Part 10 Property Development Review § 7-21-1001 – § 7-21-1003
Part 21 General County Licensing Authority § 7-21-2101 – § 7-21-2120
Part 23 Licensing of Itinerant Vendors § 7-21-2301 – § 7-21-2310
Part 24 Licensing of Transient Retail Merchants § 7-21-2401 – § 7-21-2411
Part 25 Licensing of Hucksters § 7-21-2501 – § 7-21-2508
Part 31 Public Scales § 7-21-3101 – § 7-21-3108
Part 32 County Agricultural and Livestock Services § 7-21-3201 – § 7-21-3213
Part 33 Public Markets § 7-21-3301 – § 7-21-3322
Part 34 County Fairs § 7-21-3401 – § 7-21-3458
Part 37 Empowerment Zones § 7-21-3701 – § 7-21-3715
Part 41 Municipal Licensing Authority § 7-21-4101 – § 7-21-4103
Part 42 Municipal Regulation of Business and Commodities § 7-21-4201 – § 7-21-4212

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 7 > Chapter 21

  • Affidavit: means a sworn written declaration made before an officer authorized to administer oaths or an unsworn written declaration made under penalty of perjury as provided in 1-6-105. See Montana Code 1-1-203
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of labor and industry. See Montana Code 7-21-3702
  • Deposition: means a written declaration under oath or affirmation, made upon notice to the adverse party for the purpose of enabling the adverse party to attend and cross-examine. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Governing body: means the board of county commissioners of a county and the governing body of a consolidated local government or municipality. See Montana Code 7-21-3702
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Landowner: means an owner of a legal or equitable interest in real property. See Montana Code 7-21-1002
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local government: means the governing body of a county, a municipality, or a consolidated city-county that exercises planning or zoning authority. See Montana Code 7-21-1002
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Property: means real property subject to land use regulation by a local government. See Montana Code 7-21-1002
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Real property: means lands, tenements, hereditaments, and possessory title to public lands. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Site-specific development plan: means a plan that has been submitted to a local government by a landowner or the landowner's representative and that describes, with reasonable certainty, the type, density, and intensity of use for a specific property. See Montana Code 7-21-1002
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Temporary premises: means a hotel, roominghouse, storeroom, building or part of a building, tent, vacant lot, freight station, railroad car, automobile, truck, trailer or trailer house, or public or quasi-public place that is temporarily occupied by a transient retail merchant. See Montana Code 7-21-2401
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transient retail merchant: means a person, firm, or corporation that, acting on its own behalf or representing any other person, firm, or corporation, brings into temporary premises a stock of goods, wares, articles of merchandise, notions, or other articles of trade and that solicits, sells, offers to sell, or exhibits for sale the stock of goods, wares, articles of merchandise, notions, or other articles of trade at retail. See Montana Code 7-21-2401
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Willfully: when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, means a purpose or willingness to commit the act or make the omission referred to. See Montana Code 1-1-204
  • Writ: means an order in writing issued in the name of the state or of a court or judicial officer. See Montana Code 1-1-202