Municipal Court

Court Introduction

Missoula Municipal Court has jurisdiction of all misdemeanors and Missoula City Ordinance violations alleged to have occurred within Missoula city limits.  Missoula Municipal Court has the largest volume of cases in the State of Montana, processing over 18,300 charges a year.


The Court is presided over by Missoula Municipal Judge Kathleen Jenks and Assistant Judges Sam Warren and Alex Beal.

City Surcharge Refund Requests

Any person who believes that they have paid the city's surcharge imposed on a State of Montana criminal or traffic violation may request a refund by submitting the form linked below.

If the surcharge was imposed on any local ordinance violation (Driving While Using a Mobile Device, Animal Control violations, and most Speeding tickets) it was lawfully imposed and will not be refunded.

Request for City Surcharge Refund

Contact Us

  1. Street and Mailing Address


    435 Ryman St.
    Missoula, MT 59802

    Phone: 406-552-6180 and 406-552-6170
    Fax: 406-327-2129


    Clerk of Court Hours


    Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    The office is closed Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for staff training. 


    Judges' Open Court Hours


    Public walk-in hours to appear before a Judge:
    • Monday  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 PM