The Bridger City Court is a court of limited jurisdiction within the 22nd Judicial District. It operates under the Montana Justice and City Court Rules of Civil Procedure and the Montana Uniform Rules for the Justice and City Courts. The conduct of the judge is governed by the 2008 Montana Code of Judicial Conduct, enforced by the Judicial Standards Commission of the Montana Supreme Court.
The Bridger City Court will remain open for business as (almost) usual until further notice during the COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak/pandemic.
The Court will be very tolerant of people who have been or are worried about becoming exposed to COVID-19.
The Court already permits people who live more than an hour away to make their appearances remotely. The Court strongly encourages remote appearances for everybody. If you are appearing in person, please note that hearings are scheduled in 5 minute slots, so please do not come into the court room until your time. A list of hearing times will be posted on the court room door with the appearance times highlighted. A PDF version can also be found on the court calendar for each court date.
As usual, anybody finding if difficult to pay on their fine--including for COVID-19 releated reasons--can ask the Court to adjust their payment terms.
If you've received a Notice To Appear And Complaint where the MUST APPEAR box is checked, you will need to appear in court on the date and time indicated on the citation.
The court offce is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Open Court is held each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Consult the court calendar (see link at the top of the page) for details.
The Bridger City Court can generally hear civil cases where the amount in question is twelve thousand dollars or less.