District Court

Name Title Phone Email
Kathleen Brown Clerk of District Court (406) 822-3538 kbrown2@mt.gov
Jaime Stewart Deputy Clerk of District Court (406) 822-3538 jstewart@mt.gov

Clerk of District Court

This office keeps the official records for the Montana Fourth Judicial District Court, Mineral County.

The Clerk of the District Court maintains the court docket, receives and processes fines and fees, and files legal documents on the following types of cases: felony criminal, juvenile, civil, adoption, dependent neglected youth, guardianship, probate, and sanity cases. This office also collects child support payments and criminal fines and fees.

You can apply for a marriage license, or pick up passport applications here.

This office is responsible for calling juries for criminal and civil trials.

Our mailing address is:

Clerk of District Court, P.O. Box 129, Superior, MT 59872

Case Types Handled in District Court:

  • Criminal – Felony
  • Juvenile/Youth Court
  • Civil
  • Dissolution and Parenting Plans
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Dependent/Neglect Child Cases

Jury

Jury service is for a term of 1 year, July 1 to June 30. Questionaires will be mailed to the jury pool in June or July of each year. It is important to return your jury questionaires to the Clerk of Court within the 7 days allowed. From this pool of jurors, a random selection will be pulled for a jury trial. A jury questionaire can be found here: Jury Questionaire.

Passports

The District Court Office is the acceptance facility for passports for Mineral County. We have the application here in our office or you can find them online here. The cost of a passport is now $135 and the passport is good for a period of 10 years (adults) and 5 years (children). The processing times vary, but presently are taking 6-8 weeks. If you are traveling within that time frame, an expedited service is offered for an additional $60 plus overnight delivery.

Applications for renewal of passports by mail are also available here in our office or on the Dept. of State website here.

To apply for your passport, you will need an original or certified copy of your birth certificate; a passport photo, and an approved picture ID (Driver’s License).

Marriage License

To obtain a marriage license, the female applicant (s) are required to obtain a pre-marital blood test for rubella (German Measles) performed by a doctor, clinic, or hospital lab. As of October 2007, and Informed/Consent/Waiver of the Requirement of blood test is available. This form can be obtained here.

The Marriage License Application (here) needs to be filled out (fields 5a through 15d, 35 a, b, c) and brought into the office, faxed, or emailed. Do not sign the application until asked to do so by the Clerk of Court. Both parties must be 18 years of age or older. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you may marry only with the permission of the parents and after pre-marital counseling, and approval by a District Court Judge. The counseling must be at least 2 sessions, ten days apart, before applying for the license.

Both applicants must come to the Clerk of Court’s Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to review and sign the application. The cost of the license is $53.00. Each certified copy of the license will be $7.00.

Forms & Documents

Packet “A” — Joint Dissolution (without children)

Packet “B” — Joint Dissolution (with children)

Packet “C-1” & “C-2” — Dissolution without Children

Packet “D” — Response Dissolution without Children

Packet “E” — Dissolution with Children

Download All
Instructions
Worksheet
What To Expect
Sensitive Data Form
Form 64 – Affidavit to Waive Fees
Form 65 – Petition for Dissolution with Children
Form 66 – Petitioner’s Proposal for Parenting Plan
Form 67a – Petitioner’s Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure
Form 67b – Petitioner’s Notice of Service of Preliminary Declaration
Form 68 – Summons and Temporary Economic Restraining Order
Form 69 – Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt of Summons and Petition
Form 70 – Praecipe
Form 71 – Statutory Notice to CSED
Form 72 – DPHHS’ Declination to Enter Proceeding
Form 73 – Cover Letter to CSED
Form 74 – Marital and Property Settlement Agreement
Form 75 – Status Report to the Court
Form 76 – Petitioner’s Final Declaration of Disclosure
Form 77 – Notice of Serving Final Declaration of Disclosure
Form 78 – Order Adopting Proposed Parenting Plan as Final
Form 79 – Findings of Fact & Final Decree of Dissolution
Form 80 – Notice of Entry of Decree
Form 81 – Vital Statistics Form & Instructions
Form 82 – Request for Hearing and Order Setting Hearing
Form 83 – Order for Name Change
Form 84 – Consent to Entry of Decree

Packet “F” — Response Dissolution with Children

Packet “G” — Default Packet – Dissolution

Packet “H” — Permanent Parenting Plan

Packet “I” — Response to Petition for Permanent Parenting Plan

Packet “J” — Default Packet – Parenting Plan

Packet “K” — Transfer of Order of Protection Packet

Packet “L” — Filing a Motion in a Divorce Matter

Packet “M” — Filing a Motion in a Parenting Matter

Packet “O” — Joint Petition for Permanent Parenting Plan

Packet “P” — Guardianship of a Minor

Packet “Q” — Step-Parent Adoption Packet

Packet “S” — Asking the Court to Change Your Parenting Plan

Packet “T” — Removal of Guardianship