Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule
Clerk of District Court
Sec. 25-1-201, 25-1-202, 3-1-317, 50-15-301, 25-9-506, MCA
Effective October 1, 2005

ADOPTIONS – Filing Petition – $105.00

AMENDMENT of PARENTING PLAN – Contested only – $120.00
(Does not apply to cases dealing with child support only)

APPEAL FROM LOWER COURT – Does not apply to Small Claims cases – $30.00

APPEAL FROM DISTRICT COURT TO SUPREME COURT$5.00
Cost of mailing case to Supreme Court may also be required

APPEARANCE – For the appearance of each defendant or each respondent – $70.00

AUTHENTICATION/EXEMPLIFICATION$6.00
For authenticated or exemplified copies for out of state jurisdictions

CERTIFICATION – For certification with a seal – $2.00

CIVIL COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION$120.00
For each action or proceeding from the plaintiff, petitioner, or appellant
(Includes Invalidity)

COPY OF DECREE OF DISSOLUTION – For each copy of a decree – $10.00
(Separately filed parenting plans or property settlement agreements not included)
(Does not include certification)

COPY OF MARRIAGE LICENSE – For each copy of a marriage license – $5.00
(Does not include certification)

COPIES OF OTHER DOCUMENTS $1.00 per page for first ten pages, 50ยข per page thereafter

DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE – For filing and recording the declaration – $53.00

DISSOLUTION COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION – For filing Petition – $200.00
(Includes Summary and Joint Dissolution)

EXECUTIONS/WRITS of ASSISTANCE/ORDERS OF SALE – For Issuance – $5.00

FOREIGN CAPITAL DEPOSITORY JUDGMENT – For filing the judgment – $2,500.00

FOREIGN JUDGMENT – For filing authenticated copy and docketing – $90.00
(No cost for registering out of state custody decrees and support orders, 40-5-173, MCA)

FOREIGN PROBATE – With certificate – $85.00

INTERVENTION COMPLAINT – For filing a complaint in intervention – $80.00

JUDGMENTS – For entry of judgment from prevailing party – $45.00

LEGAL SEPARATION COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION – For filing petition – $180.00

MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUANCE – For issuing, filing and recording marriage – $53.00

NOTARIZATION/OATH AND JURAT – For each Notarization with Court seal – $1.00

PROBATE/GUARDIANSHIP/CONSERVATORSHIP COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION$100.00
For filing Formal/Informal or Ancillary Petition

PROCESS SERVER REGISTRATION – For registration – $100.00

SEARCHES$2.00 per name, per year, up to 7 years. $1 per name thereafter
(No maximum charge limit)

SUBSTITUTION OF JUDGE – For each motion filed (not in criminal cases) – $100.00

TRANSCRIPT/ABSTRACT OF JUDGMENT – For preparation of a transcript – $45.00
For filing a transcript from another jurisdiction – $4.00

TRANSMISSION OF RECORD OR FILES OR TRANSFER OF A CASE TO ANOTHER$5.00
(Includes removals to Federal District Court and forwarding appeals to Supreme Court)

VENUE CHANGE – For filing from another district court (incoming) – $10.00
For sending file to another jurisdiction (outgoing) – $5.00