Clerk of the District Court

The Clerk of the District Court is an elected position with a four-year term. The Clerk is the custodian of the District Court records. The records currently consist of both physical documents and electronic records. The Clerk’s duties and responsibilities are established though various sections of the Montana Code Annotated.

Cases Administered in District Court

  • civil legal matters
  • family and domestic law
  • felony criminal cases
  • estates, guardianships, and conservatorships

The Clerk’s office is a U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility.

Passport Applications are accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The office does not take passport photos.

Current U.S. Passport Fees

  • Passport Book – Adult (16 years and older): $110.00; Child: $80.00
  • Passport Card – Adult (16 years and older): $30.00; Child: $15.00 (Fee must be paid by check or money order)
  • Acceptance Agent Execution Fee: $25.00 until April 2, 2018 when it will increase to $35.00 (This fee may be paid by cash or check)
For more information on acquiring a U.S. Passport, visit:

Marriage Licenses

The Clerk of the Court issues marriage licenses and maintains the marriage record.

The office issues marriage licenses between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The fee for a marriage license is $53.00 payable by cash or money order. The office does not accept personal checks for marriage licenses nor does it accept credit/debit cards.

Each applicant should have proof of his or her age. Driver’s licenses or birth certificates are sufficient.

If a party had been married previously, the party should know the place (county and state) and the date of the divorce from the previous spouse or the death of the previous spouse.

The license is valid immediately upon issuance and for 180 days thereafter.