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Yellowstone County, Montana
Thursday, July 25, 2024
Thursday, July 25, 2024
Monthly Preparedness Tip:   Family Emergency Plan
It's important to have a family emergency plan in place before disaster strikes. Remember that the objective of a family emergency plan is to be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours. An emergency can happen anytime and anywhere. Practice often helps people feel less disoriented and better organized in case of a disaster - even in the middle of the night or the middle of winter.

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Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Yellowstone County Informed. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

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Code Enforcement

Please contact Mike Schieno for any questions or complaints concerning potential code violations. Contact Mike via Phone: (406) 652-2050 or Email
Visit the Code Enforcement web site for more information.

Yellowstone National Cemetery

The Yellowstone County Veteran's Cemetery is now the Yellowstone National Cemetery. For information on scheduling burials, please visit the National Cemetery Administration web site (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).

County Parks - Special Use Permit

Do you need a special use permit for an event to be held in a county park? Find out which parks require permits and download an application here.

**Yellowstone County Email Spoofing Warning**

Email spoofing is the creation of email messages with a forged sender address. Because the core email protocols do not have any mechanism for authentication, it is common for spam and phishing emails to use such spoofing to mislead or even prank the recipient about the origin of the message.

It has been brought to our attention that erroneous emails being sent from an outside party posing to be a Yellowstone County Employee or Official. These emails may appear to be from Yellowstone County and could ask you to log onto a secure server to view an email message. Please refrain from opening these emails if you have not recently had an inquiry that would warrant an email being sent to your address.

What to do if you receive and email from a Yellowstone County Email and suspect it may be spoofed:

  • Never provide personal information through email;
  • Call the department with the phone number found here that sent you the email to verify that the email you got was sent by them. Never use the phone number supplied in the email itself;
  • If it is clear the email is fake delete it immediately and empty it from your recycle / trash bin.

**District Court Telephone Scam Warning**

The Yellowstone County District Court recently received information regarding a scam to steal your money and/or personal information.

(1)The Court has received calls from individuals saying that they have been contacted by phone claiming that they have now been formally served and must contact Yellowstone County at a given number to avoid further action.

If you receive a call consistent with the descriptions above, please do the following:

  • Do not provide personal information over the telephone;
  • Hang up and contact the police to report the incident;
  • Contact the Yellowstone County District Court to report the incident.

District Court would only contact an individual by phone if they've been selected for jury duty and notified by mail, and did not respond as directed in the letter. Additionally, at the current time, District Court is compiling the new jury pool for 2023-2024, and if we receive a jury questionnaire back and have questions, that potential juror may be contacted by phone for further clarification. District Court would in no circumstances notify someone of either civil or criminal proceedings against them by phone.

**Justice Court Telephone Scam Warning**

The Yellowstone County Justice Court recently received information of a scam to steal your money and/or personal information.

(1)The Court has received calls from individuals saying that they have been contacted by phone saying that there is a civil judgment against them filed in Justice Court. The suspect states that that if they give him/her payment of the judgment by credit/debit cards they will not proceed with the action. The suspect asks for personal information and requires the person to make the payment over the telephone.

(2) The Court has received calls from individuals saying that they have been contacted by a collection agency saying that they owed money to the Justice Court and if they did not pay the collection agency immediately there would be a warrant issued for them.

If you receive a call consistent with the descriptions above, please do the following:

  • Do not provide personal information over the telephone;
  • Hang up and contact the police to report the incident;
  • Contact the Yellowstone County Justice Court to report the incident.

Justice Court personnel never initiate contact by telephone or email seeking personal information. If you have a concern regarding a matter in the Yellowstone County Justice Court clerks are available to answers questions by telephone, email or in person.

**Jury Service Phone/Email Scam Warning**

Identity thieves have contacted Yellowstone County residents and threatened them for failing to report for jury service. The thieves are seeking confidential information. The local courts and Jury Assembly Room staff will NEVER call you or e-mail you and ask for Social Security Numbers, credit card numbers or other sensitive information. Do not give out such information to anyone claiming to be with the judicial system who calls or e-mails you.

If a person did give out his/her Social Security Number, please call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 and all three credit bureaus.

**Deed Scam Warning**

Recently several property owners within Yellowstone County have received an invoice/letter from an out of state entity requesting a fee for a copy of their deeds and other real estate related documents.  The fees are significant and any property owner should show caution when an unknown entity solicits property records.  You can receive a copy of your deed and other real  estate related documents at the County Clerk and Recorder’s office.  The cost to receive copies is $.50 for the first page and $.25 cents for additional pages of the document.  Please call our office with any concern or questions.

Montana Purple Heart Memorial – Online Name Locator

We are pleased to announce the release of our online name locator for the Montana Purple Heart Memorial. The Memorial can be found in the courtyard of the Yellowstone County Courthouse located at 217 North 27th Street in Billings, Montana.

You will now be able to quickly locate the names of our combat wounded Montana veterans on the walls of the memorial. Once you search for a name you can also view a picture of each panel that is associated with the veteran searched. If you know of a Purple Heart Recipient whose name belongs on the Memorial, please submit them here.
 

NOTICE OF PENDING ATTACHMENT OF A TAX LIEN

On Thursday, August 1, 2024, the Yellowstone County Treasurer will attach a property tax lien to real property on which the 2023 taxes are delinquent. The delinquent taxes, including penalties, interest, and costs, are a lien upon the property and unless the delinquent taxes, penalties, interest and costs are paid prior to August 1, 2024, a tax lien will be attached and may be assigned to a third party. MCA 15-17-122 At that time, a list of each property on which the taxes are delinquent will be on file in the office of the Yellowstone County Treasurer and open to inspection. A list will be available online (updated daily) at www.yellowstonecountymt.gov/treasurer/TaxSales.asp

Metra Motor Vehicle Satellite Office is OPEN!

Metra Branch Hours of operation: 6:30am - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday (excluding Holidays)

Location: 308 6th Ave. North Billings, MT 59101 - This location does not accept physical mailing of any documents. All parcels should be mailed to PO Box 35011 Billings, MT 59107.

No cash transactions will be accepted at this location. You may pay by check, money order, cashier check, debit/credit card ONLY. (A 2.5% convenience fee will be added to any payment by debit/credit card)

Type of Vehicle Transactions to be completed at this site will be as follows:
1. Registration Renewals
2. Temporary Registration Permits/40 Day stickers
3. Non-Dealer Title work. (If you have your title in hand we can process your new title work. If you bought your vehicle from a dealer, you need to contact the main Motor Vehicle office (406.256.2833), located at 217 North 27th Street, room 109, to complete your title work.

MetraPark Annual Report to the Public 2022 – 2023

MetraPark, a multi-use complex, serves entertainment, trade, athletic, educational and agricultural needs of the region by providing quality facilities, programs, and events with complete and efficient services to the economic benefit of the region.

For every property tax dollar allocated to MetraPark, we generate $30 of local economic impact!

View The July 2022 - June 2023 Annual Report