Initiate a Free Clark County Warrant Search (Lookup Resource)

Free Clark County Warrant Search
Find out if you or someone else has a warrant out for their arrest in Clark County, Nevada, free of charge.

Conduct a free Clark County warrant search today by following the steps outlined in this resource.

You may want to perform a search to make sure you do not have any outstanding warrants or out of concern for someone in your life. Or, you may want to search warrant information to satisfy your curiosity.

Regardless of your reason, the Nevada Public Records Act grants the public access to warrant details. This state law makes many Clark County government records available to the public. However, knowing where to find insight on wanted individuals is key.

This article covers the best ways to search for free warrant information in Clark County, Nevada, and even how to handle it if one is issued for you.

This resource was written by Attorney Robert Bailey Jr, who holds a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.

Essentials for a Free Clark County Warrant Search

If you want to check warrants in Clark County, you can do so according to the rights provided in the Nevada Public Records Act.1 There are different types of warrants in Clark County, and information on those that have been issued and executed is generally available.

Depending on the government agency, these records can be accessed online, by mail, over the phone and in person. Also, you may find that certain warrants are not currently accessible but may be available later. For instance, a search warrant that has not yet been executed may be restricted but later made available once the matter has been resolved.

If you are looking for a warrant in Clark County, you should start by at least knowing the person’s full name. In addition, you will want to know where the individual lives. Of course, having knowledge that the warrant was issued in Clark County will ensure that you are searching in the right jurisdiction.

Beyond that, there is other helpful information that can assist you in your warrant search. Any of the following information can be helpful in your search process:

  • Criminal case number
  • Type of offense or charge
  • Date of criminal offense or warrant
  • The county where the offense occurred
  • Descriptive characteristics of the person (e.g., age, height, weight etc.)

When you begin your search, you also need to know where to look. In Clark County, you can access this information for free with their online court record search tools. There are also certain cities in Clark County (e.g., Las Vegas) that have municipal and justice courts that issue and provide access to warrant information.

How To View Clark County Active Warrants

If you want to access and view active warrants, you can use the Clark County court case search tool. This is a civil and criminal case search tool, so you will have to select certain search criteria to properly focus your search on warrant information.

This search tool allows you to search by a person’s name, case number, case type, attorney and other options. Below is information on conducting a name-based search.

To begin your search, start by going to the “case status” section. This section contains a list of various search criteria focused on the current status of the case. For this section, you will want to select either the “arrest warrant” or “warrant” option.

Next, you can select the case type. Under this section, there are a variety of options for criminal cases.

A citizen can also choose to set a filing date range for when the case began. Before entering the person’s name, you can also choose to search for a particular party type (e.g., plaintiff, defendant etc.). Once you complete these steps and enter the person’s name, you can run your search.

Screenshot of the search tool provided by the Clark County Justice Courts showing the required fields to procced with the search such as offender name, case type, status, party type and more.A screenshot of the search tool provided by the Clark County Justice Courts shows the required fields to proceed with the search, such as offender name, case type, status, party type, and more.
Source: Clark County Justice Courts2

On the search results page, you can view the case number, case type, initiating action (arrest), file date and the party’s name. Under the case status, you can see the type of warrant the person has been issued. For additional information you can click on the case number.

Under the “Docket Information” section, you can view every event that occurred in a particular criminal case. You can look through this section to see the date any warrants were issued.

Also, in the summary information at the top of the page, you can view warrant information. The rest of the online criminal record can provide additional insight as to why a particular person was arrested or has an active warrant.

A screenshot of the case details from the Clark County Justice Court search results which display the case summary and docket information.
Source: Clark County Justice Courts3

Sometimes, you can access warrant information at the city level as well. The largest city in Clark County is Las Vegas. A citizen can view warrant information from both the Las Vegas Municipal Court and Justice Court.

One way to look up this information is by using the Las Vegas Municipal Court Warrant Search Tool.4 This tool allows you to search for active warrants by a person’s name. The results page will provide you with all matching persons, along with their ages and addresses.

You can then click on a person’s name to get additional information. Here, you can find a physical description of the wanted person, their bail amount, and the charge connected to the offender’s warrant.

