Clerk of Court Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule

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

Adoptions - filing petition $105.00
Amendment of Parenting Plan - contested only (does not apply to cases dealing solely w/child support) $120.00
Appeal from lower court - does not apply to Small Claims cases $30.00
Appeal from district court to supreme court - postage costs are additional $5.00
Appearance - for the appearance of each defendant or each respondent $70.00
Authentication/Exemplification $6.00
Certification $2.00
Civil Commencement of Action - by plaintiff, petitioner, (includes invalidity) $120.00
Copy of decree of dissolution - For each copy of a decree
(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 (does not include certification) $5.00
Copies of other documents - $1.00 per page for first ten pages, $.50 per page thereafter  
Declaration of Marriage - for filing and recording the declaration $53.00
Dissolution commencement of action - (includes Summary and Joint Dissolution) $190.00
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
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
Legal separation convert separation to dissolution $20.00
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 - for filing formal/informal or ancillary petition $100.00
Process server 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 files (criminal cases exempt) $100.00
Transcript of Judgment - For preparation of a transcript for filing a transcript in another jurisdiction $4.00
Transcript of Judgment (Abstract) $45.00
Transmission of record or files or transfer of a case to another court (includes removals to Federal District Court and forwarding appeals to Supreme Court) (postage costs are additional) $5.00
Venue change - for filing from another district court (incoming) $10.00
Venue change - for sending file to another jurisdiction (outgoing) $5.00
Small claims appeals $1.00