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Sparks Municipal Court

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; if you have been quarantined; traveled to CDC Level 3 countries or been around someone who have traveled to one of those countries.

Due to COVID-19 all Court appearances

scheduled between March 17th
and May 28th

have been vacated/cancelled. 

Please call (775) 353-2286 to receive your new date and time for your appearance.


Por favor no entre al Tribunal si usted tiene síntomas de enfermedad tal como tos, dificultad para respirar o fiebre; si ha sido expuesto al coronavirus; si ha
tenido que estar en cuarentena; si ha viajado a pa
íses que CDC
(Centros para el Control y Prevenci
ón de Enfermedades) ha designado Nivel 3 o si
ha estado cerca de alguien que haya viajado a esos pa

Por razón de COVID-19 todas las comparecencias judiciales programadas entre el 17 de marzo al 28 de
mayo han sido postergadas.

Por favor llame (775) 353-2286 para recibir su nueva fecha y hora de la audiencia.


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