Birth & Death Certificates
As of October 1, 2006, federal and state regulations require that this office have a copy of a photo ID for any person requesting birth or death records.
Cost of a certified birth certificate is $5.00 and a Certified death certificate is $3.00 for the first copy, $3.00 for each additional copy of the same record.
REQUEST CERTIFICATE BY MAIL
If you are making your request by mail, please include a copy of both sides of your photo identification. If you don’t have a picture ID, see the request form for other acceptable types of identification
Please mail the form and identification to our office with the appropriate fee in U.S. funds by cash, check or money order to:
Clerk & Recorder
PO Box 888
Big Timber, MT 59011
WHO CAN ORDER A BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
Only those authorized by 50-15-121 MCA and 37.8.126 ARM, which includes the registrant (14 years old or older), the registrant’s spouse, children (with proof of relationship), parents, grandparents (with proof of relationship), a caretaker relative, guardian, an authorized representative, or those who provide documentation showing it is needed for determination or protection of the individuals personal or property rights. Proof of relationship, guardianship, caretaker relative, or authorization is required to obtain a certify copy of a birth record.
Step-relatives, in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, ex-spouses, and a natural parent of an adoptive child are not eligible to receive a certified copy of a birth certificate.