Application process: Montana

Identification process in Montana

The Health Department of Montana requires applicants, once they have completed and signed the application form, to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID.

Acceptable document of identification are:

Provide one (1) of the following identification documents:

  • Photo driver's license
  • State Id
  • Us/Foreign Passport
  • Military Identification Card
OR

Provide two (2) of the following identification documents:

  • Utility bills
  • Bank Statement
  • School Identification Card
  • Private Company Employment Identification card
  • Vehicle registration
  • Income tax return
  • Signed Social Security card
  • Paycheck stub with imprinted information
  • W-2
  • Medical/Medicare insurance card
  • Voter Registration

Who may apply for birth or death certificate?

Please see the following list of person authorized to order a vital record:

Birth
  • Person on records
  • Parent
  • Child
  • Sibling
  • Spouse
  • Grand parent
  • Legal guardian
Death
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Sibling
  • Spouse
  • Grand parent
  • Legal representative

Please note: If you can provide documentation of legal interest, or if you are holding a Power of Attorney from the person on record, you are eligible to request the vital record for that person.

How Long Will Birth Certificate Delivery Take?

It will take about 2 to 3 business weeks to get your birth certificate.The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.

How Long Will Death Certificate Delivery Take?

It will take about 2 to 3 business weeks to get your death certificate.The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.

How Can I Pay For My Certificate Application?

The State of Montana accepts the following payment:

Please address this payment to: MONTANA VITAL RECORDS

Montana State Fee: Birth $12, Death $12

This fee will change if you order more than one copy or request rush processing.