Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Justices of the Peace


3-10-207. Salaries. (1) Subject to subsections (2) through (4), the board of county commissioners shall set salaries for justices of the peace by resolution and in conjunction with setting salaries for other officers as provided in 7-4-2504.

(2) The salary of the justice of the peace may not be less than the salary for the district clerk of the court in that county.

(3) If the justice's court is not open for business full time, the justice's salary must be commensurate to the workload and office hours of the court. The salary of a justice of the peace may not be reduced during the justice's term of office.

(4) The salary of the justice of the peace for a justice's court of record may not exceed 90% of the salary of a district court judge determined as provided in 3-5-211.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 491, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 93-413; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 536, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 12, Sp. L. June 1986; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 507, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 114, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 389, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 557, L. 2005.