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Order Official Montana Death Certificates Online From Montana Vital Recordshs.


Once your Montana death certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.


Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their death certificates and other vital record orders.


Most people place their death record order in less than 10 minutes!

Montana Vital Records - DPHHS Agency Information

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 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.

Death Search
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 $13.00 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.

Available Montana (MT) Vital Record Types

Death Certificate

A certified copy of a death record that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Montana from 1907 to present. If the event occurred prior to 1907, please contact the agency directly at 406-444-2685.

First Copy: $16.00    Additional Copies: $16.00

Death Certificate w/Apostille

An Apostille certifies the authenticity of the issuing official’s signature, which is often required by foreign embassies or consulates. An Apostille is a certification form set out in The Hague Convention abolishing the requirements of legalization for foreign public documents (1961).

First Copy: $16.00    Additional Copies: $16.00

Fast | Secure | Authorized | Affordable

VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to "skip the line" for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).

No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!