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E-Filing Bulletin Board

Description Date Information Status
Scheduled Maintenance 08/01/2022

The Montana trial courts’ case management system, FCE, is getting updated tonight (8/1/2022) starting at 5:30 PM and ending at 8:30 PM (Mountain Time). During this time, the E-Filing website will be up, but you will be unable to view cases or submit filings to most trial courts.

Note: The Montana Supreme Court, Yellowstone County Justice Court, and Billings Municipal Court are not affected by this update. All other E-Filing courts will be affected.

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Tip 08/02/2022 Paralegals/Legal Assistants: If you are experiencing long loading times when switching attorneys you're working on behalf of, consider reducing or eliminating home screen widgets, especially the eService widget. Widgets may be added/removed by clicking on the gear icon at the upper right corner under your name on the e-filing home screen.
Maintenance Weekend 07/30/2022 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities beginning Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. During this time, e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 07/27/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:45 AM and 7:30 AM on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Resolved
Other 07/05/2022

Update 7/27/22: The 500 and ajax errors have been resolved. Some users will receive the message "User has not been authorized," usually after leaving their computer idle. To clear this, please clear your browser cache and log in again.

E-Filing users have been experiencing a variety of error messages and slowness issues. We have reported it to our vendor and are working on a resolution. In the meantime, hitting “Go Back” or “Okay”, if those options are given does clear the errors. You can also try clearing your browser cache or closing your internet browser and then logging back in. We know this is an inconvenience, and will update the bulletin when we have a resolution.

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Tip 07/20/2022 Fergus County District Court is now enabled for E-Filing on DC, DV, DR, DN, DJ, DD, DI cases. Judith Basin Justice Court is now enabled for E-Filing on CR, TK, and CV cases.
Scheduled Maintenance 07/20/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Resolved
Court(s) Outage 07/18/2022

Update: District FCE courts are connected to E-Filing again. This has been resolved.

District FCE courts are not connected to E-Fiilng this morning. We are working on a resolution as soon as possible. Note, this does not affect courts of limited jurisdiction or the Montana Supreme Court.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 07/13/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:45 AM and 7:45 AM on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 07/12/2022 In an continued effort to resolve the issue of the E-Filing website slowness, we are going to turn off the website at 12:00 PM today 7/12/2022 for maintenance. Please finish up any work you are doing on the site before 12:00 and log off. The website should be available again by 12:30 PM. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 07/12/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:45 AM and 7:30 AM on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 07/07/2022

In an attempt to resolve the issue of the E-Filing website being slow, we are going to turn off the website at 12:00 PM today for maintenance. Please finish up any work you are doing on the site before 12:00 and log off. The website should be available again by 12:30 PM.

Update: The website is back up after the maintenance. We are still monitoring the speeds of E-Filing.

Resolved
System Outage 06/30/2022

UPDATE: As of 9:47 AM E-Filing is accepting documents again.

The Montana Courts Electronic Filing System is experiencing document processing failures resulting in errored filings today, 6/30/22. The errors began at 6:00 PM 6/29/22. Please wait to submit your E-Filings. We are working on a resolution. This situation is ongoing, and we will post an update on our bulletin board when this has been resolved.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 06/30/2022

Update: Maintenance is extendend until 8:00 AM

There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 06/29/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Resolved
06/27/2022 The E-filing technical support team is receiving an extremely high number of support requests since the e-filing system conversion to the login system "Okta." At this time, we are unlikely to be able to respond to inquiries within one business day. Please expect a delay in response time. Our small team will respond as efficiently as we can, and we thank you for your patience. Resolved
Tip 06/23/2022

The e-filing website now uses the login system Okta. Log in with your email address. State employees, log in with your c#.

Please check your email for an okta activation email. If you already have set up your Okta account using a different state application, you will not receive an activation email.

If you have problems logging in, please email efilingtechsupport@mt.gov

We are expecting a high volume of support requests in the days and weeks following this switch. Please be patient with us as we get back to you.

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Maintenance Weekend 06/25/2022

State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities beginning Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. During this time, e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. Posted 6/21/22

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Scheduled Maintenance 06/23/2022

The Montana Courts Electronic Filing website will be switching to a new login experience on June 23, 2022 after 5:00 PM. E-Filing will be unavailable starting promptly at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on June 23rd. Please plan your work accordingly.

After the maintenance window the login software for the e-filing system will be "Okta" rather than "ePass."

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Scheduled Maintenance 06/21/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:45 AM and 7:30 AM on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 06/17/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window.
Tip 06/15/2022 Fergus County Justice Court is now enabled for E-Filing on CR, TK, and CV cases. Lewistown City Court is now enabled for E-Filing on CR and TK cases.
Scheduled Maintenance 06/15/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 06/14/2022

Update: The system is available again.

The system will be down starting at 12:30 until 1:00 today 6/14/22 as we conduct maintenance in an effort to increase loading page speeds within the website.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 06/09/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 06/03/2022

There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM on Friday, June 3, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window.

Resolved
System Outage 06/01/2022

Update: Services have been restored at 12:50 PM.

The system is experiencing failures in processing documents and viewing cases. This is resulting in filing errors. We will update this post when we have a status change.

Resolved
System Outage 05/31/2022

Resolved as of 3:40PM 5/31/22.

There are document processing failures resulting in intermittent filing errors starting this afternoon at approximately 1:40PM. Errors are intermittent and ongoing. We will post an update/resolution here as soon as possible.

Resolved
System Outage 05/31/2022

This issue is RESOLVED as of 1:20PM.

