4. Montana Small Claims Court: (For your information only - not a legal advice)
You can file your Montana small claim in the county where your contractor lives or where he/she may be served.
To start your small claims lawsuit in Montana obtain the Complaint form, Notice to Defendant form, and Praecipe form from the Small Claims Division of Justice Court (or City, or Municipal Court) or download these forms from here (in Microsoft Word format). Fill out the form. For each defendant, you will need two copies of each Complaint and Notice to Defendant, and one copy of Praecipe. Take your completed forms to the clerk of justice court. Your complaint must be sworn to before the Court. You will have to pay filing and some service fees.
You can download the Instructions for Montana Small Claims Cases from here (in Microsoft Word format).
You can find your local Court here.
- Maximum monetary limit of claims: $7,000;
- Attorney: not allowed, unless both parties have an attorney;
- Right to appeal: yes, for both parties (within 10 days)
You can find more about the rules of Montana Small Claims Court here.
5. On-line complaints.
We collect all sorts of customer reviews, complaints, and comments here.
To post your comment on Google find your contractor in Google maps, and click the more info link next to the name of your contractor. On the following page, scroll down to Reviews by Google users and click on Rate and review link on the left.
There are many other websites that let you post comments and complaints about your contractor. Below you may find just a few examples:
1) http://www.ripoffreport.com (registration required),
Return to "the State's plumbing and contractor licensing departments".