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Billings, Yellowstone County altering services for social distancing

Posted at 4:55 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 18:55:03-04

The city of Billings and Yellowstone County are implementing a number of changes to encourage social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Here are the changes provided in a news release from the city:

To prohibit the transmission of COVID-19, the City of Billings has modified some services and hours of operation. Effective immediately:

 City Hall operates Monday through Thursday: 7am – 5pm; closed Fridays.
 Police Department Front Window services offered Monday through Thursday: 7am – 5pm.
 All fire stations and City/County 9-1-1 Center are closed to the public.
 City Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Divisions will remain open to the public.
 Mountview Cemetery will only be conducting direct burials. No graveside services will be allowed at the cemetery. In order to coordinate direct burial service, please call the cemetery staff 406-657-8299.
 All building and picnic shelter rentals, park use permits, and Parks and Recreation offices will be closed to the public until further notice.
 City parking facilities will continue to operate as normal business hours.
 Municipal Courts will continue to operate as scheduled. Starting Monday, March 23:
 Community Development offices will be closed to the public.

These modifications are to ensure best practices of social distancing. During these unprecedented times, the City appreciates your patience as we continue to develop the best service models. The safety and well-being of our community, customers, and staff is a top priority.

Please visit website for more information. Please contact Gavin Woltjer,, with any questions.

In addition, Yellowstone County is making changes to its motor vehicle division. Here's the list:

The Motor Vehicle Department is currently only accepting scheduled appointments for walk in service. You may schedule your appointment by going to the county website under the Motor Vehicle Department at the following link

Other means of services available are as follows:

To renew your registration on-line go to the following website https//

You may drop off your renewal at the mailbox located outside the main door of the County Courthouse, located at 217 N 27th Street

You may always contact us by phone for renewals or to schedule an appointment (406) 256-2833.

You may mail in request to Yellowstone County Treasurer PO BOX 35011 Billings, MT 59107

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to stay open to service the public, while limiting foot traffic to keep our employees and community as safe and healthy as possible.