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: 406-932-5150

Mailing: PO Box 1432 Big Timber, MT 59011

Phone: 406-932-5150

Fax: 406-932-5433

Court Compliance: 406-932-5150

Mailing: PO Box 1432 Big Timber, MT 59011

Court Compliance

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8AM Р12PM / 1-5PM Open Court: Wednesdays at 2:00 pm (except holidays)

 

SWEET GRASS COUNTY JUSTICE COURT/BIG TIMBER CITY COURT

PLEASE CALL (406) 932-5150 BEFORE APPEARING IN PERSON SO WE CAN DETERMINE HOW TO SERVE YOU.

There is a phone in the court house lobby if you do not have one.

THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES APPLY IN PERSON: 1. PLEASE RESPECT THE SPACE OF STAFF BY MAINTAINING A DISTANCE OF 6 FEET AWAY. 2. ONLY ONE CUSTOMER AT A TIME MAY APPROACH THE CUSTOMER SERVICE COUNTER. OTHERS WILL BE ASKED TO WAIT IN THE HALLWAY, WITH A DISTANCE OF 6 FEET BETWEEN THEM.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.

STAY SAFE, BE WELL AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND EACH OTHER.

Jessie Connolly

Justice of the Peace/City Judge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mission of the Justice Court is to administer and process to completion traffic, criminal, civil and small claims in a judicious and timely manner and to provide the State of Montana and the public accurate records and information regarding these cases. Sweet Grass County Justice Court and Big Timber City Court are operated from the same office. Jessie Connolly is elected as the Justice of the Peace and appointed as the Big Timber City Judge. Jurisdiction of JUSTICE COURT: Sweet Grass County Justice Court is divided into three divisions: The criminal division handles traffic, fish and game violations, misdemeanor offenses and initial appearances and preliminary hearings on felony charges. The civil division handles actions involving personal or property damages, contract disputes, recovery of personal property, interpleader, protection orders, forcible entry, unlawful detainer and landlord/tenant disputes. The amount in controversy or the value of the property cannot exceed $12,000.00 The small claims division handles contracts involving the recovery of money, recovery of specific personal property and interpleader. The amount in controversy or the value of the property cannot exceed $7000.00. Counterclaims cannot exceed $6500.00. Jurisdiction of CITY COURT: The criminal division handles traffic, misdemeanor offenses and initial appearances and preliminary hearings on felony charges. The civil division handles actions involving personal or property damages, contract disputes, recovery of personal property, interpleader, protection orders, forcible entry, unlawful detainer and landlord/tenant disputes. The amount in controversy or the value of the property cannot exceed $12,000.00 All violations of Big Timber City Code are handled in City Court. Click to view current Sweet Grass County Justice/Big Timber City Court Warrant list

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