Civil (information-Civil)

Attorneys are permitted in civil court. There is a $12,000.00 limit. Civil suits can not address personal property issues. Papers must be served by the Sheriff's department, a private process server or a disinterested 3rd party that is over the age of 18 and can serve papers. The cost to file a civil case is $40.00.

Justice of the Peace Contact Information:

Justice of the Peace
Michael G. Swingley

Clerk of Justice Court

Mailing Address:
228 Broadway, Room 102
Helena, Montana, 59601

Civil/Small Claims matters: 406-447-8201

Criminal matters: 406-447-8202

Fax number: 406-447-8269