There are issues viewing cases and submitting e-filings at district courts that use the case management system FCE today, Tuesday 5/31. (In the court selection menu, these courts are listed as "District Court - FCE.")

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 05/25/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Posted 5/24/2021 Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 05/21/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The e-filing sysem will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Posted 5/19/22 Resolved
Other 05/16/2022

RESOLVED. Email notifications that were unable to send 5/16 in the morning hours were sent later 5/16.

E-Filing is currently unable to send out email notifications. We are working with our vendor to get this resolved as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can view your homepage notifications by clicking on the little chat bubble with the red number next to your name in the top right corner of the E-Filing website. We will update this post once we have a resolution.

We are going to restart the E-Filing application at 11:15 AM this morning for emergency maintenance. Please stop your work on the E-Filing system until after 11:30 AM.

Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 04/29/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM on Friday, April 29, 2022. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 05/14/2022 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities beginning Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please try to avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. Posted 5/10/22 Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 04/27/2022 Some courts are undergoing maintenance on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The affected courts are all FCE Courts. Please avoid e-filing at these courts during the maintenance hours. Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 04/23/2022 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities beginning Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please try to avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. Posted 4/19/22 Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 04/16/2022 Some courts are undergoing maintenance on Saturday, April 16th, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The affected courts are all FCE Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. Please avoid e-filing at these courts during the maintenance hours.

Note: This does not affect Fergus County Justice Court, Lewistown City Court, Judith Basin County Justice Court, Yellowstone County Justice Court, or Billings Municipal Court.
Resolved
04/04/2022

UPDATE: RESOLVED as of 2:30PM

The e-filing website is not able to be accessed at this time. ePass MT, which the E-Filing website uses to manage the login process, is currently down. The e-filing website is one of numerous state websites that use ePass that will not be reachable until the problem is resolved. The State’s ITSD is looking into the issue.

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Scheduled Maintenance 03/31/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2022. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 03/30/2022 RESOLVED as of 9:22 AM. There will be a brief interruption in e-filing system availability around 9:18 AM today, 3/30/22. The system will be available again within ten minutes. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 03/30/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Other 03/22/2022

Update: CitePayUSA has resolved the issue around 1:05 PM.

CitePayUSA is currently unable to receive payments coming in from E-Filing. We are working with the CitePayUSA vendor to resolve the issue as soon as we can. We will update this post once we have a resolution.

Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 03/19/2022 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities beginning Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please try to avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. Resolved
Court(s) Outage 03/10/2022

UPDATE: E-Filing has been restored at all courts. You can resume e-filing your documents. We will contact you individually today, if one or more of your filings was affected and needs to be resubmitted.


Please temporarily halt submitting e-filings today until further notice.

There is a problem this morning in sending messages between the e-filing system and court case management system. Please temporarily halt submitting e-filings while we work to resolve this issue, even if you are not recieving error messages for your filings.

This issue does not affect filings at the following courts: Montana Supreme Court, Fergus County District Court, Judth Basin County District Court, Fergus County Justice Court, Judth Basin Justice Court, Yellowstone County Justice Court, Billings Municipal Court. Continue to submit filings at these courts only.

We are working towards the quickest possible resolution, but know that the issue will persist into midday today. We will update this board when we have a resolution.

Resolved
Court(s) Outage 03/09/2022

Update: This was resolved around 9:35 AM.

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 Limited Jurisdiction courts that use FCE. (These courts are listed as Justice Court-FCE, Municipal Court-FCE, or City Court-FCE in court selection dropdown menus.)

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Scheduled Maintenance 03/04/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM on Friday, March 4, 2022. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
System Outage 02/17/2022

Update: This issue has been resolved. documents submitted between 8:19 AM and 9:20 AM, will need to be resubmitted. If you have already paid a filing fee, please use a fee waiver when you resubmit your documents.

Beginning at 8:19 AM, 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
Scheduled Maintenance 02/09/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Wednesday, February 9th, 2022. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 02/02/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 01/22/2022 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities beginning Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please try to avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 01/13/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM on Thursday, January 13, 2022. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 01/03/2022 There is scheduled maintenance between 6:30 AM and 7:30 PM on Monday, January 3, 2022. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Tip 12/23/2021

E-Filing support will be very limited and may be unavailable on Thursday, December 23rd.  Our offices are closed on Friday, December 24th and Friday, December 31st.    

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Court(s) Outage 12/22/2021 Judith Basin County District Court is available for e-filing.  Lewistown City Court remains unavailable as of 12/30/21.  Judith Basin County District Court and Lewistown City Court are currently unavailable for E-Filing while we work on some technical issues at these courts. We will update this post when we have more information. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 12/17/2021 E-Filing and the clerk's CMS are undergoing emergency maintenance starting at 4:00 PM. They will be available again at 5:00 PM. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 12/15/2021 There is scheduled maintenance between 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Maintenance Weekend 12/18/2021 State ITSD will be conducting maintenance activities beginning Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. During this time, unexpected e-filing interruptions will happen as servers and software are updated and rebooted. Please try to avoid e-filing during this maintenance window. Posted (12/14/2021) Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 12/14/2021 There is scheduled maintenance between 9:00 PM and 10:0 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. The E-Filing system will be unavailable during this time. Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance 12/08/2021 Some courts are undergoing local maintenance on December 8th, 2021 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM. The affected courts are Yellowstone County District Courtand all FCE Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. Please avoid e-filing at these courts during the maintenance hours. (Posted 12/6/21) Resolved
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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.
Resolved
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)

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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

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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)

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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.

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For inquires regarding e-filing please email: efilingtechsupport@mt.gov