Municipal Court

COVID-19 UPDATED STANDING ORDER

Dated:  June 15, 2021

 

During COVID, the court significantly limited personal appearances.  The State of Montana and the Montana Supreme Court have lifted their restrictions.  Therefore, Missoula Municipal Court will be making some changes in policy.

 

    • Defendant’s will continue to have the option of appearing by video in most cases.  The exceptions are described below:

       

      • Unless otherwise ordered, Initial Appearances and Appearances on Warrants for the following charges must be in person:

         

        • PFMA

        • Assault

        • Violation of a Restraining Order

        • Sexual Assault

        • Violation of a No Contact Order

        • Stalking

        • DUI

        • Surreptitious Visual Observation

        • Indecent Exposure

        • Privacy in Communications 

           

      • Change of Pleas that involve the possibility of jail, or an argument for jail alternatives, will require a personal appearance by the defendant.

         

      • Appearances on Petitions to Revoke will require a personal appearance by the defendant.

         

      • Contested hearings, trials, and hearings regarding Orders of Protection will require personal appearance of the parties and attorneys unless otherwise ordered by the court.

        • NOTE:  If contested matters or trials are allowed to be electronic, the court WILL NOT admit evidence that has not been filed the day prior to the hearing.   

           

      • Attorneys may appear in person or by video for non-contested hearings.

         

 To attend court electronically connect as follows: 

 

Courtroom 1
 
Meeting ID: 870 240 0231

Passcode: 347720 

 

Join By Using the Following Link:         

https://ci-missoula-mt.zoom.us/j/8702400231?pwd=TGt5QjZnQW5ESnlLa0JaREpxZkdQQT09

 

Join by Telephone/Dialing By Your Location:

        +1 253 215 8782  US (Tacoma) or

        +1 213 338 8477  US (Los Angeles)

 

Join by SIP

8702400231@zoomcrc.com

 

Join by Skype for Business

https://ci-missoula-mt.zoom.us/skype/8702400231

 

Courtroom 2

Meeting ID: 489 373 1799

Passcode: 616223 

 

Join the Zoom Meeting using the link below:

 https://ci-missoula-mt.zoom.us/j/4893731799?pwd=KzRMWWdnZmlLR09uWTVBT092S3BrZz09

 

Join by Telephone/Dialing By Your Location:

+1 253 215 8782  US (Tacoma)

           +1 213 338 8477  US (Los Angeles)

 

 Join by SIP

4893731799@zoomcrc.com

 

 Join by Skype for Business

https://ci-missoula-mt.zoom.us/skype/4893731799

 

Anyone with questions should call the Court at (406) 552-6180.

 

SO ORDERED this 15 day of June, 2021.


 /s/Kathleen Jenks

Hon. Kathleen Jenks,

Municipal Court Judge




  • If you do not contest the charge, most tickets can be addressed either by phone (406) 552-6180 or online at http://citepayusa.com without seeing a judge. 
    • Payment agreements can be made by speaking with a court clerk by phone for most tickets.
    • Payments can be made through Citepay (www.citepayusa.com) , at the counter (Visa, MasterCard, cash, check, or Money Order), by mail, or by using the drop box in the hallway to the left of the doors into the counter area.  Please complete one of the envelopes provided.
  • Persons who received a citation with charges requiring an appearance before a judge should call or email the court. 



Jury Trials

Every Thursday beginning at 8:00 AM, unless vacated

The public may join the Trial Zoom Webinar using the link below:

https://ci-missoula-mt.zoom.us/j/83374154235?pwd=Sk82SEFCdWt3bk10bGxaRXRsbk9Wdz09

Webinar ID: 833 7415 4235

Passcode: 567518

OR

     °   Dial by your location

         +1 253 215 8782  US (Tacoma)

         +1 213 338 8477  US (Los Angeles)

 

     °   Join by H.323

162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

     °   Join by SIP               83374154235@zoomcrc.com


 

Thank you