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Gallatin Co. Clerk of District Court to restrict public access, services still available

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 12:37:08-04

BOZEMAN — The Gallatin County Clerk of District Court’s Office will be restricting public access beginning Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. The Clerk’s office will still provide services to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here’s a copy of the notice provided Friday evening:

The Gallatin County Clerk of District Court’s Office is committed to providing their essential functions and services to the citizens of the Gallatin County. As part of that commitment we are committed to keeping our staff safe and healthy in order to maintain operations as normal. In that regard, the Gallatin County Clerk of District Court’s Office will be restricting public access beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. The Clerk’s office will still provide services to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Documents may be filed by email to GallatinCountyDCFilings@mt.gov or by fax to (406) 582-2176. The District Court Judges have issued an order that temporarily suspends the obligations under Rule 15 of the Local District Court Rules to file the original document after fax or email filing. The Clerk’s office is also waiving the fees associated with fax and email filings and encourages all agencies, attorneys, and pro se litigants to file their documents by email or fax.

Documents may also be filed by mailing them to 615 S. 16th Ave., Rm. 302, Bozeman, MT 59715 or by utilizing the secure drop box outside the Clerk of District Court’s Office. If utilizing the drop box, please include any special instructions along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you need anything returned to you. If the documents need immediate attention, please contact our office at 582-2171 or 582-2169.

Contact us at 582-2171 or 582-2169 if you feel you need to come into the office. We will have to determine if the request can be handled by phone, email, mail, etc. or if it is something that must be handled in person.

The Clerk’s office will conduct searches without charge during this time. You may send your search request to GallatinCountyRecordsRequests@mt.gov or call us at 582-2171 or 582-2169.

If you need a Marriage License and are getting married within thirty days, please contact our office at 582-2171 or 582-2169 to make an appointment.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.