Municipal Court

26COVID-19 UPDATE - May 26, 2020

Kalispell Municipal Court will be implementing Phase 2 directives from Governor Steve Bullock, Montana Supreme Court, and the City of Kalispell starting on June 1, 2020. The Kalispell Municipal Court will be taking the following actions;

• Follow all Federal and State guidelines, orders, and directives.

• Observe social distancing procedures.

• If you are sick, please do not come into the Courthouse. (Fever, Cough, etc.)

• If you fall into any of the vulnerable categories, please consider not coming into the Courthouse. (Over the age of 65, underlying health conditions, etc.)

• We encourage you to conduct business by mail, phone and/or electronically if at all possible. Please call the office you need to do business with if you have any questions.

 •  CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., courtrooms), especially for any vulnerable categories. Please remember to bring your own mask if necessary.

• Each office will have different customer maximums and procedures for doing business depending on office size and customer volume. Be aware that this might lead to longer wait times for service.

Court Introduction

Kalispell Municipal Court has jurisdiction of all misdemeanors and Kalispell City Ordinance violations alleged to have occurred within Kalispell city limits.

The Court is presided over by Kalispell Municipal Judge Lori Adams.

Our Mission

To provide a forum to resolve alleged violations of the law in a respectful, independent and impartial manner. 

What the Court Handles 

  • City ordinance violations
  • Civil cases
  • Misdemeanor criminal cases
  • Municipal infractions
  • Orders of Protection
  • Search warrants

Court Help Program

View more information about the self help law center (PDF).

Court Sessions

Judges’ Open Court Hours

  • Monday and Fridays: Check In between 8:30 -9 a.m. - Court starts at 9 a.m.
  • Mondays and Thursdays: Check In between 2:30 - 3 pm. - Court starts at 3 p.m.

*If you appear after the above listed times, you can not see the Judge.*

Clerk of Court Hours

  • 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday