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Toole County Clerk of Court

226 1st St. S.

P.O. Box 850

Shelby, MT 59474


Sandra Peers

The Office of the Toole County Clerk of Court is the record keeping entity for the county, with the Clerk elected to serve a four year term. It is there that all civil, criminal, adoption, guardianship, probate, juvenile, and commitment cases are filed. The clerk and her staff also issue marriage licenses and process passport applications. She and her deputies are also in charge of calling juries and taking care of minutes, swearing in of witnesses, and handling evidence in all court trials. It is important to note that, although the clerk and her staff handle all of the legal documents attorneys and pro-se litigants file, her staff are not attorneys and cannot and will not give legal advice.

Sandra Peers has been the Clerk of Court since October of 2000. Prior to that time she was a paralegal and legal assistant to the County Attorney for 10 years. She has lived in Shelby for the past 30 years, having married a local, James Peers, who passed away in 1999. They have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Sandi loves the area and has served as Chairperson for the Toole County Centennial Committee, Parade Chairperson, and has been on the board of directors for Toole County Community Theatre, writing, acting in and directing many plays. She is a member of Friends of Library and has served as the Shelby Chamber of Commerce President. She is also an active member of her church. "Toole County has so much to offer families. It's a close knit community that takes care of its neighbors and watches out for each other."