Clerk of District Court
The COURT and COVID19:
Do you live or work with anyone confirmed to have COVID19?
Have you experienced any of the following symptoms within the past 14 days:
Fever or Chills Fatigue Muscle or Body Aches
Cough Sore Throat Congestion or Runny Nose
Shortness of Breath Headache Nausea or Vomiting
or Difficulty Breathing Diarrhea New Loss of Taste or Smell
If you know the day prior to or the day of jury selection that you would answer "yes" to either of these questions, please email or call (406-447-8225) the jury clerk immediately.
Per Governor Bullock's Directive dated July 15, 2020, masks are required.
The Clerk of Court's Office will be closed the following days during this holiday season:
Friday, December 25, for Christmas
Friday, January 1, 2021, for New Year's Day
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 Clerk of Court.
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.
Clerk of District Court Contact Information
Angie Sparks - Clerk of Court
Lisa Kallio - Deputy Clerk and District Court Supervisor
Cindi Colbert - Deputy Clerk and Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff for Judge Mike Menahan
Sharon Knapp - Deputy Clerk and Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff for Judge Mike McMahon
Farrah Looney - Deputy Clerk and Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff for Judge Kathy Seeley
Karla Ivie - Deputy Clerk and Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff for Judge Christopher Abbott
Steve Emge - Deputy Clerk and Back-Up Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff
Brittney Wilburn - Deputy Clerk and Back-Up Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff
Trudi Paaso - Deputy Clerk and Jury Clerk
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