Answer to Eviction Lawsuit (Write-in-the-blank Form)
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.
Before You Start
You only have 5 business days after you were served with eviction court papers to file an Answer to Eviction. You must file the Answer with the Clerk of Court where the eviction lawsuit was filed. You can download the Answer to Eviction at the bottom of this page.
Need more information?
If you have any questions about your rights or this form, it would be a good idea to read our 5 Steps to Take When Served with Eviction Court Papers. You may also want to read our other article, What You Should Know about Evictions in Montana.
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