Clerk and Recorder

Records real estate and personal property documents, plats, surveys, birth and death certificates; maintains county wide accounting and financial reporting system, accounts payable, budgets and fixed asset control; administers District Court Reimbursement and Missile Snow Removal programs; issues burn permits.

The 2019 Legislature has approved an increase in the fee for both birth and death certificates.  As of July 1, 2019 the charge for a certified copy of a birth certificate will be $8.00 and the charge for a certified copy of a death certificate will be $5.00.

If you are turning in your unused punch cards for a solid waste credit on your curbside service, you will need to mail the unused card to:

Waste Management:  PO Box 2645, Great Falls, MT   59403


Department Information

We are open weekdays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Birth certificate and recording services are available from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.

121 4th Street North #1B-1
Great Falls, MT 59401


Phone: 1 (406) 454-6801
Fax: 1 (406) 454-6703


Land Records

  • Access to Cascade County recordings back to 1988. Users can view the indexing information from land documents at no charge.
  • To view document images back to 2001, in addition to the indexed information, you must register with us by completing an application and signing a contract. Our fee for this service is $150.00 per year, to be paid in advance.
  • To register for this service, please print and complete the User Agreement and Registration Application and return, along with proper fee, to:
    Cascade County Clerk and Recorder's Office
    PO Box 2867
    Great Falls, MT 59403
  • We will then contact you to assign a business ID and password.
  • Any and all information displayed is 'public information.'


Audits and approves Cascade County's accounts payable claims.

Budgetary Accounting

Upon approval of claims, processes County warrants for applicable obligations. Also maintains the County's fixed asset/inventory system. This office also maintains the County's financial accounting and revenue applications and assists in the budget operations.