Clerk of Court



Tammy Helmuth, Clerk of Court
207 W. Bell St.
Glendive, MT  59330

Fees Charged In District Court

25-1-201 MCA. The fees of clerk of district court. (1) The clerk of the district court shall collect the following fees:

  • At the commencement of each action or proceeding from the plaintiff, petitioner (includes Invalidity)
    = $120.00
  • At the commencement of each Petition for Dissolution= $200.00
  • At the commencement of each Petition for Legal Separation= $180.00
  • At the commencement of each Petition for Adoption= $105.00
  • For filing a petition for contested Amendment of Parenting Plan= $120.00
  • For filing a Complaint in Intervention, by the intervener= $80.00
  • For the appearance of each defendant or each respondent= $70.00
  • For filing a Foreign Judgment= $90.00
  • For the entry or renewal of Judgment, from prevailing party= $45.00
  • For filing and docketing: Transcript of Judgment= $45.00
  • For filing and docketing: Confession of Judgment= $45.00
  • For filing a transfer from another county = $10.00  Lower Court Appeals = $30.00
  • For transmission of records or files or transfer of a case to another court (includes removals to Federal District Court and forwarding appeals to Supreme Court= $5.00
  • For all Writs of Execution, Writs of Assistance and Orders of Sale= $5.00
  • For a Substitution of Judge (charge governmental agencies - excluding criminal cases= $100.00
  • For registering process server = $100.00
  • For oath or jurat with seal= $1.00
  • For authenticated or exemplified copies= $6.00
  • For certification with a seal= $2.00
  • For searching court records, per year, per name = $2.00 for first 7 years,  ($1.00 per yr per name thereafter)
  • For preparing copies: $1.00 per page for first 10 pages of each file per request and .50 per page thereafter
  • For Formal/Informal Probate, Guardianship or Conservatorship case when commenced, which includes filing of the will; Ancillary with Montana letters issued= $100.00
  • For Probate, Foreign P.R. with certificate= $85.00
  • For Marriage License/Declaration of Marriage= $53.00
  • For preparing and certifying a Transcript of Judgment= $4.00