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Yellowstone County, Montana
District Court
Frequently Asked Questions Contact Department

Yellowstone County Clerk of Court CANNOT:

  • Give you legal advice

  • Explain a judicial decision

  • Refer you to a specific lawyer

  • Interpret the law or legal terms for you

  • Tell you which laws apply to the specific facts of your case

  • Fill out or correct forms for you

  • Assist in criminal matters

Traffic Citations

Our office does not handle any traffic citations. Please check the ticket you were issued to determine if you need to contact Yellowstone County Justice Court at (406) 256-2885 or Billings Municipal Court at (406) 657-8490.

Small Claims Court
Small Claims Court is located within the Yellowstone County Justice Court. If you have questions regarding a Small Claims Court action, that office can be reached at (406) 256-2897 or (406) 256-2899.

Birth and Death Certificates
Birth and death certificates can be obtained in the Yellowstone County Clerk & Recorder's office. Please check with the Clerk & Recorder regarding fees and requirements to obtain these documents. The Clerk & Recorder's office can be reached at (406) 256-2785.

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While the Clerk of District Court's office is pleased to assist you in any way possible, please understand that we are unable to provide legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.