Missoula Co. Courthouse to delay reopening different in-person services due to COVID-19 cases

Missoula County Courthouse
Posted at 5:08 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 17:07:24-04

MISSOULA — Officials will delay different reopenings in the Missoula County Courthouse out of an abundance of caution for public safety due to a local increase in positive COVID-19 cases.

Most offices will continue to try and work remotely and will be closed to the public.

However, certain in-person appointments can be made with the Clerk of District Court and the Missoula County Attorney’s office.

Missoula Justice Court is continuing to try and limit unnecessary public contact and almost all hearings are being held by telephone or video at this time.

The Missoula County Clerk and Treasure’s Office will also remain close in part due to the amount of space they have to offer.

“You know, our lobby is a really small space and we typically have somewhere between -- on a busy day -- we will have more than 500 people coming through our lobby. And on a less busy day, it’s usually around 300 people,” Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer Tyler Gernant said.

“So, we are typically pretty busy, and having that many people in a small space is just not a functional thing for safety," he added.

Gernant says that most if not all services are available online and that their website should be able to answer any questions you have.