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Welcome > Departments > Justice Court > Kayenta

Precinct IV

Susie Nelson
Honorable Susi Nelson
Honorable Judge
The Kayenta Justice Court handles misdemeanor criminal cases, civil traffic, felony initial appearances and preliminary hearings, orders of protection/harassment, evictions, weddings, and civil matters of $10,000 or less. The Precinct Four Justice Court serves the communities of Kayenta, Shonto, Chilchinbito, Black Mesa, Forest Lake, Hard Rock, Low Mountain, Pinon, Tachee/Blue Gap, Whippoorwill.

Susie Nelson is the Justice of the Peace at the Kayenta Justice Court, which is located on the Navajo reservation, gateway to the beautiful Monument Valley. Judge Nelson was appointed to the bench in 2007, by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors, when the former Judge Evelyne E. Bradley retired. Judge Nelson started as a court clerk to Judge Bradley in 1999. Prior employment includes Navajo Nation Judicial District in Kayenta for 8 years. Judge Nelson has three children Michael, Latasha and Wesley.


Additional Information

Contact Information

PO Box 38
1.5 miles east of Hwy. 163 and Jct. 160
@MP 394.3
Kayenta, AZ 86003

Phone: (928) 697-3522
Fax: (928) 697-3528

Court Hours Monday - Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed weekends and holidays
This court observes Daylight Savings Time from March to November.  Please check local time in Kayenta.
Pay My Fine

Pay Online - Fine amount information

By Mail - Address and additional information

By Phone: (844)279-6288
   Mon-Fri 7am-9pm (EST)
   Weekends 9am-6pm (EST)

If you are required to pay fines, penalties, fees or other financial obligations as a result of a judgement of this court and you are unable to pay, bring this information to the attention of court staff or the judge because payments over time or other alternatives may be available.  Do not ignore your responsibility to pay, as this may result in additional penalties and costs to you.  For more information, contact the court or an attorney.

If your case has been sent to collections, please go to to pay.

Juror Information Phone: (928) 524-4178
Phone: (800) 634-2392
Court Administration Court Administrator
Phone: (928) 524-4223
Fax: (928) 524-4325