Clerk & Recorder / Elections

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is responsible for the following:

  • Recorded documents
  • Plats
  • Surveys
  • Birth and death certificates
  • Accounts payable 


Paula J. Jaconetty
Clerk and Recorder/Election Administrator

Sarah Clarke

Beth LaRance

Debbie Walker
Claims/Payroll/Accounts Payable
Phone:  406-466-2285

Recorded Documents

Deeds; Mortgages; Releases; Leases; Orders & Decrees; Assignments and Miscellaneous. These documents are indexed, microfilmed and returned. Recording fee is $7.00 per page, or portion thereof.  Non-standard documents incur an additional $10.00 fee.   Please follow document standards.

Filed Documents

Financing Statements, Liens, Attachments; Notices of Action; Plats; Certificates of Survey; Land Corner Recordations; Election Filings and Miscellaneous. These documents are indexed and filed in the vault. Filing fees vary.

Birth and Death Records

Birth and death records are not open to the public.

Certified Copies of a Birth Certificate

Mail a completed copy of the Birth Certificate Request to the Teton County Clerk and Recorder’s Office with a $5.00 fee per document.

Certified Copies of a Death Certificate

Mail a completed copy of the Death Certificate Request to the Teton County Clerk and Recorder’s Office with the proper fees. Fee: $15 for the first certificate and $6 for each additional certificate of the same record.

Military Discharges (DD214)

These are recorded documents with book and page identification. $2.00 plus copy fees. All documents are given numbers and/or book and page identification so they can be located at a future date. It is important that you have that document ID when calling for Information.  Please mail a completed Military Discharge Request to the Teton County Clerk & Recorder’s Office with the proper fees.  Please note: this form must be notarized.


Go to My Voter Page to see if you are registered to vote, what county and address you are registered at, and if you are an absentee voter. The service will identify you as an absentee voter and you can check the status of your absentee ballot for the primary and general elections.  You will able to view a sample ballot for your precinct beginning 45 days before each primary and general election.  Voter Registration Forms and Absentee Ballot Applications may be printed and mailed in.



Montana counties will now hold a traditional poll election on Thursday, May 25.  Voters who are on the county’s absentee list — and typically receive a ballot in the mail — will still receive a ballot at their mailing address.  Absentee ballots go in the mail on Monday, May 1.  Voters may confirm whether they are on the list to receive a ballot by clicking the link to My Voter Page above or by calling 406-466-2693.  A voter may request an absentee ballot between April 25th and noon on May 24th by submitting the application by mail, fax or email or in person at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office.

Because of the unusual timing of the special election — Thursday, proximity to Memorial Day weekend, conflicts with graduations and school programs, Precinct #6 – (Power Area) will be voting at the Power Senior Citizens’ Center — NOT the Power Public School.

Precincts #11 (Bynum/Pendroy), #17 (Dutton) and #6 (Power) polling places will be open from Noon to 8pm on Election day.  Choteau  (#1) and Fairfield (#7) polling places will be open from 7am – 8pm on Election day.

Late Registration for this special election begins on April 26th.  In order to register and vote, you must show up in person at the Clerk & Recorder’s office to register and to receive your absentee ballot.


The Clerk & Recorder’s Office will be open extended hours for late registration and/or to obtain an absentee ballot on the following days:

Monday, May 22      7am – 6pm                       Tuesday, May 23    7am – 6pm

Reminder:  Absentee Ballots cannot be issued after 12pm (Noon) on Wednesday, May 24.