Justice of the Peace

Activities of the office include:

  • Civil jurisdiction actions, if the sum claimed does not exceed $12,000
  • Small claims actions for amounts not exceeding $7,000
  • Criminal jurisdiction for misdemeanors not exceeding $1,000 or 1 year incarceration
  • Fish and Game statutes
  • Concurrent jurisdiction with the District Court for misdemeanors
  • Examining courts for preliminary hearings
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Temporary restraining orders
  • Traffic citations
  • Pay Fines
  • Pay fines online

Filing Fees

  • Civil Actions - $35.00
  • Small Claims - $20.00

Hours

Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The office of the Justice of the Peace is located on the top floor in the Courthouse.

(406) 271-4030

Justice of the Peace
Audrey Brown

Secretary
Amber Schoenrock

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