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Posted on: March 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Butte-Silver Bow Announces Additional Protections for Its Citizens and Employees


Butte-Silver Bow today announced that in order to further protect its citizens and employees from COVID-19, all non-essential local government offices will be closed for in-person business to the public beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, and will resume normal in-person hours on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Butte-Silver Bow’s offices will remain staffed with employees who will continue to offer their full range of services by phone and email from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. We currently provide payment options by phone, email, or online.

Butte-Silver Bow will have a payment and document drop box located outside of the Courthouse at 155 W. Granite St. The Water Utility Division also has a drop box for payments located outside of its building at 124 W. Granite St.

If citizens need to drop off documentation such as building plans and applications, please call the respective department you are working with, and they will meet you in front of the building.

Essential services such as those performed by The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department, Police Department, Public Works Department, and Health Department will continue to be fully operational.

Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners will continue to hold their weekly meetings. We ask that citizens watch the livestream of the meetings on our website.

For more information including department contacts, making payments, and doing other business online, please visit our website: The following are phone numbers for departments that will be helpful to our citizens:  

  • Courthouse Main Line -  -  - 497-6200
  • Chief Executive’s Office -  -  - 497-6214
  • Health Department -  -  - 497-5020
  • Treasurer’s Office -  -  - 497-6300
  • Water Utility Administration Office -  -  - 497-6500
  • Clerk and Recorder’s Office -  -  - 497-6335
  • County Attorney’s Office -  -  - 497-6230
  • Planning and Land Records/GPS Office -  -  - 497-6250
  • Justice Court -  -  - 497-6390
  • City Court -  -  - 497-6365
  • Clerk of the Court -  -  - 497-6350
  • County Superintendent of Schools -  -  - 497-6215
  • Human Resources -  -  - 497-6431
  • Department of Revenue -  -  - 497-6282
  • Assessor’s Office -  -  - 497-6290

In addition, Health Officer Karen Sullivan and the Butte-Silver Bow Board of Health have extended the  order pursuant to Title 5, Chapter 2, Part 1, and specifically Section 50-2-118 of the Montana Code Annotated, that all bars, breweries, distilleries, casinos, restaurants, and gyms, with the exception of drive-through, delivery, and pick-up services, within the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow, Montana shall be closed to the public until midnight on March 31, 2020, pending further notification.

Butte-Silver Bow officials would like its citizens and employees to know that while the current climate is indeed challenging, we can all work together to lessen the effects COVID-19 has on our community. We are proud of our citizens and employees who have already gone the extra mile to protect themselves and help their neighbors in this time of uncertainty.

For More Information & Full Text of Health Orders
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