The Montana State Records mission is to grant every individual the right to detect, obtain, examine and preview public records, thus ensuring Montana residents are provided access in accordance with the Montana Public Records Act.
According to Montana public records laws, every citizen of the United States is empowered to file for and gain access to all publicly available records without having to present any sensitive materials, personal information, or a reason for wanting the record in question.
Montana State Records offers information about the following subject matters: criminal records, court records, and vital records as well as over 9.5 million additional public records.
Montana began creating public records from as far back as the year of 1907 and these records typically contain information from all 56 counties. Digitization of records is becoming the standard. This process has taken place over the last 30 years. This means government and third party organizations are offering these records with increased reliability, thereby ensuring Montana abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all.