The DNRC Hearings Unit is an independent unit of the Water Rights Bureau staffed by the Hearing Examiners and administrative support, primarily responsible for conducting and presiding over water right contested-case and other administrative hearings.
The Hearing Examiners are responsible for conducting a fair and impartial hearing in accordance with applicable laws, rules and procedures and for preparing and issuing recommended proposed written or final decisions that include Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and an Order based on the case record and certain other legally accessible materials. Hearing Examiners may conduct hearings on contested beneficial water right permit or change authorization applications, Statements of Opinion recommending denial of an application, modification or revocation of permits to appropriate water, designation of controlled groundwater areas, rulemaking and closure of drainage basins to further appropriations.Orders
|Hearing Orders||Hearing Orders Index/ Significant Hearing Orders|
|Controlled Ground Water Areas|
|Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM)||Montana Codes Annotated (MCA)|
|Objection Rules||Contested Case Rules|
|Guide to Participating in a Contested Case Hearing||Montana Water Court Website|
| Certificate of Service Template
A certificate of service must appear on all
original documents certifying the manner
in which the document was served (for
example, mail, fax, hand-delivery, e-mail).
See Admin. R. M. 36.12.202(15).
(PDF file links viewable with Acrobat Reader)