and the Conviction Notice for the original or amended violation is sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles or the State Repository.
Additional Payment Information
Please note that courts in the State of Nevada do not send notices of appearance regarding court dates on traffic citations. Your court date is stated on your citation. The court requests you wait a period of two weeks from the time you have received your citation before making a payment online in order to allow internal processing on your case. If your ticket is past its court date, you are responsible for additional fees. If you fail to pay, your ticket will be treated as outstanding by the court and you will remain responsible for those unpaid fees. The court will issue warrants, suspend driver licenses, and/or may report unpaid fees to credit reporting agencies.
If you are making payment for either a traffic citation or a criminal case and a warrant for your arrest has been issued for a failure to appear, failure to pay fine, failure to complete sentencing requirements or for any other reason, your payment will be rejected during the court’s normal operating hours. You must contact the court staff to resolve any outstanding warrants. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT PAYING ONLINE FOR CASES THAT HAVE ALREADY GONE TO WARRANT WILL NOT PREVENT YOU FROM BEING ARRESTED.
Further, if you make a payment online for a matter filed in another court’s jurisdiction, you are responsible for any pending actions arising from the court of jurisdiction for failure to pay timely. It is not the responsibility of the courts to process payments for other agencies. Your payment will be rejected with no notice to you.
IF YOU ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE COURT, AND GET THE VOICEMAIL SYSTEM. LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR PHONE CALL. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT OTHER OFFICES BECAUSE YOU CAN NOT GET PAST THE VOICEMAIL SYSTEM, LEAVE A MESSAGE. WE CHECK MESSAGES OFTEN DURING THE DAY AND RETURN PHONE CALLS USUALLY THE SAME BUSINESS DAY.
MOST CITATIONS ARE DUE ON MONDAY, IF YOU ATTEMPT TO CALL TO MAKE YOUR PAYMENT ON MONDAY, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH. LEAVE A MESSAGE OR CALL BACK ON TUESDAY!