Reno Justice and Municipal Court Procedure Changes Due to Coronavirus

On Tuesday, March 17, the Reno Justice Court issued Administrative order 3-18-2020, altering procedures for the court in response to the public health crisis related to COVID-19. The court will continue to accept all filings and will continue to operate, with the following alterations:

  • Transportation of all in-custody defendants will be suspended for 30 days;
  • In-custody arraignments, mandatory status conferences, pre-trial conferences and trials will be accommodated by phone or videoconference only;
  • Non-custodial arraignments will be continued for 60 days;
  • And more.

See the administrative order for complete details.

The Reno Municipal Court is limiting its operations to mission-essential functions. The court remains open, but all out-of-custody hearings and trials have been postponed for 30 days.

Municipal court staff is available to answer rescheduling questions and to process fine and fee payments. Call the court directly at (775) 334-2290 or email court staff at RMC@reno.gov for assistance.