County Services Available Online and by Phone



County Services and information Available Online and by Phone

Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer

Lewis and Clark County Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder announces office closures and restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To further limit exposure with both staff and the public, the following services will be available through mail and online only beginning at five p.m., March 23rd.

The Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer services are available on an emergency basis by calling the department you need during regular office hours. If nobody answers, please leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you as soon as possible:

  • Elections (406) 447-8339
  • Records (406) 447-8337
  • Tax Department (406) 447-8329
  • Motor Vehicle Department (406) 447-8328
  • Accounting Department (406) 447-8327

Burn Permits

Renew at


Voter Registration and Elections Online Services

Voter Registration and Elections Phone Services

  • Most updates and requests require a signed form; however, if you call our office at 447-8339 we can look up your registration information and mail you any forms you need.


Motor Vehicle Registration


  • On-line at If you have changed counties or moved since your last renewal/initial registration you will need to verify your address prior to renewing.
  • Through the mail*.
  • Drop payment in the Red Box in Lobby.

Please email DOJMVDLEWISCLARKCOUNTY(at) or call 447-8328 to verify address prior to renewing on-line or to get an amount due for registration or permanent registration.

We will accept credit card payments over the phone for renewals expiring before 4/30/2020.

Temporary Registrations:

  • E-mail front and back of the title or bill of sale to DOJMVDLEWISCLARK(at) Please put TRP Request and Last name in the subject name.
  • Fax Front and back of the title or bill of sale to 406-447-8330 with a cover page that has your name and address on it. We will then mail your TRP to you.
  • Drop a copy of the front in back of the title or bill of sale in the mail slot in

Motor Vehicle Window 4. Please include an e-mail address if you wish it to be e-mailed to you or an address if it is to be mailed.

Vehicle Titles:

Dealer/lender sending paperwork to MVD:

Customer has paperwork in-hand:

  • Email DOJMVDLEWISCLARK(at) for review of paperwork, if needed.
  • Mail* all necessary documents to Lewis & Clark County MVD with blank check for payment or a reliable phone number where we can reach you for payment.
  • Drop Title Paperwork in the mail slot in Motor Vehicle Window 4 with blank check for payment or reliable phone number where we may reach you for payment.

Mailing Address:
Lewis and Clark County
Motor Vehicle Department
316 N. Park Ave. – Room #142
Helena, Montana 59623

Pay property taxes

Record documents

Responding to recording information requests by e-mail to records(at) or phone at 447-8337

Request vital records

Email completed forms to records(at) 

Review and file surveys

Call 447-8337 to coordinate

Search documents

Permits and Applications for Building and Development

Addressing applications 

Approach permits

Encroachment agreements

Floodplain permits

GIS and Map Services 

Subdivision applications


All permits processed on a regular basis are online:
Email to planning(at) or call 447-8374.

Clerk of Court

Marriage Licenses

If document is pre-filled out, it should not take long to issue marriage licenses.

Records Requests


Filing can be done by email and staff can then call to get payment.

District Court Calendars

Jury Information


East Helena property cleanup status

East Helena soil displacement permit

Septic permits 

General information