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Clerk of Court / District Court Operations

Please be advised of the following changes in the delivery of services provided by the Clerk of District Court office due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information will be updated as circumstances change.

Clerk of Court

As of June 1, the office is open to the public with limited staff. 

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

In-person services by appointment only. 

To schedule an appointment call 406-258-4780 or email clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us. 

 

Customer Service Area

  • The office requests no more than one person to attend an appointment but will make accommodations for marriage license applicants to appear together.
  • Maximum capacity in the customer service area: 3 customers
  • Those with appointments should wait in their vehicle until called to limit congestion.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet in the customer service area. Tape markings on the floor provide accurate 6 feet distances.
  • A cloth face covering is strongly encouraged for all customers. Disposable masks are available upon request.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for customers.
  • Staff will wipe down counters, pens, glass barriers and other items between customers.

Public Search Area

  • Maximum capacity for public search area: 1 customer
  • Call (406) 258-4780 to schedule an appointment to access a public computer.

 Marriage Licenses

Applicants may apply online without an in-person visit to the clerk's office or schedule an appointment.

Online (Without an in-person visit)

  • Applicants must use the online marriage application system to complete the application. 
  • Print and have both applicants sign the application.
  • Email the signed application, along with a copy of each applicant's ID, to clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us or fax to (406) 258-4899.  Please include a phone number where you can be reached.
  • Office staff will contact applicants at the number provided to administer the notary oath, collect the $55 marriage license fee, payable by Visa or MC, and mail the marriage license to the applicant's address.

Appointment

  • Call (406) 258-4780 to schedule an appointment. 
  • Applicants must use the online marriage application system to complete the application prior to the appointment. 
  • Upon arrival at the courthouse, wait in your vehicle until called to limit congestion.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet in the customer service area. Tape markings on the floor provide accurate 6 feet distances.
  • A cloth face covering is strongly encouraged.  Disposable masks are available upon request.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for customers.
  • Staff will wipe down counters, pens, glass barriers and other items between customers.

Document Filings in Court Cases 

Self-represented litigants (those without an attorney to represent them) are encouraged to submit paperwork by email, fax, mail or drop box. The regular fee for email/fax filings will be waived.  You may also schedule an appointment by calling (406) 258-4780 and must follow the customer service area guidelines above.

  • Email: clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us
  • Fax: (406) 258-4899
  • Mailing Address: Clerk of Court, 200 W Broadway, Missoula MT  59802
  • Overnight Delivery Address: Clerk of Court, 199 W Pine St, Missoula, MT  59802
  • Black Drop Box - located outside the Clerk of Court office door. 
  • Blue Drop Box - located next to sidewalk on west side of courthouse off Woody (pictured below)

Blue Box for Document Dropoff

Attorneys with pleadings in case types not yet available for e-filing are encouraged to submit pleadings by email, fax, mail or drop box.  The regular fee for email/fax filings will be waived. You may also schedule an appointment by calling (406) 258-4780 and must follow the customer service area guidelines above.

  • Email: clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us
  • Fax: (406) 258-4899
  • Mailing Address: Clerk of Court, 200 W Broadway, Missoula MT  59802
  • Overnight Delivery Address: Clerk of Court, 199 W Pine St, Missoula, MT  59802
  • Black Drop Box - located outside the Clerk of Court office.
  • Blue Drop Box - located next to sidewalk on west side of courthouse off Woody

Blue Box for Document Dropoff

Judges/Courtrooms

Jury Trials to Resume July 6, 2020

Mar. 17, 2020 Administrative Order - In Re: Continuing Operations of the Courts of the Fourth Judicial District - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

May 22, 2020 Memo from Chief Justice Mike McGrath + attachments 

Apr. 22, 2020 Memo from Chief Justice Mike McGrath  

Mar. 27, 2020 Shelter in Place Order from Chief Justice McGrath

Mar. 17, 2020 Memo from Chief Justice Mike McGrath 

Mar. 13, 2020 Memo from Chief Justice Mike McGrath


Missoula County

Missoula City-County Health Department COVID-19 Information