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

Dawson County, Montana Overview

Dawson County is located in the U.S. state of Montana. The county was formed in 1865 and named after Andrew Dawson, a trapping official and major in the United States Army. The county seat is Glendive. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 9,625 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,383 square miles of which 2,372 square miles is land and 11 square miles is water. Dawson County borders the following counties: Richland County, Montana to the north; Wibaux County, Montana to the east; Prairie County, Montana to the south and McCone County, Montana to the west. Dawson County has seven zip codes. The zip codes are 59315, 59215, 59326, 59330, 59339, 59259 and 59262. The most populated zip code is 59330.

Dawson County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The Clerk of District Court is a sworn public servant who, by constitutional and statutory authority, provides the primary administrative function for the District Court of the 7th Judicial District Court. The office serves as the direct link between the public and the courts.

The case types filed in this office are:

  • Civil (DV)
  • Domestic Relations (DR)
  • Paternity (DF)
  • Criminal (DC)
  • Probate (DP)
  • Guardian/Conservator (DG)
  • Adoptions (DA)
  • Juvenile (DJ)
  • Dependent / Neglected (DN)
  • Developmentally Disabled (DD)
  • Mentally Ill (DI)
  • Investigative Subpoena (IS)
  • Marriage Licenses are issued (ML)

    Dawson County Clerk of Courts Office Website:

    The physical address of the Dawson County Clerk of Courts Office is:

    207 W. Bell St.
    Glendive, MT 59330
    Email: thelmuth@mt.gov
    Phone: (406) 377-3967
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Tammy Helmuth is the Clerk of Courts of Dawson County. She can be contacted (406) 377-3967 or emailed at thelmuth@mt.gov

    Dawson County District Courts Office Staff:

    Tracey Rod, Deputy
    Phone: (406) 377-3967

    Dawson County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Information

    The Clerk & Recorder Office serves Dawson County by maintaining monthly accounting, a complete set of fiscal books and preparing the annual report; working with the board of commissioners including, preparing commissioner minutes, setting appointments, and working closely with commissioners in preparing and maintaining the annual County budget. This office also prepares claims and issues all warrants. The Clerk & Recorder’s office is responsible for the filing and microfilming of all documents. The documents that are recorded and available at the Clerk and Recorder Office are:

  • Deeds
  • Homestead declarations
  • Contracts
  • Mortgages
  • Deeds of trust
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Assignments
  • Satisfactions and releases
  • Power of attorney
  • Military discharges
  • Subdivision plats
  • Certificate of surveys
  • All kinds of liens

    The records date back to 1881. The documents are from handwritten to microfilm; and as of 3-21-2000 are now on computer. Any individual can search the records with a legal description or a name and obtain a chain of title from patent on. It will show all owners of the land all mortgages and liens, all mineral rights and anything else that has been filed on that property.

    To download the birth certificate request/application form, visit the following link:

    To download the death certificate request/application form, click the following link:

    To view the filing/recording fee schedule of the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, click the following link below:

    Dawson County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Website:

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

    207 W. Bell St.
    Glendive, MT 59330
    Email: kreimans@dawsoncountymontana.com
    Phone: (406) 377-3058
    Fax: (406) 377-1717
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Shirley Kreiman is the County Clerk and Recorder of Dawson County. She can be contacted at (406) 377-3058 or emailed at kreimans@dawsoncountymontana.com

    Dawson County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Staffs:

    LeAnne Cantrell, Deputy Election Administrator
    Email: cantrelll@dawsoncountymontana.com
    Phone: (406) 345-4153

    Denise Alberts, Registrar of Deeds
    Email: albertsd@dawsoncountymontana.com
    Phone: (406) 345-4154

    Cheryl Shaffer, Accounts Payable Clerk
    Email: shafferc@dawsoncountymontana.com
    Phone: (406) 345-4156

    Cindy Gregory, Payroll Administrator
    Email: gregorcyc@dawsoncountymontana.com
    Phone: (406) 345-4155

    Lisa Yakel, Assistant Payroll Admin
    Email: yakell@dawsoncountymontana.com
    Phone: (406) 345-4157

    Betty Lou Eggert, Administrator Assistant
    Email: eggertb@dawsoncountymontana.com
    Phone: (406) 345-4152

    Dawson, MT Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200911,440
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009864
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200926
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009236
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200958
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009197
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009762
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200955
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009453
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200943
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,516
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200990
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,175
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009286
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,259
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009230
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009276
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009260
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009157
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009251
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200950
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009864
    Dawson County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Dawson 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:Dawson County Marriage License
    Location:207 West Bell Street, Glendive, Montana, 59330
    Phone:406-365-2666

    Dawson County Clerk & Recorder’s Office

    Address: 207 W. Bell St. Glendive, MT 59330, USA
    Phone: 406-377-3058

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