Helena Municipal Court

Helena Municipal Court is part of the state judicial system and enforces laws for the City of Helena and the Honorable Anne Peterson presides. Helena Municipal Court processes all misdemeanor traffic, criminal and animal control offenses, city ordinances, orders of protection and civil cases that occur within Helena City limits.

Helena Municipal Court is located in the Lewis & Clark County Courthouse at 228 Broadway Ave., Helena Montana 59601.  The telephone number for Helena Municipal Court is (406) 447-8466 fax (406) 447-8265.  Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  You can also send your questions to Helena Municipal Court via e-mail and someone will respond within 48 hours.  helenamunicipalcourt(at)helenamt.gov

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Arrest Warrants
See if your name or someone you know has an active warrant at Helena Municipal Court.

No Contact Order Information
Any alleged victim(s) of this offense that is not wishing to have a No Contact Order in place must file a request with the Judge.

Helena Municipal Court will no longer be contracting with AutoPay of Montana  


If you have been paying fines through AutoPay of Montana, you will now pay at Helena Municipal Court.

1. Contact Court by phone or in person to make your payment. 
2. Your payment for July was due the 25th.  If you have not made your July payment, please pay by phone to Helena Municipal Court or in person or appear at open court at 10 AM Mon., Wed. or Fri. ASAP to avoid a warrant. 
3.  If you have made your July 25th payment, your next payment will be due to Helena Municipal Court on August 25th. 

*** If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the court at 447-8466 ext (1) or come to open court at 10 AM Mon., Wed., or Fri.  

Omnibus Hearing Information
The omnibus hearing is a hearing ordered by the court and held in the courtroom to have a face to face discussion of the issues of the case.

Orders of Protection are issued to promote the safety and protection of the victims of family member or partner assaults, victims of sexual assault, and the victims of other specific crimes.

Driver’s License Status Information

Clicking on license icon will direct you to the Department of Justice-Motor Vehicle Division from this page you can access information regarding violations which result in a suspended driver’s license and revocation periods, Interlock Vendors, reinstatement information, etc. 

From this page you will also be able to check the status of your driver’s license by clicking the “CHECK STATUS NOW” red button the page. 

Prisoners (Defendants in Custody)
Information on defendant's in custody.

Public Defender Process
Information and documents needed for working with a public defender.

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Traffic Citations
Information about traffic citations.

Jury Duty
Information about jury duty.

Traffic/Criminal Fines
How to pay your fines in Helena Municipal Court.

Municipal Court Request for Public Records Form

The records request form must be filled out completely and the $10.00 fee paid in full to begin the record request. Please note that while we will do our best to process this request in a timely manner, it may take up to two weeks for a record search to be completed.

Petition for Release of Hold on Driver’s License

To reinstate your driver’s license suspended for nonpayment of Helena Municipal Court Fines, please fill out the petition completely. Once the petition is returned to court and reviewed by the Judge, there will be a status hearing set where it will be determined if your license shall be reinstated. The status of your driver’s license will not change if you do not appear for this hearing.