In Montana, death records are held by the Department of Public Health & Human Services. They will be released to anyone who submits an application, confirms his or her identity, and provides a reason for requesting the information. You also have the option of placing an order through a website which can access vital records from an online database if you wish.
Identification Required to Order MT Death Records
Photo ID with a signature is the preferred method of ID for ordering Montana death records. The following forms of identification can be used for this purpose:
• Driver’s License
• State ID Card
• Military ID Card
• Tribal ID Card
If you don’t have one of the forms of ID listed above, you can use two of the following forms of ID for this purpose (one piece of ID must have a signature):
Information Required to Order Montana Death Records
The following information must be provided when ordering MT death records:
Fee for Ordering Montana Death Records
The fee for a first certified copy of a death record is $12.00. Each additional copy of the same record will cost $5.00.
Order MT Death Records by Mail
Mail orders for Montana death records can be placed by sending a request to the
Office of Vital Statistics
Department of Public Health and Human Services
111 N Sanders Rm 6
PO BOX 4210
Helena MT 59604
Telephone: (406) 444-2685
Orders are usually processed and mailed within two weeks after receipt. You can call the Vital Statistics Office to check on the status of your order if you don’t receive the requested record within a reasonable amount of time.
Order MT Death Records Online
The state of Montana does not accept online orders for vital records directly. Credit card orders are processed by an independent payment processing company If you decide to place an order using this method, you will be charged a processing fee over the standard amount to order a death record.
Order Montana Death Records by Phone
Phone orders are also processed by an independent payment processing company. You can place an order using this method and pay for it by credit card. An additional fee will be added to your order.
You also have the option of ordering Montana death records from an independent website. This method may be the quickest and most convenient way to place an order, since you won’t have to wait for someone from the Vital Statistics Office to conduct a search for you.