The Clerk & Treasurer's Office remains CLOSED to public entrance.
As Montana begins to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clerk & Treasurer's Office remains closed to public entrance. We continue to offer all our services online. The following duties were identified as priority duties 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
While the above services receive first priority, we will continue to meet the needs of every customer. After addressing requests for the above services, we will focus on providing the following services:
Please be advised that Missoula County has opted to delay billing Mobile Home and Personal Property (Business Equipment) taxes until July 1st, which means those taxes will not be due until the end of July. Real Estate tax deadlines are set under state law and may only be changed by the legislature or an executive order of the Governor acting under his emergency authority.
Please be advised that the Governor issued an order extending all Temporary Registration Permits issued after the emergency declaration for 90 days. These Temporary Registration Permits are automatically extended by 90 days from the date listed on the permit.
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. We are currently planning a phased re-opening to the public. We will enter the first phase of public re-opening when protective equipment has been installed in our office. At that time, we will open to the public on an appointment only basis. We will ask that anyone that is able to complete their transaction online do so, in order to save appointment slots for those that are unable to complete their transaction online. In other words, if you are reading this website, we will continue to ask you to complete your transaction online.
Credit Card Transaction Fees
The Missoula County Commissioners have resolved to absorb credit card processing fees for motor vehicle and property tax transactions under $3,000. These changes are automatic and are reflected on the payment screen for any payment.
Please be advised that any invoice emailed to you from the Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer's Office will take you to a site on the accessidaho.org domain. This is a valid invoice as we are utilizing a system developed by our payment processor for the State of Idaho.
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