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

Stillwater County, Montana Overview

Stillwater County is located in the U.S. state of Montana. The county was formed in 1913 and named after Stillwater River. The county seat is Columbus. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 9,486 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,805 square miles of which 1,795 square miles is land and 9.2 square miles is water. Stillwater County borders the following counties: Golden Valley County to the north; Yellowstone County to the east; Carbon County to the south; Park County to the southwest and Sweet Grass County to the west. Stillwater County has 10 zip codes. The zip codes are 59821, 59831, 59844, 59845, 59848, 59853, 59856, 59859, 59873 and 59874. The most populated zip code is 59859.

Stillwater County Clerk of District Courts Office Information

The Clerk of District Court is the official keeper of all District Court records for Stillwater County. These records include adoption, civil, criminal, dependent neglect, domestic relations, guardianship, juvenile, paternity, probate and sanity cases. The Clerk also issues, files and records all marriage applications and licenses in Stillwater County. The Clerk of District Court also serves as Jury Commissioner for Stillwater County. The Clerk of District Court selects jurors for the City, Justice and District Court Judges. Passport applications are processed in this office. Majority of the Clerk of Court records are open to the public.

Stillwater County Clerk of District Courts Office Website:

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

P.O. Box 367
Columbus, MT 59019-0367

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

Stillwater County Courthouse, Third Floor
400 East 3rd Avenue North
Columbus, MT 59019-0367
Email: sfox3@mt.gov
Phone: (406) 322-8030
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sandy Fox is the Clerk of District Courts of Stillwater County. She can be contacted at (406) 322-8030 or emailed at sfox3@mt.gov

Stillwater County Clerk of District Courts Office Staff:

Melissa Ranstrom, Chief Deputy Clerk
Email: mranstrom@mt.gov

Stillwater County Clerk and Recorder / Election Administrator’s Office Information

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is the keeper of public records. Birth certificates, death certificates, military discharge certificates, deeds, mortgages, certificates of survey, liens, and powers of attorney and many miscellaneous legal documents recorded, filed, and maintained by the Clerk and Recorder. All the documents recorded by at the Clerk and Recorder’s Office are classified as a permanent record. Most of the records at the Clerk and Recorder’s Office are open to the public.

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

Stillwater County Clerk and Recorder / Election Administrator’s Office Website:

The mailing address of the Stillwater County Clerk and Recorder / Election Administrator’s Office is:

P.O. Box 149
Columbus, MT 59019

The physical address of the Stillwater County Clerk and Recorder / Election Administrator’s Office is:

Stillwater County Courthouse, Second Floor
400 East 3rd Avenue North
Columbus, MT 59019
Email: hstadel@stillwater.mt.gov
Phone: (406) 322-8000
Fax: (406) 322-8069
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Heidi Stadel is the Clerk and Recorder and Election Administrator of Stillwater County. She can be contacted at (406) 322-8000 or emailed at hstadel@stillwater.mt.gov

Stillwater County Clerk and Recorder / Election Administrator’s Office Staffs:

Rebecca Carter, Assistant Clerk
Email: rcarter@stillwater.mt.gov

Lynn Robinson, Assistant Clerk
Email: lrobinson@stillwater.mt.gov

Stillwater, MT Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200910,502
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009671
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009247
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,136
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200948
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009238
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,056
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,226
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009287
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009991
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009224
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009146
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009228
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009238
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200912
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200995
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009808
Stillwater County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Stillwater 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:Stillwater County Marriage License
Location:400 3Rd Ave N., Columbus, Montana, 59019
Phone:406-322-5332

Stillwater County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 400 E 3rd Ave N, Columbus, MT 59019, United States
Phone: 406-322-8000

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