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

Fergus County, Montana Overview

Fergus County is located in the U.S. state of Montana. The county was formed in 1885 and named after Andrew Fergus, one of the first settlers in the county. The county seat is Lewistown. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 11,413 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,350 square miles of which 4,340 square miles is land and 11 square miles is water. Fergus County borders the following counties: Chouteau County, Montana to the northwest; Blaine County, Montana to the north; Phillips County, Montana to the northeast; Petroleum County, Montana to the east; Musselshell County, Montana to the southeast; Golden Valley County, Montana to the south; Wheatland County, Montana to the southwest and Judith Basin County, Montana to the west. Fergus County has 11 zip codes. The zip codes are 59418, 59424, 59430, 59441, 59032, 59451, 59453, 59457, 59464, 59471 and 59489. The most populated zip code is 59457.

Fergus County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The Clerk of District Court’s office is the “Hub” of the Judicial System. In addition to keeping the records for the District Court and performing the duties prescribed by statute, the Clerk of the District Court is responsible for the safekeeping of the records and disposes of all papers and records filed in the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk of District Court attends all hearings held by the court and keeps minutes, of all the proceedings of the court.

The Clerk of District Court issues all process and notices required to be issued. This office also enters all orders, judgements’, and decrees in the files and judgement docket. The Clerk of District Court must maintain and safe keep records of all register of actions for each case filed in District Court. The Clerk of District Court also keeps itemized records of all fees received by the court.

The Clerk of Court also serves as the jury commissioner for Fergus County. Jurors are empanelled from July 1st of the given year thru June 30th of the following year. Additionally, the Clerk of District Court issues marriage licenses and is also the local passport acceptance agent.

Fergus County Clerk of Courts Office Website:

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

712 W Main Street
Suite 303
Lewistown, MT 59457
Email: phsmith@mt.gov
Phone: (406) 535-5026
Fax: (406) 535-6076
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Phyllis D Smith is the Clerk of Courts of Fergus County. He can be contacted (406) 535-5026 or emailed at phsmith@mt.gov

Fergus County Clerk of Courts Office Staffs:

Lindsay M. Williams, Deputy

Brenda Snapp, Office Manager/Deputy

Fergus County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Information

The Fergus County Clerk and Recorder is responsible for recording and maintaining various legal documents relating to real estate records, land descriptions, county birth and death records and the records of the Board of County Commissioners. The County Clerk and Recorder also acts as the Election Administrator of Fergus County. As Election Administrator, the Clerk oversees all aspects of the primary, local, and general elections.

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:

Fergus County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Website:

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

712 W Main, Suite 204
Lewistown, MT 59457
Email: clerkrecorder@co.fergus.mt.us
Phone: (406) 535-5242
Fax: (406) 535-9023
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rana J Wichman is the County Clerk and Recorder and Election Administrator of Fergus County. He can be contacted at (406) 535-5242 or emailed at clerkrecorder@co.fergus.mt.us

Fergus County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Staffs:

Reid Evans, Office Clerk

Joni Flesch, Administrative Assistant

Fergus, MT Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200913,940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009479
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009347
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200990
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009284
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009437
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,287
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,650
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009120
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,630
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009235
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009213
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009518
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009405
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200980
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200975
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,223
Fergus County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Fergus 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:Fergus County Marriage License
Location:712 West Main Street, Lewistown, Montana, 59457
Phone:406-535-5026

Fergus County Recorder’s Office

Address: 712 W Main, Suite 204 Lewistown MT 59457, USA
Phone: 406-535-5242

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