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Access Montana Courts online directly. Search court records; from Montana county courts to Supreme courts. Find criminal filings, Montana dissolution of marriage or divorce records from official state websites. File small claims lawsuits. Link to Montana probate sources with helpful information. Bankruptcy courts by jurisdiction or by districts. Montana state courts contact information such as telephone numbers and more.
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Montana State Court Records Search Suggestions

As there may be more one source to obtaining Montana criminal, civil and divorce records, it is important to search multiple state courts to find the correct records.

Montana State Court Structure:

The Montana city court has jurisdiction over tort, contract, real property rights ($0/$7,000), small claims up to $3,000, misdemeanor, DWI/DUI, and domestic violence cases. The Montana city court also hears moving traffic, parking, and miscellaneous traffic cases. The city court has exclusive jurisdiction over ordinance violations. The city court handles preliminary hearings. The Montana municipal court has jurisdiction over tort, contract, real property rights ($0/$7,000), small claims up to $3,000, misdemeanor, DWI/DUI, domestic violence, moving traffic, parking, and miscellaneous traffic cases. The Montana justice of the peace court maintains jurisdiction over tort, contract, real property rights ($0/$7,000), small claims up to $3,000, misdemeanor, DWI/DUI, and domestic violence. The justice of the peace court has jurisdiction over moving traffic, parking, and miscellaneous traffic cases. The justice of the peace court handles preliminary hearings. The Montana workers compensation court is limited to workers compensation disputes. The Montana water court has jurisdiction over real property rights, limited to adjudication of existing water rights. The Montana district court maintains jurisdiction over tort, contract, and real property rights ($50/no maximum). The district court has exclusive mental health, estate, civil appeals, and miscellaneous civil jurisdiction. The Montana district court has exclusive domestic relations jurisdiction. The district court has jurisdiction over misdemeanors. The district court has exclusive felony, juvenile and criminal appeals jurisdiction. The Montana supreme court has mandatory jurisdiction in civil, capital criminal, criminal, juvenile, and disciplinary cases. The supreme court has discretionary jurisdiction in administrative agency, certified questions from federal courts, and original proceeding cases.

Directory of Links and Resources to Access County, State or Federal Court Records Online

Montana Civil and Divorce Court Records

Judgments, lawsuits, dissolution of marriage, civil court cases.

Civil, family law cases and divorces, personal injury cases, lawsuits, estate planning and probate matters.
  • Montana Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
    Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in Montana include Justice Courts, City Courts and Municipal Courts. Jurisdiction of civil cases, small claims and landlord/tenant disputes.
  • Montana District Courts
    District Courts are courts of general jurisdiction. General jurisdiction courts process all probate cases, most civil cases at law and in equity, certain special actions and proceedings, all civil actions that may result in a finding against the state for the payment of money.
  • Workers Compensation Courts
    Jurisdiction includes matters such as disputes involving independent contractor exemptions and reemployment preferences.
  • Montana Supreme Court
    Highest Court in the State of Montana. Search court rules, boards, commissions and more.
  • Montana Water Courts
    Search links to division water judges, contact information and the water court calendar.
  • Montana Bankruptcy Courts
    Court calendars, self help resources, local rules and public access to information online. General rules and clerk contact sources.
  • Montana Judgments and Liens
    Link to information for defaults, recovery, default, cases and files that can show civil judgments. Court look up sources, electronic forms and self help tools.

Montana Criminal Court Records

Felony, misdemeanors and traffic violations.

Most criminal cases are started when a prosecutor, either a district attorney (who represents a county) or the attorney general (who represents the state), files a complaint with the court.
  • Montana District Courts
    The District Courts are courts of general jurisdiction. General jurisdiction courts process all felony cases. The District Courts also have limited appellate jurisdiction over cases arising in the courts of limited jurisdiction.
  • Montana Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
    The Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in Montana are Justice Courts, City Courts and Municipal Courts. Addresses cases involving misdemeanor offenses, local ordinances, forcible entry and detainer and certain issues involving juveniles.
  • Montana Supreme Court
    Mandatory jurisdiction in capital criminal and criminal cases. Find direct weblinks to boards, commissions, justices, court rules and self help information.
  • Montana Youth Courts
    Direct weblinks to youth court reports, forms, instructions and more. Courts listed by Judicial District.
  • Montana Treatment Courts
    Montana’s nine specialty courts that are designed to more holistically address adult, youth and family alcohol and drug offender issues.

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