Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Jurisdiction of Justices' Courts

Territorial Extent Of Civil Jurisdiction

3-10-304. Territorial extent of civil jurisdiction. (1) The civil jurisdiction of a justice's court extends to the limits of the county in which it is held, and except as provided in subsection (2), intermediate and final process of a justice's court in a county may be issued to and served in any part of the county.

(2) A summons or a writ of execution of a justice's court may be served in any county of the state.

History: En. Sec. 550, p. 151, Bannack Stat.; re-en. Sec. 656, p. 167, Cod. Stat. 1871; re-en. Sec. 716, 1st Div. Rev. Stat. 1879; re-en. Sec. 736, 1st Div. Comp. Stat. 1887; amd. Sec. 63, C. Civ. Proc. 1895; re-en. Sec. 6282, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 8836, R.C.M. 1921; Cal. C. Civ. Proc. Sec. 106; re-en. Sec. 8836, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 93-404; amd. Sec. 25, Ch. 21, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 515, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 457, L. 2007.