Lake County Clerk of District Court
Our PurposeThe Clerk of District Court is the official keeper of all District Court records for Lake County. These records include: Adoption, Civil, Criminal, Dependent Neglect, Domestic
Relations, Guardianship, Juvenile, Probate and Sanity cases. It is the Clerk of Court's responsibility to ensure accurate and up-to-date records. The Clerk also issues, files, and records all Lake
County marriage license applications and licenses.The majority of all Clerk of Court records are open to the public. Records are searched daily by title companies, credit agencies, investigative agencies and general public.
Searches, copies and certified copies are provided upon request; fees are charged according to statute.The Clerk of District Court also serves as Jury Commissioner for Lake County.
As required by statute, each year the Secretary of State provides a
combined list of registered voters, licensed drivers, and holders
of Montana ID Cards to the Clerk of District Court. This list is
stored and maintained electronically and it is from this list that
jurors are pulled for City, Justice and District Court Judges. It
is the Clerk's duty to maintain an accurate listing of all selected
jurors and to pull individual jury panels for the District Court
Judges upon request.
Legal AdviceMontana State statutes MCA 3-1-601 and 7-4-2210 prohibits the Clerk of Court's office from giving legal advice or preparing legal documents. Notary Public services are not available in this office. The Clerk of Court's office does not provide legal forms; the Montana Law Library may have useful forms and information.
Law and Motion DaysDepartment 1 - Judge James A. Manley; Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.Department 2 - Judge Deborah K. Christopher; Thursday at 9:00 a.m.Most District Court proceedings are open to the public and trials are held periodically throughout the year.
U.S. Passport InformationPassport applications are processed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Other days and times by appointment only, please contact our office. You must have all required documents, photocopies and passport photos or the appointment will be rescheduled. In addition, two seperate payments will be required (credit or debit cards are not accepted). If you have any questions with completing the application prior to your appointment, please visit the Department of State website or call the National Passport Information Center 1-877-487-2778.Passport Renewal Applications are not processed through this office, please refer to the renewal application or contact the Department of State.
|Clerk of District CourtLyn FrickerLake County Courthouse Room 301106 4th Ave E Polson, MT. 59860(406) 883-7254 E-mail|