Richland County, Montana Genealogy Guide

Richland County, Montana (Map It) was created on May 27, 1914 from Dawson County. The county was named so as to depict fertile soil, in an attempt to lure in settlers. Learn More About State of Montana History

Richland County is bordered by Roosevelt County (north), McCone County (west), Dawson County (south), Wibaux County (south), McKenzie County, North Dakota (east).

Richland County Cities and Towns include Sidney, Fairview. A Map of Richland County, Montana contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Richland County, Montana Courthouse Records

Richland County, Montana Courthouse
Richland County, MT Courthouse

The Richland County Courthouse is located in Sidney, 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 Richland 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.

  • Richland County Clerk and Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1914 / 1912 and Land Records from 1914. 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.
  • Richland County Clerk of District Court has Marriage / Divorce Records from 1914, Probate Records from 1914  and Court Records from 1914. 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.

Richland County, Montana Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Montana Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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

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