Municipal Court

New City of Billings Municipal Court Phase I updates:

Announcements:

The Billings Municipal Court will be implementing Phase I directives from Governor Steve Bullock, Montana Supreme Court, and Yellowstone County.  The Billings Municipal Court will be taking the following actions:

Social Distancing

The court will adhere to all Phase I social distancing directives issued by the Governor, Montana Supreme Court, and Yellowstone County.

Face Coverings

The court strongly encourages individuals attending court to cover their face, but the court will not be providing these items.

Screenings

Individuals appearing at court will be subjected to a temperature check.

Illness

Please contact the court to reschedule your appearance if you are experiencing signs of illness.

Front Counter

The Municipal Court front counter is open.  We encourage individuals to handle court matters electronically, if possible.

Filings

Option 1.  Filings can be e-filed

Option 2.  Emailed to dekkerv@billingsmt.gov

Option 3.  Paper filings can be dropped in the drop box or window.

Payments

Option 1.  Pay through our online Cite-Pay system https://www.citepayusa.com/payments/welcome.do?state=MT 

Option 2.  Submit payment through the drop box outside the court.

Option 3.  Make payment at counter.

Walk-in Arraignments

The court will be allowing a limited number of walk-ins at this time.  Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 am only.  First come, first serve basis.

Video /Telephonic

Arraignments

The court is accepting video/telephonic requests from attorneys only.  Please fill out the video/telephonic form and email it to bmc-questions@billingsmt.gov .

Court Hearings

Weekday

Time

Hearing

Status

Monday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

10:00 AM

Open Court

In Person

10:30 AM

Calendar Call

Via Video / In Person

1:00 PM

Municipal Infraction

In Person

Tuesday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

9:00 AM

Open Court

In Person

10:00 AM

Changes of Plea

In Person

10:30 AM

Temporary Restraining Order

In Person

1:00 PM

Omnibus Self-Represented

In Person

1:00 PM

Omnibus Private Attorney

Via Video

1:30 PM

Omnibus Public Defender

Via Video

Wednesday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

10:00 AM

Treatment Court

Video

10:00 AM

Changes of Plea

In Person

1:00 PM

Bench Trials

In Person

1:30 PM

Bench Trials

In Person

Thursday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

9:00

Open Court

In Person

10:00 AM

Change of Plea

In Person

10:30 AM

Law & Motion

In Person

Friday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

10:00 AM

Open Court

Via Video   / In Person

In Person:  Please appear in person at your scheduled court time.  Municipal Court will not be allowing individuals into the court who are not listed on the case. 

Via Video:  Court hearing via video.  Video confirmation can be found “here”.

Contact


Court Clerk
220 N. 27th St.
P.O. Box 1178
Billings, MT   59103

Ph: (406) 657-8490
Fx: (406) 657-3075

Hours


8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday