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The City of Billings Municipal Court will remain open and will continue to function in an orderly manner.  In response to the ever-changing dynamics related to COVID-19 virus, Judge Sheila Kolar has enacted the immediate actions listed below to ensure the safety of the City of Billings residents. 

New City of Billings Municipal Court COVID-19 Updates, effective March 28th:

 

 

Announcements:

The Billings Municipal Court will be taking the following steps to reduce the amount of foot traffic in the courtroom.  Due to the COVID-19 precautions now in place, the Billings Municipal Court has taken the following actions:

 

Front Counter

The Municipal Court front counter is now unavailable for in-person filings and payment of fines; however, the Municipal Court staff is still working.

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.

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.  Call the court to extend your payment date. 

Court Hearings

 

Date

Time

Hearing

Status

3.30.20

10:30 AM

Calendar Call

Reset

3.30.20

1:00 PM

Municipal Fraction

Reset

3.31.20

9:00 AM

Open Court

Reset

3.31.20

10:00 AM

Change of Plea

Reset

3.31.20

10:30 AM

TRO

Contact court.
eckerdtm@billingsmt.gov

3.31.20

1:00 / 1:30 PM

Omnis

Reset

4.1.20

10:00 AM

Change of Plea

Reset

4.1.20

1:00 PM

Bench Trials

Reset

4.2.20

9:00 AM

Open Court

Reset

4.2.20

10:00 AM

Change of Plea

Reset

4.2.20

10:30 AM

Hearings

Reset

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

Reset:  Your hearing is being reset.  You will receive notice of your new hearing date within the next few weeks.

 

Temporary Restraining Orders Petition for Temporary Orders of Protection can be found on our website.  Please call or email the court to request a petition.  Phone:  (406) 237-6185 Email:  eckerdtm@billingsmt.gov

Video-conferencing and Telephonic Arraignments

The court will be taking requests for video-conferencing and telephonic arraignments.  Please submit the video/telephonic form to bmc-questions@billingsmt.gov .

Emergency Hearings

The court will be holding on a case-by- case decision.  Please contact the court to request.

Telephone

The court will be answering phone calls from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

Jail Arraignments

Hold via video conference Monday – Friday, at 8:30 am.  The court will not be allowing walk-in viewing during this time.

Forms

Petition for Temporary Orders of Protection can be found on our website.  Please call or email the court to request a form.  Phone:  (406) 247-8690 Email:  bmc-questions@billingsmt.gov

 

 

Other Announcements:

 

 

Please refer the following link for more information in regards to the Coronavirus.  

https://ci.billings.mt.us/2849/Novel-Corona-Virus

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