Superior Court is the court of general jurisdiction. It is the trial court for all felonies and civil suits involving amounts in excess of $75,000. Superior Court also has jurisdiction in adoption, probate, competency, divorce and juvenile cases. In addition, Superior Court hears appeals from District Court decisions and other administrative hearing decisions.
Clark County District Court is a court of Limited Jurisdiction, and handles traffic infractions, criminal traffic citations, misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, civil cases for less than $100,000, small claims, and name changes.
Clark County Clerk’s Office is the responsible for maintaining the record of Superior Court. These types of cases are; criminal felony cases, civil cases, domestic relations cases such as dissolution, child custody, paternity, adoption, probate and guardianship, mental commitments, dependency, and juvenile offender cases. Contact the Clerk for any questions about filing pleadings in a Superior Court Case.