Copies & Searches

Copies & Searches

If you need copies of documents, please submit a written request that contains complete details of the information you are requesting, and a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of those documents to the Clerk of District Court c/o

Paige Trautwein at 205 Bedford Street, Suite D  Hamilton, MT  59840.

We accept cash, money orders, or credit/debit cards for records request. Please note, we do not accept checks.  You are also welcome to come to the office at 205 Bedford Street, Suite D in Hamilton, MT and request copies.

Fees for some of the most common requests are:

  • Copy of Marriage License - $5.00 ($2 additional charge if certification is requested.)
  • Copy of Divorce Decree or Parenting Plan Decree - $10.00
  • All other copies - $1.00 per page for first 10 pages, $0.50 per page for each additional page
  • Certification of a document is $2 (does not include copying costs)
  • Searches - $2.00 per name per year for the first seven years, then $1.00 per name per year for each additional year

Additional Fees

  • Per Local Rules, Ravalli County accepts electronic filings.
  • Documents may be submitted by email. Faxed documents must be faxed to 406-375-6721.
  • Payment of electronic filing fees must be paid in advance or upon receipt of invoice.
  • The fee for incoming electronic filing is $.50 per page.
  • The fee for outgoing electronic services is $.25 per page.