MONTANA VITAL RECORDS
The Montana Division of Vital Records (Montana Vital Records) issues certified copies of Montana birth certificates and Montana death certificates for events which occurred within the State of Montana. You may order copies of Montana vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.
NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.
MONTANA DEATH CERTIFICATES
Montana Vital Records issues only certified copies of Montana death certificates, which can typically be used to obtain death benefits, to claim insurance proceeds and for other legal purposes.
Who Can Order?
Certified copies of Montana death certificates (which include cause of death), for events that occurred within the last two years, can only be issued to the decedent's parents, spouse, child (must provide proof of relationship/legal need), legal guardian (must provide proof of guardianship) or authorized representative (must provide proof).
Copies of Montana death certificates that do not include the cause of death can be requested at any time after the date of event and can be ordered by any individual.
Anyone can request a Death Search for an event that occurred within the State of Montana. If the exact date is unknown, the fee is $10.00 for the first five years searched and $1.00 per year over the first five years searched (per individual named). A Genealogy\Informational copy of the record will be issued if found or a "No Find" letter will be sent. Death Search requests must be made by phone or fax.
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