The Clerk and Recorder’s Office retains public records pertaining to land/ownership, as well as birth and death records. For assistance with the below records please visit the appropriate departments’ webpage for more information:
- Marriage License/Divorce, Wedding Officiating, Civil Matters, (Felony) Criminal Matters – District Court
- Vehicle Registration/Titling, Motor Home Titles – Motor Vehicle Department
- Misdemeanor Criminal Matters, Traffic Citations (Outside City Limits) – Justice Court
- Misdemeanor Criminal Matters, Traffic Citations (Within City Limits) – City Court
- Zoning, Subdivision Regulation Administration – Planning
- Voter Registration, Election Questions – Election Department
Order a birth certificate online using a credit card (This service is offered by Missoula County but can provide certificates for any Montana county)
Plat Room Reopens March 1. See restrictions here.
Starting March 1st the plat room in the Gallatin County Clerk & Recorder’s Office will be open to the public with the following restrictions:
1. The public may use the plat room by appointment only. Customers must call ahead to check for availability.
2. Appointments can be made for times between 9:00AM and 11:00AM in the morning and 1:00PM and 3:00PM in the afternoon.
3. Only one individual is allowed in the plat room at a time besides Clerk & Recorder staff.
4. Appointments can be made in ½ hour increments to a maximum of 1 hour long.
5. Face coverings are required to enter the plat room.
6. No sick individual will be allowed to enter the plat room.
7. To make an appointment please call 406-582-3050.
Documents may be submitted electronically to the Gallatin County Clerk & Recorder's Office for recording through any of the following third-party vendors:
Protect your Real Property Interest with Fraud Guard
This is a free service provided to you by the Gallatin County Clerk & Recorder’s office. With this service, you are notified of any filing or recording of a document in our office that names you as a grantee or grantor that may be fraudulent. You simply enter any variations of your name or business with additional contact information and you will receive email notification automatically. You can sign up now by clicking on the Fraud Guard link located above.
As of October 1, 2011, Non-Standard document recording fees have changed - Non-standard recording fees changed on October 1, 2011. The new fee is an additional flat $10 per document fee, over and above the standard $7 per page fee, for documents that do not meet the document standards set out in 7-4-2636 MCA(2011).
All transfers of interest in real property must be accompanied by a fully completed Montana Realty Transfer Certificate (RTC) to be recorded. The downloadable RTC form shown above can be filled in online and printed to submit with your document.
*Current fee schedule and document standards checklist went into effect July 1, 2019 and are available for download on this page.
Birth and Death Records
As of October 1, 2006, federal and state regulations require that this office have a copy of a photo ID for any person requesting birth or death records. If you are making your request by mail, please include a copy of both sides of your photo identification. If you don’t have a picture ID, see the request form for other acceptable types of identification.
The birth and death certificate request forms linked on this page can be filled in online and printed out for your convenience. Fees are $8.00 per copy of a birth certificate and $5.00 per copy of a death certificate. Please mail the form and identification to our office with the appropriate fee in U.S. funds by cash, check or money order.
Who can order a Birth Certificate?
Only those authorized by 50-15-121 MCA and 37.8.126 ARM, which includes the registrant (14 years old or older), the registrant’s spouse, children (with proof of relationship), parents, grandparents (with proof of relationship), a caretaker relative, guardian, an authorized representative, or those who provide documentation showing it is needed for determination or protection of the individuals personal or property rights. Proof of relationship, guardianship, caretaker relative, or authorization is required to obtain a certified copy of a birth record.
Step-relatives, in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, ex-spouses, foster parents, and a natural parent of an adoptive child are not eligible to receive a certified copy of a birth certificate.
County Clerk and Recorder/Surveyor