Clerk of District court

Clerk of District Court



The next Children First Orientation will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 4:00 p.m

Upcoming Jury Trials


The Clerk of Courts all-purpose fund budget pays for the Clerk of Courts salary as required by state law. The balance of the Clerk of Courts budget is located within the District Court fund.

The Clerk of District Court office is a constitutionally required office mandated, by statute, to perform the following duties:

  • Keep records and set the schedules of District Court
  • Take charge of and safely keep or dispose of all books, indexes, and papers filed in the Clerk's Office
  • Attend court sessions
  • Properly enter all orders, judgment, and decrees for the record
  • Act as Jury Commissioner
  • Receipt and disburse child support, maintenance, and other trust accounts
  • Issue and record marriage licenses 

Copies and Search Request should be emailed to Carol Potuzak.
Information about small claims cases can be found in Justice Court.

The Clerk of District Court for Lewis and Clark County does not process passport applications. Please contact the U.S. Post Office at 406-443-3304. You can also visit the Bureau of Consular Affair, U.S. Department of State.

The use of computers and continued automation of courts is essential to management of the District Court system. Lewis and Clark County's District Court continues to receive significant financial and technical support from the Supreme Court Administrator's Office through the automation program. The goal of the Department is to use advancements in computerization and automation to provide accurate and efficient service to the public.

Clerk of District Court Contact Information:

Angie Sparks - Clerk of Court
(406) 447-8216

Lisa Kallio - Deputy Clerk and District Court Supervisor
(406) 447-8263

Cindi Colbert - Deputy Clerk and Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff for Judge Mike Menahan
(406) 447-8217

Sharon Knapp - Deputy Clerk and Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff for Judge Mike McMahon
(406) 447-8218

Farrah Looney  -  Deputy Clerk and Scheduling Clerk  / Bailiff for Judge Kathy Seeley
(406) 447-8214

Deborah Merritt - Deputy Clerk and Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff for Judge James P. Reynolds
(406) 447-8264

Tammy Dillman - Deputy Clerk and Back-Up Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff, Children First Coordinator
(406) 447-8223

Trudi Paaso - Deputy Clerk and Jury Clerk  
(406) 447-8225

General number:
(406) 447-8216
Fax: (406) 447-8275

228 Broadway, Room 104, Helena, MT, 59601
PO Box 158, Helena, MT, 59624-0158

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm