Town of Bridger

Court Mailing Address

Bridger City Court

PO Box 128

314 East Broadway Ave.

Bridger, MT 59014

Phone: (406) 662-1042

Email: city-court@bridger-mt.com

Mailing Addresses

Town Hall

(including the Public Works Department and the Police Department)

108 S. D Street

Bridger, MT  59014

Court

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 and, as of May 4, 2023, by the Montana Code of Ethics (MCA Title 2, Chpater 2, Part 1) enforced by the Commissioner of Policial Practices.

Posting Bond Online

To post bond for a speeding ticket (and a few other types of ticket) using a credit or debit card, follow the links for paying with PayPal as the court uses PayPal to process credit and debit card transactions--even for people who do not have a PayPal account.

To post bond for other tickets, follow the links for CitePayUSA.

What works on one will not work on the other, so, you cannot post bond for a speeding ticket using CitePayUSA.

Please see--and read--the Paying Court Fees page for instructions and the links.

Filing Court Documents Online

If you have an existing case or ticket, you can file PDF, JPG, GIF and PNG documents with the court.

Court Sessions

The court offce is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Change of Plea hearings and Omnibus hearings are generally held at 1:00 p.m. on Mondays.

Open Court is held each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Compliance hearings are generally held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.  Jury Confirmation Hearings and Motions hearings are generally held at 1;00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

All court sessions have an accompanying video chat session that typically starts running 30 minutes before court is scheduled to convene.

Consult the court calendar for details.  PDF files of court dates are available for 2023 and 2024. (There is also a scheduling feature accessible from the Montana Public Access Portal, but it's days and hours are not neceesailty correct, and be sure that you logged in as the correct court.)

Civil Lawsuits

The Bridger City Court can generally hear civil cases where the amount in question is fifteen thousand dollars or less and that do not involve titles to real property.