[Rev. 5/1/2022 6:36:47 PM--2021]


NRS 68.010             Abstract of judgment.

NRS 68.030             Execution may issue on entry of judgment on docket of justice of the peace.

NRS 68.040             Judgment becomes lien when abstract recorded with county recorder.

NRS 68.050             Judgments by confession.



      NRS 68.010  Abstract of judgment.  The justice, on demand of a party in whose favor judgment is rendered, must give the party an abstract of the judgment in substantially the following form (filling blanks according to the facts):


       State of Nevada, ................ County, ................, plaintiff, v. ................, defendant. In Justice Court, before ................, Justice of the Peace, ................ Township (or City), ................ County, ................ (inserting date of abstract). Judgment entered for plaintiff (or defendant) for $....., on the ..... day of ........ I certify that the foregoing is a correct abstract of a judgment rendered in the action in my court, ................, or (as the case may be) in the court of ................, Justice of the Peace, as appears by his or her docket, now in my possession, as his or her successor in office.


                                                                           .............................................................. ,

                                                                                          Justice of the Peace


      [1911 CPA § 837; RL § 5779; NCL § 9326]—(NRS A 2001, 29)

      NRS 68.030  Execution may issue on entry of judgment on docket of justice of the peace.  From the time of entry of judgment on the docket of the justice of the peace, execution may be issued thereon by the justice of the peace to the sheriff of any county in the State, in the same manner and with like effect as if issued on a judgment of the district court.

      [1911 CPA § 839; RL § 5781; NCL § 9328]—(NRS A 1969, 183)

      NRS 68.040  Judgment becomes lien when abstract recorded with county recorder.  A judgment rendered in a justice court creates no lien upon any lands of the defendant, unless an abstract is recorded in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the lands are situated. When so recorded and from the time of the recording, the judgment becomes a lien upon all the real property of the judgment debtor, not exempt from execution, in the county, owned by the judgment debtor at the time, or which the judgment debtor acquires before the lien expires. The lien continues for 6 years, unless the judgment is previously satisfied.

      [1911 CPA § 840; RL § 5782; NCL § 9329]—(NRS A 1985, 741; 2001, 1750)

      NRS 68.050  Judgments by confession.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided by law, a judgment by confession may be entered without action, either for money due or to become due or to secure any person against contingent liability on behalf of the defendant, or both, in any justice court specified in the confession.

      2.  A judgment by confession entered pursuant to subsection 1 must be accompanied by a statement in writing, signed by the defendant and verified by the defendant’s oath. The statement must:

      (a) Authorize the entry of judgment for a specified sum, inclusive of costs and attorney’s fees;

      (b) If it authorizes the entry of judgment for money that is due or will become due, state concisely the facts on which the confession is based, and show that the sum confessed therefor is justly due or will become due; and

      (c) If it authorizes the entry of judgment for the purpose of securing the plaintiff against a contingent liability, state concisely the facts constituting the liability, and show that the sum confessed therefor does not exceed such liability.

      3.  The statement described in subsection 2 must be filed with the clerk of the court in which the judgment is to be entered. The clerk shall endorse the statement and enter judgment for the amount confessed, at which time the judgment and statement, with the judgment endorsed, become the judgment roll.

      4.  A judgment by confession entered pursuant to this section may not be subsequently amended to include additional costs or attorney’s fees incurred after the date of entry of judgment. This limitation does not prohibit parties from entering into stipulations for payment plans or stipulations for judgments with specific amounts due.

      [1911 CPA § 829; RL § 5771; NCL § 9318]—(NRS A 2015, 1368)