Yellowstone County MT

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

Yellowstone County, Montana Overview

Yellowstone County is located in the U.S. state of Montana. The county was formed in 1893 and named after The Yellowstone River, named in turn for the yellow rocks found along its shores. The county seat is Billings. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2018, the county has a population of approximately 158,980 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,649 square miles of which 2,633 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water. Yellowstone County borders the following counties: Musselshell County to the north; Rosebud County to the northeast; Treasure County to the east; Big Horn County to the southeast; Carbon County to the southwest; Stillwater County to the west and Golden Valley County to the northwest. Yellowstone County has 15 zip codes. The zip codes are 59002, 59006, 59101, 59102, 59105, 59106, 59015, 59024, 59037, 59041, 59044, 59057, 59064, 59079 and 59088. The most populated zip code is 59102.

Yellowstone County Clerk of District Courts Office Information

The Clerk of the District Court is an elected position with a four-year term. The Clerk of District Courts is the custodian of the District Court records. The Clerk of District Court is responsible for filing and maintenance of legal records related to:

  • Civil actions
  • Probate and estate records
  • Felony/misdemeanor criminal actions
  • Adoptions
  • Family relations
  • Juvenile matters
  • Estates, guardianships, and conservatorships

In addition, the Clerk of the District Courts is also responsible for issuing marriage licenses and processing passport applications. The Clerk of the Court also maintains all marriage records. The Clerk of District Court cannot accept cash in sums over $2500.00. If you are paying a fine, fee or bond for an amount over $2500.00 it will need to be in the form or a money order, cashier’s check or credit card.

To know more about the fee schedule of Yellowstone County Clerk of District Courts, visit the following link:

To know about searches and copies, visit the link below:

Yellowstone County Clerk of District Courts Office Website:

The mailing address of the Yellowstone County Clerk of District Courts Office is:

P.O. Box 35030
Billings, MT 59107

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

217N. 27th Street, Rm 702, 703 and 704
Billings, MT 59107
Email: DC-Questions@co.yellowstone.mt.gov
Phone: (406) 256-2851
Fax: (406) 256-2995
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Terry Halpin is the District Court Clerk and Jury Commissioner of Yellowstone County. He can be contacted at (406) 256-2851 or emailed at DC-Questions@co.yellowstone.mt.gov

Additional Email Contacts:

Jury Duty
Email: DC-JuryDuty@co.yellowstone.mt.gov

Record Searches:
Email: DC-RecordSearch@co.yellowstone.mt.gov

Case Filings
Email: DC-CaseFiling@co.yellowstone.mt.gov

Fines and Fees
Email: DC-FinesandFees@co.yellowstone.mt.gov

Yellowstone County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Information

The Clerk and Recorder is an elected county official established by the Constitution of Montana. Statutory authority establishes the duties as providing the primary administrative function for recording and maintaining the majority of all 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 types of documents that are maintained in the Clerk’s office include:

  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Liens
  • Powers of attorney
  • Homestead declarations
  • Subdivision plats
  • Certificate of survey
  • Military discharges
  • Federal income tax liens

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 download the Realty Transfer Certificate, visit the following link:

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

To access Clerk and Recorder Document Search Online, follow the link below:

Yellowstone County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Website:

The mailing address of the Yellowstone County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is:

P.O. Box 35001
Billings, MT 59107

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

217N. 27th Street, Rm 401
Billings, MT 59107
Email: jmartin@co.yellowstone.mt.gov
Phone: (406) 256-2785
Fax: (406) 256-2736
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jeff Martin is the Clerk and Recorder of Yellowstone County. He can be contacted at (406) 256-2785 or emailed at jmartin@co.yellowstone.mt.gov

Yellowstone, MT Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009179,346
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200912,184
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009205
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009363
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,171
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20092,123
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,886
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200916,014
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,519
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20095,251
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009904
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200946,072
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009258
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009516
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200920,073
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,533
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009156
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200914,959
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,630
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009132
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20092,513
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,125
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20094,706
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200967
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009490
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20094,732
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009695
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,606
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009114
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200922,972
Yellowstone County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Yellowstone 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:Yellowstone County Marriage License
Location:Cor. 3Rd & 27Th St, Billings, Montana, 59107
Phone:406-256-2869

Yellowstone County Clerk & Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 217 N 27th St #401, Billings, MT 59101, United States
Phone: 406-256-2785

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