For immediate release: Oct. 5, 2022
Miranda Johnson, Clerk of Justice Court
Tim Martindale, Director of Gallatin County 911
Gallatin County Justice Court and 911 Records Temporarily Reducing Public Office Hours
Due to staffing shortages, two Gallatin County offices will be temporarily reducing public office hours.
Starting Tuesday, Oct. 11, Gallatin County Justice Court and 911 Records (both located at the Law and Justice Center), will be open to the public from 8 AM to 3 PM. Staff in both offices will remain working from 3 to 5 PM each day; however, that will be uninterrupted time for employees to process accumulated filings and records requests.
Like many employers across the county, state, and nation, Justice Court and 911 Records are short staffed.
Both Justice Court and 911 Records offices have a total of 10 positions each, and each office is down three people due to open positions and retirement.
The reduced public office hours in both offices will remain in place until more staff are hired. We will keep the public updated.
Last month, the Clerk of District Court’s Office also reduced its public office hours to 8 AM to 3 PM. Those hours remain in place.
Gallatin County Justice Court
Justice Court handles misdemeanor citations from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Montana Highway Patrol, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Montana Department of Transportation and processes most of the felony cases during the daily in-custody appearances.
Justice Court also handles civil cases, which includes restraining orders, landlord-tenant and Small Claims.
Justice Court will use its afternoon hours to enable staff to process backlogged filings. The court will continue to receive and process electronic and hand-delivered filings under the court’s window during the hours of 3 to 5 PM.
For questions, please contact Justice Court at 406-582-2191 or email@example.com.
Gallatin County 911 Records
Records is the second division to the 911 Communications Department, located behind the window at the main entrance of the Law and Justice Center. The department maintains the records from the Bozeman Police Department, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Gallatin County Detention Center.
Records requests can still be made online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A new website for online records requests is coming soon – we will provide updates as soon as that service becomes available!
For any questions, please call the office at 406-582-2005.
For information on job openings in Justice Court, 911 Records, and all other county departments, please visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/gallatinmt.