City Judge


Contact the City Judge

Lucille Briggs, City Judge
City Hall, 952 E. Spruce Street
Office hours: M-F, 8-noon

The city judge is authorized and empowered to punish all offenses defined by state law or by city ordinances, and committed within the city limits.  The position of city judge is filled by appointment of the city council.

City Court is in session Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

You may always pay fines at the City Hall front desk if the judge’s office is closed.

What is the self-help attorney program?

The self-help law program provides free forms and information on legal resources to self-represented litigants in the areas of divorce, name change, stepparent adoption, custody, child support, debt collection, eviction and more. A representative will be at the Lincoln County Courthouse, second floor, in the law library on the second Thursday of each month.  Please call 406-758-2495 or 406-758-2496 to schedule an appointment.

Where can I get legal assistance or information?

Montana Legal Services Association provides legal advice and representation to low-income Montanans in civil matters.  They can be reached by telephone at 800-666-6899.

What is the most common offense that the City Judge sees?

Driving without insurance.