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Phillips County, Montana

Recorder Offices


Phillips County Clerk / Recorder

314 South 2nd Ave West, Malta, Montana 59538

8:00 to 5:00 M-F

Phone: (406) 654-2423


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Montana - Phillips County Recorder Information

The Clerk and Recorder is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Phillips County.

Recording Fees

The standard document fee is $7 per page.

The non-standard document fee is an additional $10 per document.

EXAMPLES OF RECORDING FEES
Pages / Standard Fee / Non Standard Fee
1...............$7.00................$17.00
2...............$14.00..............$24.00
3...............$21.00..............$31.00
4...............$28.00..............$38.00
5...............$35.00..............$45.00
6...............$42.00..............$52.00
7...............$49.00..............$59.00
8...............$56.00..............$66.00
9...............$63.00..............$73.00
10.............$70.00..............$80.00
ETC.

Certified copies of documents are $2 for the certification fee plus $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each page thereafter.

Document Formatting Requirements

* Real property documents must be on white paper, size 8.5 x 11 inches or 8.5 x 14 inches.

* Printing should be in black ink with a font size of 10 point.

* A 3 inch margin should be used at the top of the first page of a real property document. Subsequent top margins should be 1 inch.

* On the bottom of each page, margins should be 1 inch. Side margins should be at least 1/2 inch on all pages.

* On the first or second page of the document, provide the names of the parties to conveyance.

* The first page should also include a legal description of the property.

* Within the 3 inch top margin on the first page, include the name and mailing address of the person to whom the document needs to be returned.

* Documents that are acknowledged as having been executed before April 28, 2007 will be considered standard documents, regardless of whether they conform to these requirements.

* Notary acknowledgements are exempt from the typeface, font color, and size requirements.

* Any party transferring real property is required to submit a realty transfer certificate when submitting a deed for recordation.