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Gallatin County Justice Court to resume public court hearings

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 16:57:51-04

GALLATIN COUNTY — Gallatin County Justice Court will start holding public hearings again on Monday, May 4.

Public court proceedings have not been held since March 14, 2020 after the court had to temporarily stop them because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To follow safety procedures and social distancing guidelines, the court is asking people to sign up or call the court to schedule their hearing.

"We're trying to schedule everyone as best as we possibly can to help with the 10-person maximum crowd limit at the moment, as well as try to not waste people's time. We all know that time's important to everyone, and we want to make sure that we have a place for you and that you're also comfortable coming into our facility, coming to court," explained Justice Court Clerk Miranda Johnson.

Open court is for anyone with mandatory appearances for a misdemeanor offense from a Gallatin County agency or other citations where people would like to see the judge.

No more than 30 people are being seen per day, with 10 people in each time slot at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding Federal holidays).

To schedule a time with the court, visit here or call the court at 406-582-2191.