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Description Date Information Status
Tip 11/23/2021

Please be patient with us on Wednesday and Friday, November 24th and 26th as we have several members of our small e-filing team out for medical reasons and vacation.  Anything that is not an emergency will likely be dealt with next week.  We wish you a very lovely Thanksgiving.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 11/30/2021 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time.  Please sign out of your E-filing account by 7:00 AM until 7:30 AM on November 30. Resolved
Court(s) Outage 11/22/2021

This is resolved as of noon 11/22/21.  Yellowstone County District Court is experiencing problems with their case management system (FCE).  As maintenance is being conducted on that issue, it is likely that the e-filing portal will be unable to connect to Yellowstone County District Court's FCE. While this is occuring, cases at this court will not be able to be searched or filed upon in the e-filing system.

Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 11/20/2021 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted.  Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. (Posted 11/18/2021) Resolved
Court(s) Outage 11/03/2021

 UPDATE: This has been resolved.

The following courts are not connected to e-filing this morning:

Billings Municipal Court

Fergus Justice Court

Judith Basin County District Court

Judith Basin Justice Court

Lewistown City Court

Resolved
System Outage 10/27/2021

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved. The errors occured with intermittent filings between 1:07 PM and 1:57 PM. You will receive an error notification if your filing errored and needs to be resubmitted.

Beginning at 1:07 p.m., the system is having intermittent failures in processing documents, resulting in filing errors.  Please hold off on resubmitting your documents until we have the issue cleared.  We will update this bulletin when we have a status change.

Resolved
Other 10/22/2021

Update: The issue has been resolved. Since the clerks' offices experienced technical difficulties, you may continue to experience longer than usual processing times of your documents while the offices catch up.

Please expect delays in the processing of your documents if you are e-filing at District Courts that use FCE. These delays are due to technical problems that the clerks' offices are experiencing while processing documents in their case management system. Techs are working to resolve the issue. There are no problems in viewing cases or submitting filings through the e-filing system, but please expect delays in document approval/rejection from the clerks' offices.

The following District Courts are affected:
Beaverhead County, Big Horn County, Chouteau County, Fallon County, Flathead County, Hill County, Jefferson County, Liberty County, McCone County, Madison County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Park County, Prairie County, Ravalli County, Wibaux County

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 10/25/2021 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM on Monday, October 25, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 10/30/2021 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted.  Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. (Posted 10/18/2021) Resolved
Court(s) Outage 10/14/2021

UPDATE: As of 11:15 AM this has been resolved at all court levels.

Courts using the case mangement system FullCourt Enterprise (FCE) are experiencing an outage of their case management system. E-filings are not able to be made or cases viewed during this time for District courts that use FCE. (These courts are listed as District Court-FCE in court selection dropdown menus.)

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 10/13/2021 State ITSD will be conducting local network maintenance on October 13, 2021 from 8:30 PM-10:30 PM. The affected courts are Yellowstone County District Court, Yellowstone County Justice Court, and Billings Municipal Court. Please avoid e-filing at these three courts during the maintenance hours on October 13th. (Posted 10/6/21) Resolved
Other 10/01/2021

Update: This has been resolved as of 8:30 AM.

COLJ Courts using the case mangement system FullCourt Enterprise (FCE) have FCE unavailable to the clerks' offices this morning. Techs are working to resolve this FCE issue. E-filing at these courts is not currently affected.

Resolved
Tip 09/29/2021 Yellowstone County District Court has resumed E-Filing on DC, DJ, DN, DD, and DI cases.
Scheduled Maintenance 09/29/2021 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time.  Please sign out of your E-filing account by 7:00 AM until 7:30 AM on September 29. Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 09/18/2021 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities this weekend. The maintenance window is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, September 19 at 12:00 noon. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. (Posted 9/13/2021) Resolved
System Outage 09/07/2021

Update: This was resolved at 5:12 PM.

Beginning at 4:25 PM, the system is experiencing failures in processing documents. This is resulting in filing errors. We will update this post when we have a status change.

Resolved
System Outage 09/02/2021

Update: This has been resolved.

