Municipal Court

The Billings Municipal Court will remain open and will be conducting scheduled hearings during the City Hall closure.  Please plan on attending your scheduled hearing.  If you would like to appear via zoom, please contact the court at (406) 657-8490.

Announcements:

The Billings Municipal Court seeks to ensure our staff’s safety and safety to the public. The Billings Municipal Court has taken proactive steps to reduce foot traffic in the courthouse. Due to the COVID-19 precautions now in place by the Yellowstone County Unified Health Command, the Billings Municipal Court has taken the following actions:

Courtrooms

Social distancing is in effect in the courtrooms and a limited number of people are allowed in the courtrooms.  Litigants are requested not to bring additional family members or friends, unless you are under the age of 18.  Minors must be accompanies by a parent or legal guardian.  All parties are required to sanitize their hands prior to entering the courtroom.

Face Coverings

The court strongly encourages individuals attending court to cover their face, but the court will not be providing these items.

Screenings

Individuals appearing at court will be subjected to a temperature check.

Illness

Please contact the court to reschedule your appearance if you are experiencing signs of illness.

Front Counter

The front counter is available for in-person filings and payment of fines; however, social distancing mandates are in effect and limited amount of people are allowed at the front counter.

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.  Make payment at counter.

Walk-in Arraignments

The court will be allowing a limited number of walk-ins at this time.  Monday and Friday at 9:00 am only.  First come, first serve basis.

Video /Telephonic

Arraignments

The court is accepting video/telephonic requests from attorneys only.  Please fill out the video/telephonic form and email it to bmc-questions@billingsmt.gov .

Court Hearings

Weekday

Time

Hearing

Status

Monday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

9:00 AM

Walk-ins Only

In Person

10:30 AM

Calendar Call

Via Video / In Person

1:00 PM

Municipal Infraction

In Person

Tuesday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

9:00 AM

Scheduled Arraignment Only

In Person

10:00 AM

Changes of Plea

In Person

10:30 AM

Temporary Restraining Order

In Person

1:00 PM

Omnibus Self-Represented

In Person

1:00 PM

Omnibus Private Attorney

Via Video

1:30 PM

Omnibus Public Defender

Via Video

Wednesday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

10:00 AM

Treatment Court

Video

10:00 AM

Changes of Plea

In Person

1:00 PM

Bench Trials

In Person

Thursday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

9:00

Scheduled Arraignments Only

In Person

10:00 AM

Change of Plea

In Person

10:30 AM

Law & Motion

In Person

Friday

8:30 AM

Jail

Video

 

9:00 AM

Walk-ins Only

In Person

In Person:  Please appear in person at your scheduled court time.  Municipal Court will not be allowing individuals into the court who are not listed on the case. 

Via Video:  Court hearing via video.  Video confirmation can be found “here”.

Contact


Court Clerk
220 N. 27th St.
P.O. Box 1178
Billings, MT   59103

Ph: (406) 657-8490
Fx: (406) 657-3075

Hours


8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday