TN 24 (07-04)

GN 00308.054 Montana Vital Records

A. Process

Divorce records are available from the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the divorce was granted. The cost of copy varies. Marriage records are available from the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the license was issued. The cost of copy varies.

Send birth/death record requests directly to the State Vital Records at the address shown below. Unless otherwise noted, the cost of copy is $12.00 for a birth/death record. The FO cannot certify, verify or obtain a free copy of the record.

B. Procedure - State Sources

1. Address and FO Code

Birth/death

Dept. of Health and Environmental Sciences
Vital Records and Statistics Bureau
111 N. Sanders, Room 205
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604

Divorce/marriage see remarks

FO Code 865

NOTE: You can find the most up-to-date information from the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services . In addition, you can find EIN information here.

2. Cost of Copy:

Birth/death $12.00, additional copies $5.00. The shipping charge is $6.00.

3. Type of Payment:

Cash, check, money order, or third party draft if FO request. Fax requests can be made using a credit card.

4. Remarks:

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.

C. List of Counties

Beaverhead

County Courthouse
Dillon, MT 59725

(FREE, only to veterans.)

Big Horn

County Courthouse
Drawer H
Hardin, MT 59034

Request must be in writing.

Blaine

County Courthouse
Chinook, MT 59523

Broadwater

County Courthouse
Townsend, MT 59644

“NO”

Carbon

County Courthouse
Box 887
Red Lodge, MT 59068

Request must be in writing. $2.00 certification fee, plus: marriage - $3.00, divorce - $.50 per page for first 5 pages and $.25 per page thereafter.

Carter

County Courthouse
Box 315
Ekalaka, MT 59324

Request must be in writing. $2.00 certification fee plus: marriage -$2.50, divorce - $.50 per page for the first 5 pages and $.25 per page thereafter.

Cascade

County Courthouse
Great Falls, MT 59401

“NO”

Chouteau

County Courthouse
Fort Benton, MT 59442

“NO”

Custer

County Courthouse
1010 Main
Miles City, MT 59301

No records available - requests must be made to the State BVS.

Daniels

County Courthouse
Scobey, MT 59263

Dawson

County Courthouse
207 W Bell
Glendive, MT 59330

No records available - requests must be made to the State BVS.

Deer Lodge

County Courthouse
Anaconda, MT 59711

(FREE)

Fallon

County Courthouse
Box 1521
Baker, MT 59313

“YES”

Fee must be paid in advance. $2.00 certification fee plus: marriage - $2.50, divorce - $.50 per page for the first 5 pages and $.25 per page thereafter.

Fergus

County Courthouse
Box 1074
Lewistown, MT 59457

Request must be in writing.

Flathead

Birth/death:

County Courthouse Clerk & Recorder
800 S Main
Kalispell, MT 59901

“NO”
(Birth $5.00, death $3.00)

Marriage/divorce:

Clerk of Court
800 S Main
Kalispell, MT 59901

“YES”
($2.00 plus $0.50 per page)

Gallatin

Clerk & Recorder of Gallatin County
PO Bx 1905
Bozeman, MT 59715

Garfield

County Courthouse
Box 8
Jordan, MT 59337

(Marriage/divorce $2.00) Written request with reason. They will bill SSA.

Glacier

County Courthouse
Cut Bank, MT 59427

(FREE)

Golden Valley

County Courthouse
Box 10
Ryegate, MT 59074

“YES”

(Marriage/divorce $2.00) Request in writing.

Granite

County Courthouse
Philipsburg, MT 59858

(FREE)

Hill

County Courthouse
Havre, MT 59501

“NO”

Jefferson

County Courthouse
Boulder, MT 59632

“NO”

Judith Basin

County Courthouse
Stanford, MT 59479

Need a signed release and written explanation for request.

Lake

Birth/death:

Clerk & Recorder
106 4th Avenue
Polson, MT 59860

“YES”
(Birth $5.00, death $3.00)

Marriage/divorce: Clerk of Court

106 4th Avenue
Polson, MT 59860

($2.00 plus $0.50 per copy)

Lewis & Clark

County Courthouse
Helena, MT 59601

“NO”

Liberty

County Courthouse
Chester, MT 59522

“NO”

Lincoln

Birth/death:

Clerk & Recorder
512 California
Libby, MT 59923

“YES”
(Birth $5.00, death $3.00)

Marriage/divorce:

Clerk of Court
512 California
Libby, MT 59923

“YES”
($2.00 plus $0.50 per page)

McCone

County Courthouse
Bx 190
Circle, MT 59215

Request must be in writing with reason. Write or fax ((406) 485-2689) request, you may be charged. Cost for marriage/divorce is $.50 per page for the first 5 pages and $.25 per page thereafter plus a $2.00 certification fee.

Madison

County Courthouse
Virginia City, MT 59755

Meagher

County Courthouse
White Sulpher Springs, MT 59645

“NO”

Mineral

Clerk & Recorder
Mineral County Courthouse
Superior, MT 59872

“Verify Only”

Missoula

Clerk & Recorder
Missoula County Courthouse
201 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802

Musselshell

County Courthouse
Bx 686
Roundup, MT 59072

“YES”

No charge to SSA. Request in writing with reason for request.

Park

Clerk & Recorder of Park County
PO Bx 1073
Livingston, MT 59047

Petroleum

Country Courthouse
Bx 226
Winnett, MT 59087

“YES”

Requests must be made to the State BVS. Request in writing with fee.

Phillips

County Courthouse
Malta, MT 59353

“NO”

Pondera

County Courthouse
Conrad, MT 59425

“YES” (FREE if not certified.) With fee, SSA will be billed.

Powder River

County Courthouse
Box G
Broadus, MT 59317

“NO”

($2.00 to certify plus: Marriage $2.50, divorce $.50 per page for the first 5 pages and $.25 per page thereafter.)

Powell

County Courthouse
Deer Lodge, MT 59722

Prairie

County Courthouse
Bx 125
Terry, MT 59349

“YES”

($2.00 certification fee plus $.25 a page for marriage/divorce.)

Ravalli

Clerk & Recorder
Ravalli County Courthouse
Hamilton, MT 59840

Richland

County Courthouse
201 W. Main
Sidney, MT 59270

“YES”

Requests must be made to the State BVS. Request in writing with fee.

Roosevelt

County Courthouse
Wolf Point, MT 59201

Rosebud

County Courthouse
Box 47
Forsyth, MT 59327

“YES”
Requests must be in writing.

Sanders

Clerk & Recorder
Sanders County Courthouse
Thompson Falls, MT 59873

Sheridan

County Courthouse
Plentywood, MT 59254

Silverbow

County Courthouse
Butte, MT 59701

(FREE)

Stillwater

County Courthouse
Box 367
Columbus, MT 59019

“YES”

Requests must be in writing. (For marriage/divorce, there is a $2.00 certification fee plus $.50 per page for the first 5 pages and $.25 per page thereafter.)

Sweet Grass

Clerk & Recorder of Sweet Grass County
PO Bx 460
Big Timber, MT 59011

Teton

County Courthouse
Choteau, MT 59422

Verify only.

Toole

County Courthouse
Shelby, MT 59422

Treasure

County Courthouse
Box 392
Hysham, MT 59038

“YES”

(Marriage/divorce $2.00 certification fee and $.50 per page. Request in writing with fee.)

Valley

County Courthouse
Glasgow, MT 59230

Wheatland

County Courthouse
Box 1903
Harlowton, MT 59036

“YES” (Fee charged)

Wibaux

County Courthouse
Box 199
Wibaux, MT 59353

“YES”

Yellowstone

County Courthouse
27th & 3rd
Billings, MT 59107

“NO”

FO can verify only. ($2.00 certification fee and $.50 per page for the first 5 pages, $.25 per page thereafter.)


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GN 00308.054 - Montana Vital Records - 10/06/2011
Batch run: 10/06/2011
Rev:10/06/2011