Birth & Death Records
We have birth and death records dating back to 1885. It became law to file these records with us July 1, 1907.
Birth Certificates-Dawson County is online with the office of vital statistics in Helena. Therefore, this office can access birth certificates for all Montana Counties, currently on record.
Who Can Get a Birth Certificate?
According to Montana Code Annotated, vital records may be issued to the registrant, the registrant's spouse, children, parents or guardians, or an authorized representative.
- Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate-Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate- (PDF file, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this file-- download here. (Please fill out this application for birth certificate, which has to be signed in the presence of a Notary Public or you may include a copy of a photo identification with your name clearly displayed.)
- Application for Certified Copy of Death Certificate-(The above form must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public or you may include a copy of a photo identification with your name clearly displayed.)
- Request for Genealogy Form
- Application for military discharge certificate release form (dd214)