Clerk of District Court

Holiday Closures

Monday, September 4  - Labor Day

Monday, October 9  -  Columbus Day

Friday, November 10 - Veterans Day

Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving

Monday, December 25 - Christmas 

Monday, January 1 - New Years Day 


Self Help Assistance

Jacklyn from the Self Help Law Library will be in the Courthouse on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to help pro se (without an attorney) individuals.

Online Jury Questionnaire

The online questionnaire program is not compatible with most mobile devices.

Affidavit for Excusal(DOCX, 16KB)

Your signature does NOT need to be notarized.  

Upcoming Jury Trials

Not Feeling Well? Please email or call the jury clerk at 406-447-8225.

The Clerk of Courts

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 CDCSearches.

Information about small claims cases can be found in Justice Court.

Information about birth certificates or death certificates can be found at the Clerk and Recorder's Office

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.


Local Court Rules

2022 Local Court Rules(PDF, 4MB)

2023 Local Court Rules(PDF, 264KB) effective January 1, 2023

2024 Local Court Rules(PDF, 309KB) effective January 1, 2024 

Per the judges of the First Judicial District Court, we will only accept single-sided documents.