Clerk of District Court
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.
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 James P. Reynolds
Steve Emge - Deputy Clerk and Back-Up Scheduling Clerk / Bailiff
Brittany 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