Municipal Court

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all appearances in this Court can be done either in person or by Zoom with the following exceptions:

  • Any change of plea that involves the possibility of jail, or an argument for jail alternatives, will require a personal appearance by the defendant.
  • Contested hearings, trials, and hearings regarding Orders of Protection will require personal appearance of the parties and attorneys unless otherwise ordered by the court.

NOTE: If contested matters or trials are allowed to be electronic, the court WILL NOT admit evidence that has not been filed the day prior to the hearing.


Anyone with questions should call the Court at (406) 552-6180.

 


  • If you do not contest the charge, most tickets can be addressed either by phone (406) 552-6180 or online at http://citepayusa.com 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 (www.citepayusa.com) , at the counter (Visa, MasterCard, cash, check, or Money Order), by mail, or by using the drop box in the hallway to the left of the doors into the counter area.  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. 
  • Persons who are required or choose to appear before a judge may do so during Open Court sessions. Please be aware that it will be important to be present in person or via Zoom at the start of the session to avoid the possibility that the case will not be called.



  • Open Court Sessions

    Monday  

    8:30 AM – UNTIL SESSION IS FULL

    Tuesday  

    1:30 PM  – UNTIL SESSION IS FULL

    Wednesday  

    8:30 AM – UNTIL SESSION IS FULL

    Thursday  

    1:30 PM – UNTIL SESSION IS FULL

    Friday  

    8:30 AM – UNTIL SESSION IS FULL 

    1:30 PM – UNTIL SESSION IS FULL

  • To appear during one of these sessions please call or come to the counter on the day you wish to appear. Open Court appearances cannot be scheduled in advance. These sessions can fill up quickly so it is recommended to contact the court shortly after the office opens at 8:00 AM. 


Jury Trials

Every Thursday beginning at 8:00 AM, unless vacated


Thank you