Beginning at 12:45 PM, the system is having intermittent failures in processing documents. This is resulting in filing errors. We will update this post when we have a status change.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 09/14/2021

YELLOWSTONE COUNTY DISTRICT COURT PLANNED OUTAGE: Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 11:59 p.m., e-filing will be unavailable on all cases at Yellowstone County District Court due to the court's case management system upgrade. E-filing on DC, DJ, DN, DI, and DD cases will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Resolved
System Outage 08/30/2021

Update: This has been resolved.

Beginning at 2:18 PM, the system is having intermittent failures in processing documents. This is resulting in filing errors. We will update this post when we have a status change.

Resolved
System Outage 08/27/2021

Update: This has been resolved.

The system has had failures in processing documents beginning at 11:49 AM today, and has had intermittment errors since. This situation has reoccured and is ongoing. Filing errors will likely continue past the close of business today.

Resolved
System Outage 08/26/2021

Update: E-Filing is processing documents again starting around 12:06 PM.

Beginning at 8:04 a.m., the system is having intermittent failures in processing documents.  We have techs working on the system currently.  Please hold off on resubmitting your documents until we have the issue cleared.  We will update this bulletin when we have a status change.

Resolved
Tip 08/24/2021 Jefferson County District Court and Madison County District Court are now enabled for E-Filing on DV, DR, DN, DD, DI, DC and DJ cases.
System Outage 08/25/2021

All services have been restored by 11:00am.  You may resubmit your documents at this time.

Beginning at 9:30, the system is having intermittent failures in processing documents.  We have techs working on the system currently.  Please hold off on resubmitting your documents until we have the issue cleared.  We will update this bulletin when we have a status change.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 08/24/2021 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time.  Please sign out of your E-filing account by 7:00 AM until 7:30 AM on August 24. Resolved
System Outage 08/18/2021

Update: This has been resolved as of 4:10 PM and documents are now being processed. If you received an error notification for your document you will need to resubmit it.

Beginning at 3:46 PM, the system is having intermittent failures in processing documents. This is resulting in some filing errors.

Resolved
Court(s) Outage 08/19/2021 District Courts using FullCourt Enterprise (FCE) were not connected to E-Filing between 4:26 PM and 4:41 PM. FCE is the case management used by the clerk's office.  Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 08/20/2021 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities this weekend. The maintenance window is scheduled for Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, August 22 at 5:00 p.m. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted.  Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. (Posted 8/17/2021) Resolved
System Outage 08/17/2021

Update: This has been resolved and documents are now being processed. If you received an error notification for your document you will need to resubmit it.

Starting at approximately 11:11 AM today, documents are not flowing through the system, resulting in filing errors. Please wait to resubmit documents or submit new filings until we have the issue cleared up. We will update this board as soon as we have a change in status.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 08/16/2021 There is scheduled maintenance between 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM on Monday, August 16, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Please sign out of your E-filing account by 8:00 PM until 8:30 PM on August 16th. Pending
Scheduled Maintenance 08/12/2021 There is scheduled maintenance for Yellowstone County Justice Court and Billings Municipal Court between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Thursday August 12th, 2021. E-Filing will be unavailable at these two courts during this time.
Scheduled Maintenance 08/10/2021 There is scheduled maintenance between 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Please sign out of your E-filing account by 9:00 PM until 10:00 PM on August 10th. Resolved
Other 08/04/2021

UPDATE: This was resolved around 5:15 PM on 8/4/2021.

Starting around 4:00 PM today CitePayUSA, which the Montana Courts E-Filing System uses to collect payments, is experiencing errors when trying to submit payments. We will update this post when we have a resolution.

Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 07/31/2021 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities this weekend. The maintenance window is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, August 1 at 12:00 noon. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted.  Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. (Posted 7/26/2021) Resolved
System Outage 07/20/2021

UPDATE: Resolved.

As of 4:32 p.m. 7/20/21, the system is having intermittent errored filings.

Resolved
System Outage 07/15/2021

*UPDATE: As of 8:30 a.m. this has been resolved.

