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Finding Divorce Records in Montana

Each state regulates the granting of divorces that are filed in their jurisdiction. The divorce records are held in that state, typically at the local county courthouse level. Usually, county courthouses have a specific office, the Prothonotary Office, where the records can be found. Smaller courthouses may not have this particular office, yet they will have the records.

A request for a certified copy of a divorce record should be made at the local county courthouse where the divorce was filed and finalized. If the county name isnít known, then you can begin your search at the stateís central location for divorce records. Many states have a state repository where all records are maintained. Once you have the name of the county, you can then place your request.

Additionally, a search for current and past spouses will generate a list of the names of all spouses as well as their addresses at the time of the marriage. From this information, you can acquire the names of any counties involved and then continue your search. Additionally, you may conduct a search one county at a time if you prefer.

Divorce records are filed under the husbandís name. Basic information about the couple will be on the records including: the husbandís full name, the wifeís full name including her maiden name, the county name where the divorce was filed, the recorded filing date of the divorce, the actual date of the finalized divorce, and a certificate number for identification purposes. Some states also include the number of children the couple had under the age of eighteen at the time of the divorce proceedings.

A request for divorce records usually takes between two to ten days to be processed. Genealogical searches typically take longer depending on the amount of information that has been provided. A small fee is requested at the time of the request, but may vary from state to state.

Follow the steps here to produce a more efficient and timely search.

1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one document.
4. Include the full names of the individuals, including nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used.
5. Include the full address of the individual at the time of the divorce, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the divorce took place, include that as well.
6. Include the date that the divorce was finalized. If you do not have this piece of information available, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
7. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a daytime telephone number, as well as, an evening telephone number. You may also include a fax number or an e-mail address.
8. You should include your relationship to the individualís listed in your search request.
9. You should include the purpose of your request.
10. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well, including a driverís license number.
11. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
12. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

A list of the local county courthouses for Montana is provided here in alphabetical order.

State of Montana
Montana Vital Statistics
P. O. Box 4210
111 North Sanders
Helena, MT 59604-4210
Telephone: (406) 444-2685

Beaverhead County
Beaverhead County Clerk & Recorder
2 South Pacific St.
Cluster #3
Dillon, MT 59725
Telephone: (406) 683-2642

Big Horn County
Big Horn County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Drawer H
Hardin, MT 59034
Telephone: (406) 665-1506

Blaine County
Blaine County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 278
Chinook, MT 59523
Telephone: (406) 357-3240

Broadway County
Broadway County Clerk & Recorder
515 Broadway
Townsend, MT 59644
Telephone: (406) 266-3443

Carbon County
Carbon County Clerk
P.O. Box 948
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Telephone: (406) 446-1225

Carter County
Carter County Clerk
P.O. Box 315
Ekalaka, MT 59324-0315
Telephone: (406) 775-8749

Cascade County
Cascade County Clerk & Recorder
415 2nd Avenue North, Room 203
P. O. Box 2867
Great Falls, MT 59403
Telephone: (406) 454-6800

Chouteau County
Chouteau County Clerk & Recorder
1308 Franklin St.
Fort Benton, MT 59442
Telephone: (406) 622-3709

Custer County
Custer County Clerk
1010 Main St.
Miles City, MT 59301-3419
Telephone: (406) 232-7800

Daniels County
Daniels County Clerk
P.O. Box 247
Scobey, MT 59263
Telephone: (406) 487-5561

Dawson County
Dawson County Clerk
207 W. Bell St.
Glendive, MT 59330-1616
Telephone: (406) 377-3058

Deer Lodge County
Deer Lodge County Clerk
800 S. Main St.
Anaconda, MT 59711-2999
Telephone: (406) 463-8421

Fallon County
Fallon County Clerk
10 West Fallon Avenue , P.O. Box 846
Baker, MT 59313
Telephone: (406) 778-2883

Fergus County
Fergus County Clerk
712 W. Main St.
Lewistown, MT 59457-2562
Telephone: (406) 538-5119

Flathead County
Flathead County Clerk
800 S. Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901-5435
Telephone: (406) 758-5526

Gallatin County
Gallatin County Clerk
311 W. Main St.
Bozeman, MT 59715-4576
Telephone: (406) 582-1430

Garfield County
Garfield County Clerk
P.O. Box 7
Jordan, MT 59337
Telephone: (406) 557-2760

Glacier County
Glacier County Clerk
512 E. Main St.
Cut Bank, MT 59427-3016
Telephone: (406) 873-5063

Golden Valley County
Golden Valley County Clerk
107 Kemp
Ryegate, MT 59074
Telephone: (406) 568-2231

Granite County
Granite County Clerk
P.O. Box J
Phillipsburg, MT 59858
Telephone: (406) 859-3771

