County Courthouse
(office upstairs)
200 West 1st Avenue
Big Timber, MT 59011

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8AM-12PM/ 1PM - 5PM

Phone: 406-932-5150

Fax: 406-932-5433

Court Compliance: 406-932-5153

Mailing: PO Box 1432

Phone: 406-932-5150

Fax: 406-932-5433

Court Compliance: 406-932-5153

Mailing: PO Box 1432

FAQ

HOW DO I PAY FINES?

Currently, you must either appear in person and pay the clerk or mail your payment to Justice/City Court P.O. Box 1432, Big Timber, MT 59011. Or pay online at Citepay  https://www.citepayusa.com/payments/welcome.do

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I APPEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME?

If you have received a citation or criminal complaint, you will have an initial appearance that includes hearing your rights, reading of the law you allegedly violated and the possible penalty if you are convicted.  If you are ready, you may also have an arraignment which the entry of either a guilty or not guilty plea.  A no contest plea can only be entered with the approval of the prosecutor.

WHAT IS AN OMNIBUS HEARING?

It is not a trial. This is a pretrial hearing that is set after you enter a plea of not guilty.  It is a scheduling conference attended by you and/or your attorney and the prosecutor. Trial dates, motion deadlines, discovery deadlines and other deadlines can be set during this hearing You will not testify or present evidence.

WHAT IS THE “ACT” PROGRAM?

ACT stands for Assessment, Course & Treatment.  It is a program required by Montana law for those convicted of Driving Under the Influence or Driving With a BAC of .08 or more.  It can be ordered in other cases as well.

MY DRIVER’S LICENSE IS SUSPENDED/REVOKED. WHAT DO I DO?

Contact Records and Driver Control Bureau for information about your suspension/revocation.

Records and Driver Control Bureau,
303 North Roberts, Helena, MT 59601 (406) 444-3289

Be prepared to pay either a $100.00 or $200.00 reinstatement fee as well as be compliant with any courts where you may have an action pending.

HOW DO I GET MARRIED BY THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE?

Contact Justice Court at (406) 932-5150 and make arrangements with the judge. You will need your marriage license and two witnesses for the ceremony.

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