Information and Forms
As of May 22, 2023, Montana laws regarding evictions have changed. A renter now has only 5 buisiness days after being served with eviction papers to file a written Answer to Eviction with the Clerk of Court where the eviction lawsuit was filed. Please do not wait to file your written Answer.
Answer to Eviction Lawsuit (Write-in-the-blank Form)
Download a free court form to file an Answer to Eviction Lawsuit in Montana.
How to Apply for Relief if Your Landlord Gets a Judgment Against You (aka Default Judgment)
You can use these forms if your landlord sued you in Justice Court and got a judgment against you because you did not file a written answer or you did not appear in court. This can also be called a default judgment or a judgment for possession. You must have a good reason for why you didn’t file a written answer or appear in court. It’s up to the court to decide whether you had a good reason.
Answer to Eviction (Interactive Form)
Use a free interactive program to create court forms to file an Answer to Eviction. You only have 10 business days after you were served with eviction court papers to file an Answer to Eviction.
Improper Notice to Vacate Letter (write-in-the-blank form)
Download a free legal form to tell your landlord that the notice to vacate your landlord gave you is not proper under the law. Do not use this form if you own a mobile home and rent only the lot that it sits on.
Motion to Appoint Interpreter (write-in-the-blank form)
You can use this form to ask the court to appoint an interpreter for you in a lawsuit if you a person who has a limited ability to read, write, or understand English or if you have a hearing impairment and require interpretation services.
Statement of Inability to Pay Court Costs and Fees (interactive form)
Use a free interactive program to create court forms to ask the court to waive your filing fees.
Statement of Inability to Pay Court Costs and Fees (write-in-the-blank form)
Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to ask the judge to let you file court documents without paying a fee.