Hours of Operation

Announcements:

The Billings Municipal Court will be taking the following steps to reduce the amount of foot traffic in the courtroom.  Due to the COVID-19 precautions now in place, the Billings Municipal Court has taken the following actions:

 

Front Counter

The Municipal Court front counter is now unavailable for in-person filings and payment of fines; however, the Municipal Court staff is still working.

Filings

Option 1.  Filings can be e-filed

Option 2.  Emailed to dekkerv@billingsmt.gov

Option 3.  Paper filings can be dropped in the drop box.

Payments

Option 1.  Pay through our online Cite-Pay system https://www.citepayusa.com/payments/welcome.do?state=MT 

Option 2.  Submit payment through the drop box outside the court.

Option 3.  Call the court to extend your payment date. 

Court Hearings

All scheduled in-person hearings for this week will be reset.  You will receive notice of your new court date within the next few weeks.  Please contact murphyl@billingsmt.gov with any questions or concerns. 

Temporary Restraining Orders

Served orders can appear via video. Please contact eckerdtm@billingsmt.gov .

Petition for Temporary Orders of Protection can be found on our website.  Please call or email the court to request a form.  Phone:  (406) 237-6185 Email:  eckerdtm@billingsmt.gov

Video-conferencing and Telephonic Arraignments

The court will be taking requests for video-conferencing and telephonic arraignments. 
Please email
bmc-questions@billingsmt.gov to request.

Emergency Hearings

The court will be holding on a case-by- case decision.  Please contact the court to request.

Telephone

The court will be answering phone calls from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

Jail Arraignments

Hold via video conference Monday – Friday, at 8:30 am.  The court will not be allowing walk-in viewing during this time.

Forms

Petition for Temporary Orders of Protection can be found on our website.  Please call or email the court to request a form.  Phone:  (406) 247-8690 Email:  bmc-questions@billingsmt.gov

WEEKDAY COURT SCHEDULE - Postponed until further notice.
MONDAY
8:30 AM Jail Arraignments via video from the Yellowstone County Detention Center
11:00 AM Special and Vision Net Hearings
1:00 PM Civil
TUESDAY NON-TRIAL WEEKS*
8:30 AM Jail Arraignments via video from the Yellowstone County Detention Center
8:30 AM Open Court Arraignments
10:00 AM Changes of Plea
10:30 AM Orders of Protection
1:00 PM Private Omnibus Hearings
1:30 PM Omnibus Hearings
WEDNESDAY  
8:30 AM Jail Arraignments via video from the Yellowstone County Detention Center
10:00 AM Changes of Plea Non-Trial Weeks
10:30 AM Treatment Court Hearings
1:00 PM Bench Trials and Special Hearings
THURSDAY NON-TRIAL WEEKS*
8:30 AM Jail Arraignments via video from the Yellowstone County Detention Center
8:30 AM Open Court Arraignments
10:00 AM Changes of Plea
10:30 AM Law in Motion
2:00 PM Civil
FRIDAY  
8:30 AM Jail Arraignments via video from the Yellowstone County Detention Center 
1:00 PM Special and Vision Net Hearings
* Walk-ins please make sure to check the Municipal Trial week schedule below to make sure open court is in session. Tuesday and Thursday Open Court/Court Hearings are not held on Trial Weeks. Municipal Court Trial Weeks are highlighted in red on the calendar below.
Court Calendar Sept. 19 to Feb. 20