The Tribal Court adjudicates all civil, criminal, juvenile and probate cases that occur on Washoe Tribal Lands or falls within Washoe Tribe’s jurisdiction. The Tribal Court’s jurisdiction is limited based on the following criteria:
Territorial Jurisdiction: Jurisdiction shall extend to all tribally held lands as defined in the Tribe’s Constitution, including trust and non-trust lands and all roads, water and bridges, and to any lands which may in the future become subject to the jurisdiction of the Tribe by virtue of an Executive Order, a Declaration or Regulation of the United States Department of the Interior, a Declaration or Order of a Court of competent jurisdiction, or other lawful means.
Civil Jurisdiction: The Tribal Court shall have subject matter jurisdiction over all civil causes of action pursuant to Title 2, Civil Procedure of the Washoe Tribal Law and Order Code.
Criminal Jurisdiction: To the extent permitted by federal law, the Tribal Court shall have criminal jurisdiction over all offenses enumerated in the Washoe Tribe Law and Order Code, Title 5, and any subsequent ordinance adopted by the Tribe when committed within the jurisdiction of the Court by an Indian or non-Indian.
Juvenile Jurisdiction: To the extend permitted by federal law, the Tribal Court shall have original jurisdiction in all proceedings and matter affecting Indian and non-Indian children under the age of eighteen years who are residing or are apprehended within the jurisdiction of the Court.
Washoe Tribal Court of Nevada and California
Physical Address: 950 U.S. Hwy 395 South, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Mailing Address: 919 U.S. Hwy 395 South, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Phone: (775) 265-7024, ext. 1252
Fax: (775) 265-0258
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Court Schedule: Wednesdays: 1:30pm
Animal Control, Traffic Control, Criminal and 3:00pm
Civil, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency