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Montana Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Montana, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

MONTANA STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(406) 444-2511

MONTANA STATE WEB SITE:
www.discoveringmontanta.com

Governor's Office

Attorney General's Office

Legislative Records
Criminal Records
Montana Department of Justice
Criminal History Records
303 N. Roberts
Helena MT 59620
(406) 444-3625
(406) 444-0689 (fax)
www.doj.state.mt.us

E-CriminalBackgroundCheck.net

Driving Records
Motor Vehicles Division
Drivers Services
PO Box 201430
Helena MT 59620
(406) 444-4590
(406) 444-1631 (fax)

Vehicle Ownership Information
Department of Justice
Title and Registration Bureau
1032 Buckskin Drive
Deer Lodge MT 59722
(406) 846-6000
(406) 846-6039 (fax)
www.doj.state.mt.us/driving/vehicletitleregistration.asp

Vital Statistics
(birth, death) [marriage, divorce records available only at county level]
Montana Department of Health
Vital Statistics
PO Box 4210
Helena MT 59604
(406) 444-2685
(406) 444-1803 (fax)
https://dphhs.mt.gov/dph_12.htm

Business/Corporate Records
Business Services Bureau
Secretary of State
PO Box 202801
Helena MT 59620
(406) 444-3665
(406) 444-3976 (fax)

Workers Compensation Information
State Compensation Fund
PO Box 4759
Helena MT 59604-4750
(406) 444-6500
(406) 444-7796 (fax)
www.montanastatefund.com

UCCs and Federal Tax Liens
(state tax liens available at county level only)
Business Services Bureau
Secretary of State
PO Box 202801
Helena MT 59620-2801
(406) 444-1212
(406) 444-3976 (fax)


It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!

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City-County Cross Index

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
800 S. Main
Anaconda, MT 59711
(406) 563-4060

Beaverhead County
2 S. Pacific
Dillon, MT 59725
(406) 683-3725

Big Horn County
P.O. Box 908
Hardin, MT 59034
(406) 665-9750

Blaine County
P.O. Box 278
Chinook, MT 59523
(406) 357-3230

Broadway County
515 Broadway
Townsend, MT 59644
(406) 266-9236

Butte-Silver Bow County
155 W. Granite
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 723-8262

Carbon County
P.O. Box 887
Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-1225

Carter County
P.O. Box 315
Ekalaka, MT 59324
(406) 775-8714

Cascade County
P.O. Box 2867
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 454-6780

Chouteau County
P.O. Box 459
Fort Benton, MT 59442
(406) 622-5024

Custer County
1010 Main St.
Miles City, MT 59301-3419
(406) 874-3326

Daniels County
P.O. Box 247
Scobey, MT 59263
(406) 487-2651

Dawson County
207 W. Bell St.
Glendive, MT 59330
(406) 377-3967

Deer Lodge County
800 S. Main St.
Anaconda, MT 59711
(406) 563-4041

Fallon County
P.O. Box 846
Baker, MT 59313
(406) 778-2815

Fergus County
712 W. Main St.
Lewistown, MT 59457
(406) 538-5026

Flathead County
800 S. Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901-5400
(406) 758-5660

Gallatin County
311 W. Main St., Room 204
Bozeman, MT 59715-4576
(406) 582-2165

Garfield County
County Courthouse, Box 7
Jordan, MT 59337
(406) 557-6254

Glacier County
512 E. Main St.
Cut Bank, MT 59427
(406) 873-5063

Golden Valley County
107 Kemp
Ryegate, MT 59074
(406) 568-2231

Granite County
P.O. Box 925
Phillipsburg, MT 59858
(406) 859-3712

Hill County
County Courthouse
315 4th St.
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 265-5481

Jefferson County
P.O. Box H
Boulder, MT 59632
(406) 225-4041

Judith Basin County
P.O. Box 427
Stanford, MT 59479
(406) 566-2277

Lake County
106 4th Ave. E
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-7254

Lewis & Clark County
316 N. Park
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 447-8216

Liberty County
P.O. Box 459
Chester, MT 59522
(406) 759-5615

Lincoln County
512 California Ave.
Libby, MT 59923
(406) 293-7781

Madison County
P.O. Box 366
Virginia City, MT 59755
(406) 843-4230

McCone County
P.O. Box 199
Circle, MT 59215
(406) 485-3410

Meagher County
P.O. Box 309
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645
(406) 547-3612

Mineral County
P.O. Box 550
Superior, MT 59872
(406) 822-3538

Missoula County
200 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 258-4740

Musselshell County
506 Main St.
Roundup, MT 59072
(406) 323-1413

Park County
P.O. Box 437
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-4125

Petroleum County
P.O. Box 226
Winnett, MT 59087
(406) 429-5311

Phillips County
P.O. Box 360
Malta, MT 59538
(406) 654-1023

Pondera County
20 4th Ave. SW
Conrad, MT 59425
(406) 271-4026

Powder River County
Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 270
Broadus, MT 59317
(406) 436-2320

Powell County
409 Missouri Ave.
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406) 846-3680

Prairie County
P.O. Box 125
Terry, MT 59349-0125
(407) 635-5575

Ravalli County
Courthouse Box 5002
Hamilton, MT 59840
(406) 375-6214

Richland County
201 W. Main St.
Sidney, MT 59270
(406) 433-1709

Roosevelt County
400 2nd Ave. S
Wolf Point, MT 59201
(406) 653-6266

Rosebud County
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 47
Forsyth, MT 59327
(406) 356-7322

Sanders County
P.O. Box 519
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
(406) 827-6962

Sheridan County
100 W. Laurel Ave.
Plentywood, MT 59254
(406) 765-3404

Silver Bow County
155 W. Granite St.
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 497-6350

Stillwater County
P.O. Box 149
Columbus MT 59019
(406) 322-8030

Sweet Grass County
P.O. Box 460
Big Timber, MT 59011
(406) 932-5154

Teton County
P.O. Box 610
Choteau, MT 59422
(406) 466-2909

Toole County
226 1st St. S
Shelby, MT 59474
(406) 424-8330

Treasure County
P.O. Box 392
Hysham, MT 59038
(406) 342-5547

Valley County
501 Court Square
Glasgow, MT 59230
(406) 228-6268

Wheatland County
P.O. Box 1903
Harlowton, MT 59036-1903
(406) 632-4893

Wibaux County
P.O. Box 199
Wibaux, MT 59353
(406) 796-2484

Yellowstone County
P.O. Box 35001
Billings, MT 59107
(406) 256-2862

ONLINE: Clerk & Recorder
www.co.yellowstone.mt.us/clerk/search.asp