The Clerk & Treasurer's Office is CLOSED to public entrance.
Yesterday evening Governor Bullock issued a shelter in place directive for Montana beginning at 12:01 am on Saturday, March 28th through April 10th, 2020. The directive gives local governments permission “…to designate which functions and employees are essential and exempt for the purposes of this Directive….”
What are essential services for Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer?
The following duties were identified as essential functions of the Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer’s Office:
- E-recording & maintaining recorded documents
- Issuing temporary vehicle registrations
- Issuing vital records
- Issuing mobile home moving permits
Will your office provide other services?
While our priority will be providing essential services, we will do our best to meet the needs of every customer. The following services will be provided as time and resources allow:
Titling a vehicle purchased from a dealer. Please wait until you receive an orange card in the mail from our office before accessing online services.
We appreciate your patience while we adjust to these ever-changing circumstances.
About Our Office
The Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer is a combined office incorporating the constitutional offices of the clerk and recorder, treasurer, surveyor, and assessor. Additionally, our office hosts the local registrar appointed by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to maintain vital records. Although our office encompasses a wide array of duties, many of these functions are performed by other departments within Missoula County pursuant to interlocal agreements. Our office primarily handles the collection of property taxes (real, personal, centrally assessed, and mobile homes), motor vehicle registrations and renewals, the issuance of itinerant business licenses (e.g., Christmas tree and fireworks stands), the collection and deposit of funds from other Missoula County departments, the recording and maintaining of real estate records, the filing of certain types of security interests, the maintenance of vital statistics records (e.g., birth certificates, death certificates, and veterans records), and the filing and maintaining of many public records for the County.
Pursuant to an interlocal agreement with the Missoula County Finance Department, most of the accounting and financial reporting obligations of the Treasurer’s office are performed by the Finance Department. Additionally, the Finance Department handles the budgeting responsibilities of the Clerk and Recorder as well as the accounting and financial reporting obligations imposed by statute on the Clerk and Recorder. Missoula County Public Works performs virtually all of the statutory duties imposed on the Surveyor’s office pursuant to an interlocal agreement. Most of those duties are performed by the examining land surveyor as a division of Missoula County Public Works. Pursuant to a revision in Montana law dating back to 1978, the Montana Department of Revenue handles all of the duties formerly assigned to the Missoula County Assessor’s office. Accordingly, we play no official role in the assessment of taxes or ensuring that the information presented on your tax bill is correct, including your billing address.
HOURS AND LOCATION:
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays.
Treasurer/Motor Vehicle side:
8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. - appointments for title registrations
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - walk in title and registrations, unless staffing levels permit otherwise.
First floor of the Missoula County Courthouse Annex 200 W Broadway
Please send FedEx and UPS shipments to 199 W Pine St, Missoula, MT 59802. USPS mail may be sent to either address.
Phone: (406) 258-4847 - switchboard hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CLERK AND RECORDER:
Phone: (406) 258-4752
Fax: (406) 258-4811