Death Certificates

Select the link below for the actual Death Certificate Application.

Death Certificate Application

What do I need to provide to get a certified copy of a Death Certificate?

  • Submit a written request by mail or in person, and pay the required fee at the time of the request.
  • Provide your signature and the date
  •  Provide the appropriate fee
  • Provide the address to which you want the certificate returned
  • Provide your daytime telephone number in case we need to reach you
  • COPY OF A PHOTO ID WITH SIGNATURE (REQUIRED AS OF OCT. 1, 2006) (See application for more details)

How can I get a non-certified copy of a Death Certificate?

  •  You must submit a written request by mail or in person, and pay the required fee at the time of the request.

How do I know if I need a certified copy?

  •  Certified copies are generally required for legal purposes, such as transferring title to a motor vehicle, or social security or veteran’s administration paperwork. A certified copy bears the signature and the raised seal of the Clerk and Recorder’s office.
  •  Non-certified or informational copies are generally used for genealogy purposes or to provide a copy to family members. The non-certified copy will have the work “Information Only” stamped in red ink across the face.

What information is helpful to fulfill request?

  • Name of individual
  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Place of birth
  • Parent’s nemes
  • Occupation
  • Spouse’s
  • Your relationship to the decedent

What are the fees for a death record?

  • Certified Copy: $15.00 for the first copy, $6.00 for each additional copy ordered the same time as the first (non-refundable)
  • Non-certified copy: $.50 (non-refundable)
  • Searches: $.50 for each year. (An informational copy will be issued if record is found) (non-refundable)

Where do I mail my request?

  •  Liberty County Clerk and Recorder P.O. Box 459
  •  Chester MT, 59522

When will I receive my requested certificate?

  •   Copies of death certificates are sent back via regular postal service mail within 24 hours of receiving the request. If we are unable to furnish the certificate or need clarification of your request, we will call you if you have included your telephone number in the request.


If you need further information, you may call the Clerk and Recorder’s office at (406) 759-5365.

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