Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 41. Municipal Officers in General

Officers Of Towns

7-4-4103. Officers of towns. (1) The officers of a town consist of:

(a) one mayor;

(b) two city council members from each ward; and

(c) one city judge.

(2) Except as provided in 7-5-4410, the officers listed in subsection (1), except for the city judge, must be elected by the qualified electors of the town.

(3) The governing body of the town may by ordinance determine that the office of city judge must be filled either by election or by appointment or may appoint a justice of the peace or the city judge of another city to be judge of the city court as provided in 3-11-205.

(4) There may be appointed by the mayor, with the advice and consent of the council:

(a) one clerk, who may be ex officio assessor and tax collector and a member of the council;

(b) one marshal, who may be ex officio street commissioner; and

(c) any other officers necessary to carry out the provisions of this title.

(5) The town council may prescribe the duties of all town officers and fix their compensation, subject to the limitations contained in this title.

History: En. Sec. 4742, Pol. C. 1895; re-en. Sec. 3218, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 4997, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4997, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 146, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 11-703; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 269, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 543, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 300, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 447, Ch. 61, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 174, L. 2017.