An index of divorce and marriage records since July 1943 is available from the State
office. The index is organized by calendar year and alphabetically by surname within
each year. The divorce and marriage records themselves are available only in the counties.
Telephone requests for birth/death records, using a bank card, are accepted by calling
(406)444-2685. Fax requests should be sent to (406) 444-1803. There is an additional
charge of $6.00 for these services. The State also charges a $10.00 per hour (or fraction
thereof) fee to search the index of divorce and marriage records, the adoption processing
records, or the delayed birth certificate (DBC) filing records. If a certified copy
of the divorce/marriage record is needed and the county in which the event occurred
is known, contact the Clerk of the District Court in the county in which the event
occurred rather than the State. If the State locates the adoption or DBC, a certified
copy of the adoption of DBC record will be provided at no additional cost.