Montana Death Records Search

The Montana State Vital Records Office holds the honor of retaining birth and death records since 1907.
Within the state of Montana, you will find all death records are public. You can request your certificate in-person at the County Courthouse Records or order one online or over the phone.

To obtain any certified death certificate, you must be able to provide appropriate forms of ID (i.e.: Driver’s License, State I.D. Card, Passport, and/or Military ID, etc.). You must furnish these materials. A signature must be on the ID or you must provide a notarized copy of the ID.

The search fee for one death certificate (one certified copy will be provided) is $12. Each additional copy is $10. These fees can be paid by money order or check to “Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.”

Death certificates are available:
By mail – by sending the fee and necessary information to:
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
P. O. Box 4210
111 North Sanders, Rm. 209
Helena, MT 59604-4210

Please note: Please allow for two to four weeks for delivery. All fees are deposited upon receipt.
In Person – Any member of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will be able to service you.
Electronically – Through Vital Chek using an approved credit card. Additional fees for shipping and a charge of $9.95 will apply. If you should experience problems with the online ordering, please call Vital Chek at 1-800-255-2414 or 1-800-669-8312 for assistance.

Questions – Call (406) 444-2685 to speak to them by phone or Fax: (406) 444-1803 -3016.