Montana Code Annotated 2014

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     85-7-1805. Notice requirements. On such petition being filed, the district court or judge thereof shall make an order fixing the time and place of hearing on the petition and directing that notice thereof be given. Thereupon the clerk of said court shall cause to be published at least once a week for 2 successive calendar weeks, in some newspaper published in the county where the petition is filed, a notice stating the time and place fixed by the district court when and where the hearing on said petition will be had and containing a brief statement of the matters set forth in said petition and the object thereof. If any portion of the lands sought to be excluded from the district lie within any other county or counties, then said notice shall be published as provided above in a newspaper published in each such other county. The first publication of said notice shall be not less than 30 days prior to the time mentioned in said notice for said hearing. If any holder of title or evidence of title to lands sought to be excluded from the district is a nonresident of the county or counties in which the district lies, the clerk of said court shall, within 3 days after the first publication aforesaid, mail a copy of said notice to each such nonresident whose post-office address is stated in said petition. The certificate of the clerk of the district court, under the seal of the court, as to the facts of the publishing and mailing of said notice affixed to a copy thereof shall be sufficient evidence of such facts.

     History: En. Sec. 23, Ch. 146, L. 1909; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 98, L. 1919; re-en. Sec. 7188, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 7188, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 89-1401(part).

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