Elizabeth T. Ball-Mavity
Clerk of Court
Kim T. Nelson
The Clerk of District Court is the official keeper of all District Court records for Rosebud County. These records include Adoption, Civil, Criminal, Dependent Neglect, Domestic Relations, Guardianship, Juvenile, Paternity, Probate and Sanity Cases. The Clerk also issues, files and records all Rosebud County marriage license applications and licenses.
Clerk of District Court records date back to 1901 and until 1996 were maintained in books. All records filed after 1996 are accessible by computer search.
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. It is the Clerk of Court's responsibility to ensure accurate and up-to-date records. Searches, copies and certified copies are provided upon request. Fees for searches and copes are charged according to statute.
The Clerk of District Court also serves as Jury Commissioner for Rosebud County. As required by statute, each May 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 the 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.
The Clerk of District Court is a sworn public servant who, by constitutional and statutory authority, provides the primary administrative function for the District Court of the 16th Judicial District Court. This office serves as the direct link between the public and the court.
While the Clerk of District Court's office is pleased to assist you in any way possible, please understand that we are unable to provide legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.