Please call the Court at (406)258-3470 or email at jpinfo@missoulacounty.us for more information.

  • If you do not contest the charge, many tickets can be paid by phone (406-258-3470) or online without seeing a judge

  • Persons who received a citation to appear should call or email the court. You may be able to make an appointment to appear by phone or Zoom.

Zoom Info for scheduled hearings in front of Judge Beal (Dept 1):

  • Call (646) 558-8656, when prompted enter ID 406 215 2085
  • Or go to Zoom and enter ID 406 215 2085 
  • When prompted, enter password 2085

Zoom Info for scheduled hearings in front of Judge Holloway (Dept 2):

  • Call (646) 558-8656, when prompted enter ID 406 215 2086
  • or go to Zoom and enter ID 406 215 2086
  • When prompted, enter password 2086

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 Justice of the Peace Alex Beal

Alex graduated from the University of Montana in 2000 with a degree in economics and from the UM School of Law in 2005. Alex worked as a prosecutor, public defender and as an attorney in private practice, handling a wide variety of cases. In 2016, he was appointed as an assistant Missoula Municipal Court Judge. In November 2018, he was elected Missoula County Justice of the Peace.

Alex is a former member of the Montana State Bar Dispute Resolution Committee, the Lolo School District School Board and the Missoula mayor’s Downtown Advisory Commission (which focuses on issues of quality of life for downtown Missoula). Alex currently serves on the Missoula County DUI Task Force, which brings together a cross-section of the community to find solutions for our impaired driving epidemic. Alex is a regular participant in the Justice Alliance for Behavioral Health, a local collaboration of mental health and judicial professionals.

He lives in Lolo with his wife and two sons. He is rumored to have hobbies.

Justice of the Peace 2 Landee Holloway

Justice of the Peace Landee Holloway

Judge Landee Holloway obtained a bachelor's degree  in criminology, with a minor in psychology, from Southern Oregon State College before making Missoula her home in 1992. In Missoula, Judge Holloway started her career at the Missoula Pre-Release Center before working for the Montana Department of Corrections (DOC). In her 21 years with the DOC, she worked as a traditional probation and parole officer, intensive supervision officer, supervisor and re-entry probation and parole officer.

While at the DOC, Judge Holloway led the Office of Offender Re-entry, a statewide group tasked with improving the department’s re-entry efforts in conjunction with the Governor’s Re-entry Initiative. Judge Holloway also played a key role in developing Partner’s for Reintegration, a local grassroots coalition focused on education and advocacy to reduce barriers for those returning from incarceration.

Judge Holloway has been recognized as the Missoula Exchange Club’s Probation and Parole Officer of the Year and presented with the Montana Governor’s Award for Excellence in Performance. She served on the steering committee for the Missoula Jail Diversion Master Plan. The Missoula County Board of County Commissioners appointed her to fill the interim term as Missoula County Justice of the Peace in 2016. She was elected to her first full term in 2018.

As an engaged member of the Missoula community, Judge Holloway has volunteered with numerous organizations, including the Literacy Volunteers of America, the Missoula Marathon and Camp Mak-A-Dream and the Special Olympics. She served as Board Chair for Western Montana Addiction Services and on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula.

Judge Holloway lives in Missoula with her husband, Nick, and their son, Jackson. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends in the great outdoors.

Court of Record

Effective January 1, 2020, Missoula County Justice Court is a court of record. All hearings are electronically recorded and are available for review. Appeals from Justice Court are no longer de novo, but instead are a review of the record.

Court Jurisdiction

The Office of Justice of the Peace is set up by the Constitutional and Statutory Authority for the purpose of administering justice to the citizens of Missoula County and the State of Montana. Missoula County Justice Court is a court of limited jurisdiction responsible for criminal, civil, and traffic matters within the boundaries of Missoula County. The court has two elected Justices of the Peace serving four-year terms.

The court administers criminal probable cause reviews, initial appearances on felony charges, misdemeanor arraignments, preliminary hearings and trials for misdemeanor and traffic cases. The court's civil jurisdiction includes amounts up to $12,000.00 (including landlord/tenant eviction cases), and small claims cases up to $7,000. The court's ticket desks are responsible for citation violations issued by the Sheriff’s Department, Highway Patrol, Fish, Wildlife & Parks, City/County Animal Control, and the Motor Carrier Service.

Location

The Missoula County Justice Court is located in the historic section on the first floor of the County Courthouse at 200 West Broadway.

On-street parking is available around the courthouse with handicap parking near the north, east and west entrances of the building. Additional parking is available on the third floor of The Central Park Structure located one (1) block south of the courthouse at 128 W. Main St.

If you need wheelchair assistance, please call (406) 721-5700.  

Business Hours

Office hours of the Justice Court are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. After hours fine payment may be made via the Courthouse Drop Box located on the west side of the building at the parking lot exit. 

Information on inmates incarcerated at the Missoula County Detention Center can be accessed 24-hours a day, seven days a week, at this link: https://apps.missoulacounty.us/jailroster/

Courtroom Standards

No weapons are allowed in the courthouse and there is no smoking in the courthouse. There is no eating, drinking, chewing tobacco or gum allowed in the courtroom. Backpacks are not allowed in the courtroom. Cellular telephones and other electronic devices must be turned off before entering the Justice Court offices.

Proper courtroom attire is required. Offensive slogans or pictures are not allowed on clothing. Hats should be removed before entering the courtroom.

While in the courtroom please sit quietly when Court is in session. It is best to try to avoid bringing children to court.

Mission

 

Missoula County Justice Court is an integrated justice system that protects individual rights through an adaptable, cost effective and service oriented judicial process.

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