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The Pyramid Lake Tribal Court strives to serve the public and foster a friendly accessible environment, treating all individuals with dignity, respect, honesty and fairness. The Tribal Court is dedicated to promoting the health safety, welfare and peace of the people of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation by enforcing the laws governing the conduct of members and non-members within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation. The Tribal Court will aspire to achieve trust, respect and partnership with the community, local and regional agencies.

The Pyramid Lake Tribal Court handles Criminal, Civil, Juvenile, Traffic and Fishing & Hunting cases. . We are currently working on getting Tribal Court forms on this website. Stay tune. The Prosecutor and Defense Advocate are available one (1) hour before each court hearing to confer with clients.

Application To Practice Law Before the Pyramid Lake Tribal Court has been added to the forms list (05/04/2015). This application must be completed and submitted with all required signtures, necessary ducments and required fee. Upon submittal, the application will be submitted to the Judge for approval. You will not receive a copy unless requested. Any additional information, please contact the Court Administrator, Anthony Asetamy at aasetamy@plpt.nsn.us or call (775) 574-1094.

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Fridays 8:00 am-12:00 pm (Noon)

Aaron Mouritsen, Chief Judge
Criminal & Civil
Ryan Bellow, Associate Judge
Family & Juvenile

Anne Laughlin, Interim Prosecutor
   (775) 671-2414

Brooke Sempel, Defense Attorney
   (775) 284-3491

Khira Shaw, Court Administrator
Carrie Padilla, Probation Officer
Mekala Houston, Court Clerk
Dana Thomas, Court Assistant

Dates and times of court settings
are subject to change

Honorable Judge Aaron Mouritsen

Honorable Judge Ryan Bellows
CITATION - 9:00 a.m.
1st, 2nd & 4th Thursday
of every month
JUVENILE - 5:30 p.m.
2nd Tuesday
of every month
CRIMINAL - 9:30 a.m.
1st, 2nd & 4th Thursday
of every month
FAMILY - 6:00 p.m.
2nd Tuesday
of every month

Remainding Court calender for 2019
Friday, Nov 22 2019 Criminal Court @ 9am
Civil Court @ 1pm

Thursday, Dec 5 2019 Criminal Court @ 9am

Thursday Dec 12 2019 Criminal Court @ 9am

Wednesday Dec 18 2019 Civil Court @ 1pm Criminal Court @ 3pm


Monday, Dec 9 2019 Juvenile/Family Court@ 5:30

Payments: Cashier's checks or money orders and cash (exact amounts, the court does not have change) are accepted and payable to: Pyramid Lake Tribal Court.

Mail Payments to: Pyramid Lake Tribal Court, PO Box 257, Nixon NV 89424
On-site Payments: Pyramid Lake Tribal Court, 221 Nixon Hwy 447 (next to the USPO, Nixon, NV)
Be sure to include your name and case/citation number on payments
Credit/Debit Payments : We can process and receive credit/debit payments for citatons, fines, and filing fees in-person or via telephone.


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    221 Nixon Hwy 447 (right next to the Post Office)
    PO Box 257
    Nixon, NV 89424
    Phone: (775) 574-1094 or 1095
    Fax: (775) 574-1096