In Montana, birth certificates and other vital records are managed by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Here's what you need to know about ordering a birth certificate or other vital record in Montana:
Birth certificates can only be ordered by the person named on the certificate or their parents or legal guardians. However, other vital records, such as death certificates and marriage certificates, can be ordered by anyone.
To order a birth certificate, you will need to provide the full name of the person whose birth certificate you are ordering, as well as their date of birth and place of birth. You will also need to provide your own name and contact information, as well as proof of your relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are ordering (if applicable).
There are several ways to order a birth certificate or other vital record in Montana. You can order online, by mail, or in person. Note that ordering online is typically the fastest and most convenient option.
The fee for a certified copy of a Montana birth certificate is $12. Additional fees may apply if you choose to order by mail or if you need expedited processing.
When ordering a birth certificate or other vital record, you will need to provide a copy of your government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport.
Here are the specific instructions for each ordering method:
Note that processing times may vary depending on the ordering method and time of year, so be sure to check the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services website for the most up-to-date information.