Municipal Court

Whitefish Municipal Court is a court of record and maintains a regulated court docket. The Municipal Court executes the criminal misdemeanor and ordinance violations of the Whitefish City Code and State law and traffic offenses committed within the City limits.

Municipal Court Staff

Municipal Judge: William Hileman Jr.
Court Administrator/Lead Clerk: Shellee Abel
Court Clerk: Alison Thompson
Part Time Court Receptionist: Lazette Abell

Court Office Hours

 9am-4pm  

Open Hours to see the Judge

Wednesday 1:30 p.m.

Court Location

The Court is located at the Emergency Services Center at 275 Flathead Avenue, which is located off of Baker, behind Safeway up the hill.

Contact Information

Phone number: (406)863-2440
Fax number:     (406)863-1259
Email: court@cityofwhitefish.org

Mailing address: Whitefish Municipal Court
                           275 Flathead Ave
                           Whitefish, MT 59937

Local Court Rule on Continuances

To postpone a scheduled and noticed court appearance will not be routinely granted.  This includes a Notice-to Appear issued for a traffic or criminal complaint.  

All appearances are to be made in person by the named defendant who may have a Montana licensed attorney present to assist him/her during the open court proceeding on the record. If the defendant or defendant's attorney wants an alternative appearance date, then the motion must be made in writing ten (10) days in advance of the scheduled appearance day.  The motion must state a fact specific reason for the continuance, and also contain an alternative day and time for the defendant to personally appear.  Motions to continue will not be granted as a matter of course.  The order must be signed by the presiding judge to be effective.