24.26.203 SERVICE AND FILING
(1) Unless otherwise provided by statute, service shall be accomplished by personal delivery or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by any other method reasonably calculated to effect actual notice on a party to the action. Each party shall inform the board of any change of address within five days of the change.
(2) Any document required or allowed to be filed with the board may be filed or served by means of telephonic facsimile (fax). The board fax number is (406) 444-4140.
(3) Any document required or allowed to be filed with the board may be filed or served by means of electronic mail (e-mail). It is incumbent upon the party that is filing a document electronically to inquire and confirm the appropriate board staff person to whom the document should be electronically sent prior to filing the document. The document must be received in a recognizable format and the party e-mailing the document must confirm receipt.
(4) Filings with the board by fax or electronic mail are subject to the following conditions:
(a) a filing must conform with all applicable rules, except that only one copy of a document need be filed even when multiple copies otherwise would be required;
(b) when a document is received after 5:00 p.m. mountain time, the date of filing of that document, for purposes of board rules, will be the date of the next regular work day;
(c) the original document and any copies must be received by the board within five days of the fax or electronic mail transmittal or the filing will not be recognized as timely; and
(d) the board's failure to receive a fax or electronic mail, for any reason, including but not limited to the unavailability or failure of equipment or transmission lines, does not excuse the late filing of documents.
History: 2-4-201, 39-31-107, MCA; IMP, 2-4-201, 39-31-107, MCA; NEW, 1978 MAR p. 74, Eff. 1/25/78; AMD, 1978 MAR p. 192, Eff. 2/24/78; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2841, Eff. 12/10/10.