Municipal Court

COVID-19 Update                 June 11th, 2021

Effective June 14th, 2021, City Hall will be open to the public via the Ryman Street entrance. Security will continue to screen all persons for COVID-19 symptoms and weapons. Although weapons are permitted in parts of the building with a valid Concealed Weapons Permit, no weapons will be permitted inside Municipal Court Courtrooms, office areas, or in the public hallway outside the court's doors. The public is welcome at the counter during hours of operation.

Please call the Court at (406) 552-6180 or email at for more information.

  • While the City Hall is now open, the majority of hearings will  held via Zoom.
  • If you do not contest the charge, most tickets can be addressed either by phone (406) 552-6180 or online at without seeing a judge. 
    • Payment agreements can be made by speaking with a court clerk by phone for most tickets.
    • Payments can be made through Citepay ( , by mail, or by using one of two drop boxes in City Hall on the first floor.  Please complete one of the envelopes provided.
  • Persons who received a citation with charges requiring an appearance before a judge should call or email the court. 
    • On the day you intend to speak with a Judge, you must call the court to be placed on the calendar, prior to logging into Zoom
    • Effective Monday, November 9th 2020, Open Court hearings via ZOOM will be held on 
      • Mondays from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ,
      • Wednesdays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and
      • Fridays from 8:30 AM– 11:30 AM and 1:00 – 4:00 PM. 
      • In person Appearances for Open Court will only be permitted during the Wednesday session. Open Court Appearances via Zoom can be during any Open Court session.
  • If you have an attorney, call your attorney to discuss appearance options.
  • Defendants are encouraged to use Zoom to Appear. Please use the following instructions.

Courtroom 1  

Join the  Zoom Meeting using the link below:

Meeting ID: 870 240 0231

Passcode: 347720 

  • Dial by your location

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) or

        +1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)


Courtroom 2

Join the Zoom Meeting using the link below:

Meeting ID: 489 373 1799

Passcode: 616223 

  • Dial by your location

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)

  • Join by H.323 (US West)  or (US East)

Jury Trial

Every Thursday beginning at 8:00 AM, unless vacated

The public may join the Trial Zoom Webinar using the link below:

Webinar ID: 833 7415 4235

Passcode: 567518


     °   Dial by your location

         +1 253 215 8782  US (Tacoma)

         +1 213 338 8477  US (Los Angeles)


     °   Join by H.323 (US West) or (US East)

     °   Join by SIP     


Thank you