Sixth Judicial Court


                                                                                          filing fees

                                                  The Clerk of District Court charges a Notary Fee for everything that is not a District Court Document.                                                             $5.00 for the first document and $1.00 for each notarization thereafter.

A - E

  • ADOPTIONS

    - filing Petition - $105.00

  • AMENDMENT OF PARENTING PLAN

    - contested only (does not apply to cases dealing with child support only) - $120.00

  • APPEAL FROM LOWER COURT

    - does not apply to Small Claims cases - $30.00

  • APPEAL FROM DISTRICT COURT TO SUPREME COURT

    - cost of mailing case to Supreme Court can also be required - $5.00

  • APPEARANCE

    - for the appearance of each defendent or each respondent - $70.00

  • AUTHENTICATION / EXEMPLIFICATION

    - for authentication or exemplified copies for out-of-sate jurisdictions - $6.00

  • CERTIFICATION

    - for certification with a seal - $2.00

  • CIVIL COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION

    - for each action or proceeding from the plaintiff, petitioner, or appellant (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) - $10.00

  • 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 the first ten pages

    - $0.50 oer page thereafter

  • DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE

    - for filing and recording the declaration - $53.00

  • DISSOLUTION OF COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION

    - for filing Petition (includes Summary and Joint Dissolution) - $200.00

  • EXECUTIONS / WRITS OF ASSISTANCE / ORDERS OF SALE

    - for Issuance - $5.00




F - V

  • 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 & support orders, MCA 40-5-1033

  • 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 - $2.00

  • PROBATE / GUARDIANSHIP / CONSERVATORSHIP COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION

    - for filing Formal / Informal or Ancillary Petition - $100.00

  • PROCESS SERVER REGISTRATION

    - for registration - $100.00

  • SEARCHES

    - $2.00 per name per year up to 7 years

    - $1.00 per name thereafter (no maximum charge limit)

  • SUBSTITUTION OF JUDGE

    - for each motion field (not in criminal cases) - $100.00

  • TRANSCRIPT / ABSTRACT OF JUDGMENT

    - for preparation of a transcript - $4.00

    - for filing a transcript from another jurisdiction - $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) - $5.00

  • VENUE CHANGE

    - for filing from another district court (incoming) - $10.00

    - for sending file to another jurisdiction (outgoing) - $5.00