Yellowstone County, Montana
Clerk & Recorder
Document Recording & Archives Contact Department

The Clerk And Recorder is an elected county official established by the Constitution of Montana. Statutory authority establishes the duties as providing the primary administrative function for recording and maintaining the majority of all the legal documents relating to real estate records, land descriptions, county birth and death records and the records of the Board of County Commissioners. The first Yellowstone County Clerk And Recorder took office on February 2, 1883. Currently the office records an average of about 200 documents per day.


The types of documents that are maintained in the Clerk's office include:

  • Deeds

  • Mortgages

  • Liens

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Homestead Declarations

  • Subdivision Plats

  • Certificate of Survey

  • Military Discharge

  • Federal Income Tax Liens

**Deed Scam Warning**

Recently several property owners within Yellowstone County have received an invoice/letter from an out of state entity requesting a fee for a copy of their deeds and other real estate related documents.  The fees are significant and any property owner should show caution when an unknown entity solicits property records.  You can receive a copy of your deed and other real  estate related documents at the County Clerk and Recorder’s office.  The cost to receive copies is $.50 for the first page and $.25 cents for additional pages of the document.  Please call our office with any concern or questions.