Clerk of District court

Clerk of District Court

The Clerk of District Court will be closed on Monday February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents' Day. We will be open normal business hours on Tuesday - Friday that week.

The next Children First Orientation will be held of
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

The January Children First Orientation was cancelled due to a bomb threat to the Courthouse. If you were scheduled to attend January, please feel free to attend February. If you have questions please call 406-447-8223.


 The Clerk of District Court wants to say Thank You to all Law Enforcement agencies that helped in the evacuations and clearing of the Silver Bow, Lewis and Clark, and the Montana Supreme Court Courthouses. 

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 which are filed in the office.
- Attend court sessions.
- Keep minutes and issue all processes and required notices.
- Properly enter all orders, judgments, 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:

Nancy Sweeney - Clerk of Court
(406) 447-8216

Lisa Kallio - District Court Supervisor
(406) 447-8263

Cindi Colbert - Scheduling Clerk for Judge Mike Menahan
(406) 447-8217

Megan Schneckloth - Scheduling Clerk for Judge Deeann Cooney
(406) 447-8218

Angie Sparks  - Scheduling Clerk for Judge Kathy Seeley
(406) 447-8214

Tammy Dillman - Scheduling Clerk for Judge James P. Reynolds
(406) 447-8264

Sharon Knapp - Back Up Scheduling Clerk, Children First Coordinator
(406) 447-8223

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