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

Missoula County, Montana Overview

Missoula County is located in the U.S. state of Montana. The county was formed in 1864 and named after a contraction of the Flathead word, “im-i-sul-e-etiku”, meaning “by or near the place of fear or ambush”, a reference to Hell Gate Canyon, in which Flathead Native Americans were sometimes attacked by Blackfeet. The county seat is Missoula. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 116,130 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,618 square miles of which 2,593 square miles is land and 25 square miles is water. Missoula County borders the following counties: Mineral County, Montana to the west; Sanders County, Montana to the northwest; Lake County, Montana to the north; Flathead County, Montana to the northeast; Powell County, Montana to the east; Granite County, Montana to the southeast; Ravalli County, Montana to the south; Idaho County, Idaho to the southwest/Pacific Time Border and Clearwater County, Idaho to the southwest/Pacific Time Border. Missoula County has 16 zip codes. The zip codes are 59820, 59821, 59823, 59825, 59826, 59833, 59834, 59846, 59847, 59851, 59801, 59802, 59803, 59804, 59808 and 59868. The most populated zip code is 59801.

Missoula County Public Records Information

The Recording Division of the Clerk and Treasurer maintains the public records for Missoula County. The online system allows you to search public records that date back to 1982 and retrieve documents back to 2001. Missoula County offers three ways to search the public record. The first is a textual search of most public records, which includes certain public contracts, proceedings of Missoula County government, real estate records (excluding surveys and plats) and certain financing statements. The second is a map based search that allows you to visually retrieve real estate records by an aerial map. The third is a textual search of all plats and certificates of surveys recorded in the office.

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Missoula County Public Records Website:

The physical address of the Missoula County Public Records Office is:

Missoula County Courthouse
200 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Email: recording@missoulacounty.us (Recording/Vital Statistics)
Email: missoulatax@missoulacounty.us (Treasurer/Motor Vehicle)
Phone: (406) 258-4847 (Treasurer)
Phone: (406) 258-4752 (Clerk and Recorder)
Fax: (406) 258-4811
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Missoula County Clerk of District Courts Office Information

The Clerk of District Court is the official keeper of all District Court records for Missoula County. These records include adoption, civil, criminal, dependent neglect, domestic relations, guardianship, juvenile, paternity, probate and sanity cases. The Clerk of District Court records date back into the 1860s. The Clerk of District Court also serves as Jury Commissioner for Missoula County. As required by statute, each May the Secretary of State provides a combined list of registered voters, licensed drivers and holders of Montana ID cards to the Clerk of District Court. The Clerk also issues, files and records all Missoula County marriage license applications and licenses. Most of the Clerk of Court records are open to the public. Records are searched daily by title companies, credit agencies, investigative agencies and the general public. Searches, copies and certified copies are provided upon request. A fee is charged for searches and copies.

Missoula County Clerk of District Courts Office Website:

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

Missoula County Courthouse, Second Floor
200 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Email: clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us
Phone: (406) 258-4780
Fax: (406) 258-4899
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Shipping Address:
199 West Pine Street,
Missoula MT 59802

Shirley Faust is the Clerk of the District Court of Missoula County. She can be contacted at (406) 258-4780 or emailed at clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us

Missoula County Clerk of District Courts Office Staffs:

Department 1

Hon. Leslie Halligan
Phone: (406) 258-4771

Katie Quam, Judicial Assistant

Katie Hendrickson, Court Reporter

Tim DeFors, Law Clerk

Department 2

Hon. Robert L. Deschamps, III
Phone: (406) 258-4772

Jessica Jacobsen, Judicial Assistant

Stephanie Morrow, Court Reporter

Charlotte Beatty, Law Clerk

Department 3

Hon. John W. Larson
Phone: (406) 258-4773

Brenda Johnson, Judicial Assistant

Cerese Parker, Court Reporter

Heather Mathews, Law Clerk

Department 4

Hon. Karen S. Townsend
Phone: (406) 258-4774

Kerry Gallagher, Judicial Assistant

Cathy Rebish, Court Reporter

Marnie McLean, Law Clerk

Brenda Desmond and Amy Rubin (Standing Masters)
Phone: (406) 258-4778
Tracey Douglas, Judicial Assistant

Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer’s Office Information

The Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer is a combined office incorporating the constitutional offices of the clerk and recorder, treasurer, surveyor, and assessor. This office also hosts the local registrar appointed by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to maintain vital records.

The Clerk and Treasurer’s Office primarily handles the collection of property taxes (real, personal, centrally assessed, and mobile homes), motor vehicle registrations and renewals, the issuance of itinerant business licenses (e.g., Christmas tree and fireworks stands), the collection and deposit of funds from other Missoula 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 of the accounting and financial reporting obligations of the Treasurer’s office are performed by the Finance Department. Additionally, the Finance Department handles the budgeting responsibilities of the Clerk and Recorder. The Finance Department also handles the accounting and financial reporting obligations of the Clerk and Recorder.

The Treasurer division of the Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer primarily works to bill and collect property taxes. The four types of property taxes billed and collected by this office are:

  • Real property taxes.
  • Personal property taxes for business equipment.
  • Centrally assessed property taxes.
  • Mobile home property taxes.

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

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

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

    Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer’s Office Website:

    The physical address of the Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer’s Office is:

    Missoula County Courthouse, First Floor
    200 W Broadway
    Missoula, MT 59802
    Email: recording@missoulacounty.us (Recording/Vital Statistics)
    Email: missoulatax@missoulacounty.us (Treasurer/Motor Vehicle)
    Phone: (406) 258-4847 (Treasurer)
    Phone: (406) 258-4752 (Clerk and Recorder)
    Fax: (406) 258-4811
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Tyler Gernant is the Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer of Missoula County. He can be contacted at (406) 258-4752 (Clerk and Recorder) or (406) 258-4847 (Treasurer) or emailed at recording@missoulacounty.us(Recording/Vital Statistics) or, missoulatax@missoulacounty.us(Treasurer/Motor Vehicle).

    Missoula, MT Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009125,919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,800
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009189
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009505
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009633
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,907
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,380
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200912,858
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,562
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20094,693
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009990
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200928,000
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009574
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009477
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200917,129
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,909
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009105
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20097,570
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,431
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009313
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,058
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,027
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,780
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009130
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200943
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,618
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009761
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009193
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009948
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200964
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200915,095
    Missoula County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Missoula 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:Missoula County Marriage License
    Location:200 West Broadway Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802
    Phone:406-523-4780

    Missoula County Clerk & Recorder’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 200 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802, United States
    Phone: 406-258-4752

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