Municipal Court

Effective immediately  all Fernley Municipal Court cases will be heard via Zoom.

The court is currently closed to public access, but will be holding all court hearings via Zoom, with the exception of Bench Trials. If you have an upcoming hearing follow the instructions provided below. All attendees must have the Zoom application installed on their smart phone, tablet or computer. Everyone is required to have their video enabled. Should you have any questions,  please contact the Court at 775-784-9870.


Instructions on Zoom Application:

Step 1: Download ZOOM

Step 2. Click on Zoom Icon.

Step 3. Click the blue “Join a Meeting” button located towards the bottom of the screen.

Step 4. Enter 317 213 5411 in the “Meeting ID” box located towards the top of the page.

Step 5. Underneath “Join with a personal link name” type your full legal name.

Step 6. Click on the blue “Join” button located under your name.

Step 7. Enter the date of hearing MMDDYYYY

        (i.e. 2 digit month, 2 digit date, and 4 digit year for example 05242021)

Step 8. Wait for the court to add you to the meeting.

Public Defender Ken V. Ward Contact Information:

If you have been appointed a Public Defender, you should contact him at least one week prior to your scheduled court appearance: or 775-721-0205      

Experiencing Financial Hardships:

If you are experiencing a financial hardship  and need to request a 30-day payment extension, this would only apply to any current established payment plans. Please email your request to the Fernley Municipal Court at

Please include your

  • First and Last Name
  • Case Number (if known)
  • Date of Birth
  • Current Mailing Address  
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

If you have not seen the Judge regarding your case, please note the change of  court dates, listed below.

Mission Statement:

The City of Fernley Municipal Court’s mission is to provide fair and impartial adjudication of alleged violations of Fernley Municipal Code such that the legal rights of individuals are safeguarded, and the public interest is protected. The Court will provide due process to defendants in an efficient, professional, and courteous manner that promotes and upholds the integrity and independence of the judiciary, thereby maximizing the community’s confidence in the court.

Legal Requirement

Nevada Revised Statues (NRS), Chapter 266.550-266.595 describes the jurisdiction and operation of Municipal Courts. The Municipal Court has similar powers that are provided by the law for Justice Court, subject to the overall limited jurisdiction of misdemeanor offense. The power of the Municipal Court includes the power to charge and collect those fees authorized pursuant to NRS Chapter 5.073.

Now Accepting On-Line Payment

Please have your citation number and/or case number before paying online.


  1. Physical Address
    595 Silverlace Blvd
    Fernley, NV 89408

    Phone: 775-784-9870
    Fax: 775-784-9999

    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Closed all major holidays.

Click below to take the Fernley Municipal Court Access and Fairness to Justice Survey

picture of FMC survey
  1. Kathy Bennett

    Court Administrator
    Phone: 775-784-9911

  1. Shari Martinez

    Traffic Clerk
    Phone: 775-784-9870

  1. Sierra Keathley-Dunn

    Criminal Clerk
    Phone: 775-784-9870

  1. Michel Anderson

    Traffic Clerk
    Phone: 775-784-9870