"Nevada Statutes" are the written laws passed by the Nevada legislature.  Read this section for more information about the Nevada Statutes and where to find them.

A statute begins as a bill proposed or sponsored by a legislator. If the bill survives the legislative committee process and is approved by both houses of the legislature, the bill becomes law when it is signed by the governor. When a bill becomes law, the various provisions in the bill are called "statutes." These statutes are published in book form and are available at law libraries and online.

Statutes change over time. A statute may be changed or repealed by the legislature, or it may be overturned by a court.

Many legal disputes are covered at least in part by statutes (Title 11 of the Nevada Revised Statutes contains many of the family law statutes). Some legal disputes, however, are covered by case law (judges' written opinions) or some combination of statutes and case law.

You can research the Nevada Statutes through the links below.


This website does not maintain the statutes available via the links below. Periodically, statutes are changed by the Nevada Legislature. Those amendments are not incorporated immediately into the statutes linked to here. Most statutes are followed by a parenthetical notation that gives some information about the statute's history and any amendments. Sometimes, however – especially following a meeting of the Nevada legislature – it can be difficult to tell whether the statute you're looking at is current. You can research amendments on the Nevada Legislature website or at your local law library.

Nevada Revised Statutes (Index)
Nevada Revised Statutes (Search)
Nevada Revised Statutes (Table of Contents)

You might also find information relating to Nevada Statutes on the following websites or at your local law library or on its website. Visit the Law Libraries page for a listing of law libraries you can access.

Legislative Counsel Bureau Research Library
Nevada Law Library
Nevada Legislature

About This Website

This website is intended to provide general information, forms, and resources for people who are representing themselves in Nevada's courts without a lawyer. There may be additional information you need to know depending on where your case is being handled. If you will be representing yourself in Clark County or Washoe County, you should visit those self-help websites for specialized forms and instructions.

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