County Attorney

Services & Responsibilities

The Butte-Silver Bow County Attorney is an elected position responsible for prosecution of all criminal offenses occurring within the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow. It is also responsible for the handling of all juvenile delinquency proceedings, mental health proceedings and fugitive from justice/extradition proceedings. This office further provides legal advice and assistance to all other City-County departments, City-County boards and to the Council of Commissioners, the legislative body of the City-County; including the preparation and review of contracts, review of personnel discipline and discharge decisions, review and assistance with procurement/competitive bidding procedures and the drafting of all local ordinances and resolutions to be considered by the Council of Commissioners.

Please note that we do not handle divorce/parenting issues or landlord/tenant issues.

If you need legal assistance, call Montana Legal Services at 1-800-666-6899 or go to their website at

If you need to obtain criminal records, call the Montana Criminal Records Division at (406) 444-3481.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide protection to the public and to crime victims through the prosecution of criminal offenses occurring within our jurisdiction
  • Provide quality advice and service to all departments of the City-County in a timely manner
  • Maintain an open and accessible office for all members of the public and to all departments within Butte-Silver Bow

Consumer Protection Problems

For consumer protection problems, please contact the Consumer Protection Office in Helena, Montana.