The Treasurer serves as custodian for all public funds within the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow. The activities of the Treasurer's Office involve the collection of all City-County monies, (cash, check, credit, wires, and electronic funds). Those collections include, but are not limited to, property taxes (real, mobile home, personal, centrally assessed and protested), license fees (business, liquor and motor vehicle), intergovernmental monies, School District funds and burn permits. The Office maintains contract payments from tax deed property sales, for both owner-redeemed and publicly purchased properties, as well as maintaining contracts from bankruptcy proceedings. The Treasurer also follows all laws and statutes relating to tax deeds and assignments, ensures the distribution of collected monies to appropriate entities, invests idle funds and submits various State reports on a monthly and yearly basis. Motor Vehicle directives for procedures come from the Title and Registration Bureau, State of Montana, Department of Justice. Assurances must be made that laws, applications, and procedures are being observed and enforced. Accurate records are critical because the information is accessed by Law Enforcement Agencies.



The treasurer is an elected position. The treasurer serves as the custodian for all public funds within the City and County of Butte-Silver Bow. The activities of the office include:
  • Business licenses
  • Collection of real and personal property taxes
  • Distribution of tax collections among the various applicable jurisdictions within the county
  • Investment of idle government funds
  • Motor vehicle licensing
  • Various reporting functions
  • Burn Permits


Business & Liquor Licenses

Business and Liquor License Information


Business License Fees

The fees for business licenses are determined by the type of business you are operating. A complete listing of business license fees is included here.

Real Estate

Motor Vehicle Information

Motor Vehicle Information

Pay Online

Pay Property Taxes Online

Learn how you can use a credit card to pay your Butte-Silver Bow property taxes to the Treasurer's Office online.

Contact the Treasurer's Office

  1. Lori Baker-Patrick
    Lori Baker-Patrick

    Physical Address:
    Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse
    Room 206
    155 W Granite St
    Butte, MT 59701

    Phone: (406) 497-6310

    Mailing Address:
    Butte-Silver Bow Treasurer
    P.O. Box 611
    Butte, MT 59703

    Hours of Operation
    Treasure's Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Motor Vehicle Department Hours:
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    For Property Tax Info

    (406) 497-6290

    For Motor Vehicle Info

    (406) 497-6301

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