Ravalli County, Montana Genealogy Guide

Ravalli County, Montana (Map It) was created on February 16, 1893 from Missoula County. The county was named in honor of Anthony Ravalli (1812 - 1884), a Jesuit missionary who came to the area in 1845. Learn More About State of Montana History

Ravalli County is bordered by Missoula County (north), Granite County (east), Beaverhead County (south), Lemhi County, Idaho (south), Idaho County, Idaho (west).

Ravalli County Cities and Towns include Hamilton, Darby, Pinesdale, Stevensville. A Map of Ravalli County, Montana contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Ravalli County, Montana Courthouse Records

Ravalli County, Montana Courthouse
Ravalli County, MT Courthouse

The Ravalli County Courthouse is located in Hamilton, Montana. Learn More About State of Montana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Ravalli county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Ravalli County Clerk and Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1911 and Land Records from 1893. The County Clerk and Recorder responsibilities include but are not limited to, recording and maintaining the majority of all the legal documents relating to real estate records, land descriptions, plats and surveys, county birth and death records and the records of the Board of County commissioners.
  • Ravalli County Clerk of District Court has Marriage / Divorce Records from 1893, Probate Records from 1893 and Court Records from 1893 . The County Clerk of District Court is responsible for all District Court records. These records include Adoption, Civil, Criminal, Dependent Neglect, Domestic Relations, Guardianship, Juvenile, Paternity, Probate and Sanity cases. The clerk also issues, files and records all Madison County Marriage license applications and license.

Ravalli County, Montana Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Montana Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Indian Census Records: 1885-1940
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Ravalli County, Montana Vital Records

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