The system is having intermittent failures in processing documents this morning. This is resulting in some filing errors.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 07/14/2021 There will be a brief interruption in connectivity to cases in the Montana Supreme Court from 12:00 noon-12:15 today, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Please avoid filing on supreme court cases during this 15-minute window today. Resolved
Other 07/12/2021 The e-filing system is fully operational. However, if you are filing at an FCE court (the court name has -FCE after it), the clerks' processing software is currently unavailable to them. Filings are being delivered to the court, but the court cannot process the filings at this time. If your filing is on a tight deadline, please contact your clerk's office.  Resolved at 5:50PM on 7/12/21. Resolved
Other 07/12/2021 SITSD is reporting that email is not being delivered and they are working on a resolution.  In the meantime, if you have critical issues, please call us and we will do our best to answer you as soon as possible.  If you are a state employee and have a critical matter, you may be able to reach us via Teams. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 07/09/2021

State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities on the evening of Friday, July 9, 2021. The maintenance window is between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted.  Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window.

Resolved
Court(s) Outage 07/06/2021
The limited FCE courts are not currently available for e-filing. There are techs working on a resolution. We will post an update when we have further information. Update: This is resolved.
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Tip 06/29/2021

Beaverhead County District Court is now enabled for E-Filing on DV, DR, DN, DD, DI, DC and DJ cases.

Tip 05/25/2021

Prairie County District Court and Wibaux County District Court are now enabled for E-Filing on DV, DR, DN, DD, DI, DC and DJ cases.

Scheduled Maintenance 06/29/2021 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time.  Please sign out of your E-filing account by 7:00 AM until 7:30 AM on June 29. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 04/21/2021

ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2021, 3-7 P.M. STATE SITSD IS CONDUCTING MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES WITH EPASS MONTANA. THE EPASS MONTANA FUNCTION AND RELIANT APPLICATIONS INCLUDING E-FILING WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING THIS MAINTENANCE WINDOW. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MAINTENANCE WINDOW STARTS DURING BUSINESS HOURS WEDNESDAY. PLEASE PLAN YOUR WORK ACCORDINGLY. (POSTED 4/19/21)

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Scheduled Maintenance 04/19/2021

There is scheduled maintenance between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM on Monday, April 19, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Please sign out of your E-filing account by 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM on April 19th. (Posted 4/15/21)

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Scheduled Maintenance 04/13/2021

There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Please sign out of your E-filing account by 7:00 AM until 7:30 AM on April 13th. (Posted 4/12/21)

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Scheduled Maintenance 04/12/2021

CitePayUSA will be conducting maintenance activities tonight, Monday, April 12, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. During this time, please avoid submitting e-filings that have statutory filing fees. E-filings that do not require filing fees will not be affected. (Posted 4/12/21)

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Tip 04/06/2021

Ravalli County District Court is now enabled for E-Filing on DV, DR, DN, DD, DI, DC and DJ cases.

Scheduled Maintenance 04/06/2021

There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Please sign out of your E-filing account by 7:00 AM until 7:30 AM on April 6th. (Posted 4/2/21)

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 03/28/2021

State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities on Sunday, March 28, 2021. The scheduled maintenance window is 6:00 AM to 12:00 noon Sunday. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. (Posted 3/24/21)

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Court(s) Outage 03/18/2021

UPDATE: The brief outage has been resolved as of 1:40PM.

There is currently an E-Filing outage with FCE Courts statewide. Please wait to resubmit documents or submit new filings until we have the issue cleared up. We will update this bulletin board when we have more information. Posted 3/18/2021, 1:35PM

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 03/11/2021

State ITSD will be conducting security maintenance activities on the evening of Thursday March 11, 2021. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. The scheduled maintenance window is 8PM-midnight tonight, March 11. (Posted 3/11/2021)

Resolved
System Outage 03/09/2021

All E-Filing services are restored. The outage window was from about 10:15 to noon today. If you have failed filings during this time, you will need to resubmit them.

Starting at approximately 10:15 AM today, no documents are flowing through the system. Please wait to resubmit documents or submit new filings until we have the issue cleared up. We will update this board as soon as we have a change in status.

Resolved