Rule 23. Costs.
(A) The arbitrator is entitled to recover the costs, not to exceed $250, that the arbitrator reasonably incurs in processing and deciding an action. Costs recoverable by the arbitrator are limited to:
1. Reasonable costs for telecopies;
2. Reasonable costs for photocopies;
3. Reasonable costs for long distance telephone calls;
4. Reasonable costs for postage;
5. Reasonable costs for travel and lodging; and
6. Reasonable costs for secretarial services.
(B) To recover such costs, the arbitrator must submit to the parties an itemized bill of costs within 15 days of the date that the arbitrator serves the award in an action; within 15 days of notice of removal of the case from the program by resolution or exemption; or within 15 days of notice of change of arbitrator, whichever date is earliest.
(C) Costs must be borne equally by the parties to the arbitration, and must be paid to the arbitrator within 10 days of the date that the arbitrator serves the bill reflecting the arbitrator’s costs. If any party fails to pay that party’s portion of the arbitrator’s costs within the time prescribed in this subsection, the district court shall, after giving appropriate notice and opportunity to be heard, enter a judgment and a writ of execution against the delinquent party for the amount owed by that party to the arbitrator, plus any costs and attorney’s fees incurred by the arbitrator in the collection of the costs. If one of the parties to the arbitration is an indigent person who was exempted pursuant to NRS 12.015 from paying a filing fee, the arbitrator may not collect costs from any party to the arbitration.
(D) All disputes regarding the propriety of an item of costs must be filed with the commissioner within 5 days of the date that the arbitrator serves the bill reflecting the arbitrator’s costs, and resolved by the commissioner.
(E) For purposes of this rule, if several parties are represented by one attorney, they shall be considered as one party.
[Added; effective July 1, 1992; amended effective January 1, 2005.]