A screenshot of an individual's warrant information from the Las Vegas Municipal Court page, including their name, case number, physical description, charge, and bail amount.
Source: Las Vegas Municipal Court5

For additional warrant information with the Las Vegas Municipal Court, you can call them at 702-229-2067.6 They are available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You can also talk to someone in person at the address below:

Las Vegas Municipal Court
100 East Clark Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Another option is to get warrant information from the Las Vegas Justice Court. One option is to use the Las Vegas Court Records Search Tool.7 However, this search tool is only helpful if you have a criminal case number. This search tool does not allow you to search by someone’s name.

A screenshot from the Las Vegas Township Justice Court search tool displays the required fields to search including case number and status, with an option to filter the result by date.
Source: Las Vegas Township Justice Court7

For warrant information, you can also contact the Las Vegas Justice Court directly. The Las Vegas Justice Court is available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 702-671-3811.

You can also go in person to the address below:

Las Vegas Justice Court
3740 Royal Crest St.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

If you have still not found the warrant information you are looking for, you might want to consider contacting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.8 You can call them at 702-828-311 or send an email to [email protected]. If you need to talk to someone in person, you can go to the address below:

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
400 South Martin L. King Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

What Types of Warrants Are There & What Does Each Mean?

When searching for warrants, it’s important to understand the various types and their purpose. While many people associate arrests with warrants, there is additional information about warrants that can be helpful to you during your search process.

In Clark County (as throughout all of Nevada), there are several different types of warrants. An “active” warrant simply means that it has not yet been fully executed. Here is a brief synopsis of the different types of warrants there are in Clark County:

Bench Warrant: This type of warrant is issued by a judge if you fail to follow an order of the court. Most often, this is seen when someone fails to show up for a scheduled hearing. In criminal cases, the person has likely posted bail to remain out of jail until the case is resolved.

Arrest Warrant: This is typically issued as a result of some alleged criminal action. An arrest warrant will be issued with the charges that are being brought against the person.

Arrest warrants are issued once police can provide the judge with sufficient evidence (i.e., probable cause). Arrest warrants can be issued for felonies or misdemeanors, although when a felony is involved, law enforcement may be actively searching for the person.

Search Warrant: This is a different type of warrant where police are presenting the court with probable cause that evidence of a crime is located in a specific area. When a judge issues a search warrant, law enforcement is given authority to search a specific area for evidence of a crime.

Traffic Warrant: Clark County does not have traffic warrants for minor infractions (e.g., speeding, expired registration etc.). However, they do issue warrants for serious traffic-related offenses, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances.

Probation & Parole Warrants: A warrant for arrest can be issued if a person is in violation of the terms of their probation or parole.

Child Support Warrant: A warrant can be issued if an individual fails to follow court orders to make child support payments.

Note: Courts can also issue a summons for less serious matters. A summons requires a person to show up to court on a specific date but does not involve their arrest. However, failure to show up in court on that date can lead to a bench warrant.

How To Respond to an Outstanding Warrant in Clark County Nevada

Now that you know how to search for warrants in Clark County, you may find yourself in a situation where you discovered an outstanding warrant for yourself or someone you know. If you find yourself in a situation in which you have an outstanding warrant in Clark County, it’s important that you do not ignore it.

Warrants can be issued for a wide range of reasons. In certain cases, you can resolve the Clark County warrant by paying the fine or bail amount listed.9 Alternatively, you may simply be required to schedule a court date to resolve the matter.

However, the issue may be more complex. If that is the case, it is highly recommended that you contact a licensed Nevada attorney who specializes in criminal law. They can help you with the specific steps you need to take to turn yourself in or take other action.

You will also want to contact any family members or friends so they are not caught off guard by your arrest. Lastly, you will want to talk to a bail bondsman in case you have the opportunity to bond out of jail.

If you discover someone else you know has an outstanding warrant, you can notify them in case they are unaware of its issuance. However, if you do not have a close relationship with the person, you may want to notify a family member or friend.

If the warrant involves a dangerous matter, consider notifying law enforcement directly of their whereabouts. Some cities have a warrant tip line. For instance, you can call the Las Vegas Marshal’s Office tip line at 702-229-2422.

You are now prepared for how to respond to information uncovered during a Clark County warrant search. Use the information provided in this article for any warrant search needs in Clark County, Nevada.


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