Protesting in Ravalli

What do lawful protests look like? No permit is required.

There are two laws under Montana code that are used to address protests in Ravalli: Disorderly Conduct and Failure of Disorderly Persons to Disperse.


No city in Ravalli county requires a permit to protest.

Unlawful Assembly

The state of Montana manages protests through their code on disorderly conduct.

Fines and jail time can apply if convicted of disorderly conduct. See subsections 2-4 for details.

Failure to Disperse State Code

Protests are also managed through Montana’s code on Failure of Disorderly Persons to Disperse.

Who can order individuals to disperse?

  • Peace officer
  • Judge
  • Mayor

Fines and potential time in the county jail may apply if convicted.