Lookup Public Records in Broadwater CountyMontana. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Broadwater County, Montana Overview

Broadwater County is located in the U.S. state of Montana. The county was formed in 1897 and named after Charles A. Broadwater (1840-1892), a pioneer in the area and colonel in the United States Army. The county seat is Townsend. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 5,747 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,239 square miles of which 1,193 square miles is land and 46 square miles is water. Broadwater County borders the following counties: Meagher County, Montana to the east; Gallatin County, Montana to the south; Jefferson County, Montana to the west and Lewis and Clark County, Montana to the northwest. Broadwater County has five zip codes. The zip codes are 59635, 59752, 59643, 59644 and 59647. The most populated zip code is 59644.

Broadwater County Clerk of District Courts Office Information

The Broadwater County Clerk of Court provides the primary administrative function for the District Court of the Judicial District Court. The office issues marriage licenses, and handles cases related to: civil legal matters, family and domestic law, felony criminal cases, estates, guardianships, and conservatorships. In addition, this office also records marriage licenses and processes passport applications.

Broadwater County Clerk of District Courts Office Website:

The physical address of the Broadwater County Clerk of District Courts Office is:

Broadwater County Courthouse
515 Broadway St. Townsend Montana 59644
Email: vhornsveld@mt.gov
Phone: (406) 266-9234
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Val Hornsveld is the District Court Clerk of Broadwater County. He can be contacted at (406) 266-9234 or emailed at vhornsveld@mt.gov

Broadwater County Clerk of District Courts Office Staff:

Audrey Plymale, Deputy Clerk of District Court
Email: aplymale@mt.gov
Phone: (406) 266-9213

Broadwater County Clerk and Recorder / Treasurer/Superintendent of Schools and Elections Administrator’s Office Information

The primary administrative duty of the Clerk and Recorder’s Office is recording and maintaining the legal documents relating to real estate records, land descriptions, county birth and death records, and the records of the Board of County Commissioners. The documents that are recorded and filed are: deeds, mortgages, powers of attorney, military discharges, oil and gas leases, liens, certificates of surveys and subdivision plats. The Clerk and Recorder’s Office also maintains and issues birth and death certificates. In addition, the Clerk is also the Election Administrator of Broadwater County and oversees all aspects of the primary, local, and general elections.

The Treasurer’s department of Broadwater County handles the collection of property taxes (real, personal, centrally assessed, and mobile homes), motor vehicle registrations and renewals, the issuance of itinerant business licenses, the collection and deposit of funds from other Broadwater County departments, the recording and maintaining of real estate records, the filing of certain types of security interests, the maintenance of vital statistics records (e.g., birth certificates, death certificates, and veterans records), and the filing and maintaining of many public records for the County. Most recorded documents are open to the public. To search for tax records of Broadwater County, visit the following link:

Broadwater County Clerk and Recorder / Treasurer/Superintendent of Schools and Elections Administrator’s Office Website:

The physical address of the Broadwater County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is:

Broadwater County Courthouse
515 Broadway St. Townsend Montana 59644
Email: treas@co.broadwater.mt.us or, dellis@co.broadwater.mt.us
Phone: (406) 266-3445 or (406) 266-3443
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Doug Ellis is the Clerk and Recorder / Treasurer/Superintendent of Schools and Elections Administrator of Broadwater County. He can be contacted at (406) 266-3445 or (406) 266-3443 or emailed at treas@co.broadwater.mt.usor, dellis@co.broadwater.mt.us

Broadwater County Clerk and Recorder / Treasurer / Superintendent of Schools and Elections Administrator’s Office Staff:

Ann Rauser, Clerk and Recorder (Document Recording, Notary, General Assistance)
Email: arauser@co.broadwater.mt.us
Phone: (406) 266-9219

Broadwater, MT Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20095,859
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009134
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009109
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009127
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200990
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200952
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009158
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200953
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,769
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009806
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200969
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009485
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200973
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009262
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009395
Broadwater County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Broadwater County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Husband and Wife – Title 40 Chapters 1 & 2 and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Title 40 Chapter 2 Part 6
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Broadwater County Marriage License
Location:515 Broadway Street, Townsend, Montana, 59644
Phone:406-266-9236

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