For immediate release: Sept. 13, 2022
Sandy Erhardt, Gallatin County Clerk of District Court
Gallatin County Clerk of District Court’s Office Temporarily Reducing Office Hours
Due to short staffing, the Gallatin County Clerk of District Court’s Office is temporarily reducing its office hours to enable staff to maintain current caseload.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 19, the office will be open to the public 8 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. The office is located on the top floor of the Law and Justice Center at 615 S. 16th Ave. in Bozeman.
Duties of the Clerk of District Court’s Office include keeping records for District Court, providing marriage licenses, keeping minutes for court proceedings, filing all actions for every case filed in District Court, and more.
While the office will be closed to the public in the afternoons, staff will be on hand through 5 PM each day.
“Our staff will use that time at the end of the day to get caught up and ensure we are maintaining the caseload in our office,” said Gallatin County Clerk of District Court Sandy Erhardt.
Like many employers across the county, the Clerk of Court’s Office is short staffed. The office has a total of 14 positions, but is currently down four people and will be losing two more employees by the end of the month.
“We are heading toward a crisis situation with low staffing,” Erhardt said.
A drop-box will be outside the office for filing. You may also email documents for filing to GallatinCountyDCFilings@mt.gov.
For emergency situations, please call 406-582-2171 or 406-582-2169.
The reduced public office hours will remain in place until more staff are hired in the office. We will keep the public updated.
For information on job openings within the Clerk of District Court’s Office, and all other county departments, please visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/gallatinmt.