Hill County
Hill County Clerk
County Courthouse
315 4th St.
Havre, MT 59501
Telephone: (406) 265-5481

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Clerk
P.O. Box H
Boulder, MT 59632
Telephone: (406) 225-4020

Judith Basin County
Judith Basin County Clerk
P.O. Box 427
Stanford, MT 59479
Telephone: (406) 566-2250

Lake County
Lake County Clerk
106 4th Ave.
Polson, MT 59860-2125
Telephone: (406) 883-6211

Lewis & Clark County
Lewis & Clark County Clerk
316 N. Park
Helena, MT 59601-5059
Telephone: (406) 447-8200

Liberty County
Liberty County Clerk
P.O. Box 459
Chester, MT 59522
Telephone: (406) 759-5365

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Clerk
512 California Ave.
Libby, MT 59923-1942
Telephone: (406) 293-7781

Madison County
Madison County Clerk & Recorder
110 West Wallace Street
Virginia City, MT 59755
Telephone: (406) 843-5392

McCone County
McCone County Clerk
P.O. Box 199
Circle, MT 59215
Telephone: (406) 485-3505

Meagher County
Meagher County Clerk
P.O. Box 309
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645
Telephone: (406) 547-3612

Mineral County
Mineral County Clerk
P.O. Box 550
Superior, MT 59872-0550
Telephone: (406) 822-4541

Missoula County
Missoula County Clerk & Recorder
Missoula, MT 59802-4292
Telephone: (406) 721-5700

Musselshell County
Musselshell County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 686
Roundup, MT 59072
Telephone: (406) 323-1413

Park County
Park County Clerk & Recorder
414 East Callender
Livingston, MT 59047-2746
Telephone: (406) 222-6120

Petroleum County
Petroleum County Clerk & Recorder
201 East Main
P.O. Box 226
Winnett, MT 59087
Telephone: (406) 429-5311

Phillips County
Phillips County Clerk & Recorder
314 Second Avenue West
Malta, MT 59538
Telephone: (406) 654-2429

Pondera County
Pondera County Clerk
20 4th Ave. SW
Conrad, MT 59425-2340
Telephone: (406) 278-4000

Powder River County
Powder River Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box J
Broadus, MT 59317
Telephone: (406) 436-2657

Powell County
Powell County Clerk
409 Missouri Ave.
Deer Lodge, MT 59722-1084
Telephone: (406) 846-3680

Prairie County
Prairie County Clerk
P.O. Box 125
Terry, MT 59349-0125
Telephone: (406) 637-5575

Ravalli County
Ravalli County Clerk
Courthouse Box 5002
Hamilton, MT 59840
Telephone: (406) 375-6214

Richland County
Richland County Clerk
201 W. Main St.
Sidney, MT 59270-4035
Telephone: (406) 482-1708

Roosevelt County
Roosevelt County Clerk
400 2nd Ave. S
Wolf Point, MT 59201-1605
Telephone: (406) 653-1590

Rosebud County
Rosebud County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 48
Forsyth, MT 59327
Telephone: (406) 356-2251

Sanders County
Sanders County Clerk
P.O. Box 519
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
Telephone: (406) 827-4392

Sheridan County
Sheridan County Clerk
100 W. Laurel Ave.
Plentywood, MT 59254-1619
Telephone: (406) 765-2310

Silver Bow County
Silver Bow County Clerk
155 W. Granite St.
Butte, MT 59701-9256
Telephone: (406) 723-8262

Stillwater County
Stillwater County Clerk
P.O. Box 149
Columbus, MT 59019
Telephone: (406) 322-4546

Sweet Grass County
Sweet Grass County Clerk
P.O. Box 460
Big Timber, MT 59011
Telephone: (406) 932-5152

Teton County
Teton County Clerk
P.O. Box 610
Choteau, MT 59422-0610
Telephone: (406) 466-2151

Toole County
Toole County Clerk
226 1st St. S
Shelby, MT 59474-1920
Telephone: (406) 434-5121

Treasure County
Treasure County Clerk
P.O. Box 392
Hysham, MT 59038
Telephone: (406) 342-5547

Valley County
Valley County Clerk
501 Court Square #2
Glasgow, MT 59230
Telephone: (406) 228-8221 Ext. 21 & 23

Wheatland County
Wheatland County Clerk
P.O. Box 1903
Harlowton, MT 59036
Telephone: (406) 632-4891

Wibaux County
Wibaux County Clerk & Recorder
200 South Wibaux
Wibaux, MT 59353
Telephone: (406) 795-2481

Yellowstone County
Yellowstone County Clerk
P.O. Box 35001
Billings, MT 59107-5001
Telephone: (406) 256-2787

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