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Sparks Municipal Court

ATTENTION – Please read

The Sparks Municipal Court is open for Arraignment and Trial calendars beginning February 1, 2021.

Please do not enter the Court if you are experiencing symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath and fever, if you have been exposed to coronavirus, traveled to CDC Level 3 countries or been around someone who has traveled to one of those countries.

If you are not comfortable entering the Courthouse, or have any of the above issues, you have options to resolve your citation or case, please contact the Court at (775) 353-2286 for additional information.

To reduce the risk to yourself and others, the Court is practicing social distancing by maintaining 6 feet apart throughout the Courthouse, and you are required to use facial coverings while in the lobby of the Courthouse.

Citations may be paid by clicking herewww.cityofsparks.us/citation-payment


El tribunal esta abierto para los calendarios de lectura de cargos y el juicio a partiir del 1 de febrero de 2021.

Por favor no entre al Tribunal si usted tiene síntomas de enfermedad tal como, falta de respiración y fiebre, si ha sido expuesta al coronavirus, si ha viajado a un país del nivel 3 del CDC o si ha estado cerca de alguien quien ha viajado a algunos de esos países.

Si usted no se siente cómodo entrar al Tribunal, o tiene algunos de los problemas mencionados, usted tiene opciones para resolver su caso o citación. Por favor comuníquese con el tribunal al (775)-353-2286 para más información.

Para reducir el riesgo a usted y otros, el tribunal está poniendo en práctica distanciamiento social al mantenerse 6 pies de separación dentro del Tribunal y se le requiere a usar una cobertura del rostro mientras que esté en la recepción del Tribunal.

Sparks Municipal Court

It is the goal of the Sparks Municipal Court to provide fair, impartial, effective and efficient judicial services to the public. The Sparks Municipal Court is an official court of record established by state statute and adopted by the City of Sparks Municipal Charter.

The Court has two judges who are elected to office for six year terms. As a separate and co-equal branch of government, the Court is responsible for the adjudication of traffic and criminal misdemeanor violations, and code violations that occur within the limits of the City of Sparks.

These are cases in which the maximum penalty for each convicted offense may not exceed six months in jail and/or a fine of $1,000, or any combination of jail and fine(s) not to exceed the combined maximums. Jail sentences and fines for multiple offenses may be ordered to run concurrently or consecutively. Therefore, a consecutive jail sentence may exceed one year. A judge may also suspend a jail sentence or a fine for one (1) to three (3) years on any number of conditions. The Court also administers treatment and supervision for offenders who participate in its specialty court programs, promoting public safety and accountability in those seeking recovery.


Department 1 - Administrative Judge

Judge Barbara S. McCarthy
Judicial Assistant: Sandra Garcia
Phone: (775) 353-2374 Ext: 1

Department 2

Judge James L. Spoo
Judicial Assistant: Mariana Mendez
Phone: (775) 353-2374 Ext: 2