Due to COVID-19, in order for the Butte-Silver Bow Treasurer's Office to remain open:

As a courtesy to our staff, and out of respect for our health and that of our other customers, we ask that you please:

  • Renew your registration online if possible.
  • *Wear a mask/face-covering.
  • Follow specific social distancing guidelines and signs in the Courthouse.
  • Only bring the necessary friends/family to complete your transaction.

*If you have an exemption from your medical provider, we will be happy to assist you in some other way, please contact the Butte-Silver Bow Treasurer’s office for assistance.

We provide you with the best customer service possible under the circumstances.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to evolve with this rapidly changing world.  Be safe and stay healthy.

Due to the declared state-of-emergency certain requirements for vehicle registration remain suspended in Montana.  Dealerships have an additional 90 days to submit paperwork to county offices, and vehicle owners to title and register any vehicles transferred after March 16, 2020.  New Montana residents have a 90-day extension to title and register vehicles.

Mail-in/Drop-off renewals are 2-3 weeks behind, but area law enforcement is aware of this.  Titles and registration are 4-6 weeks from submission to payment and mailing of plates. 

If you plan on traveling out of state and have not been able to complete your title work, please print the Montana Motor Vehicles Division Governor’s Directive #2 to have with your current vehicle registration in the event you are pulled over. Additional State COVID-19 Motor Vehicles updates are found here. (Motor Vehicle Division - MVD - Montana Department of Justice (

Transaction Limitations

Due to the number of customers waiting to be served, we are limiting the following:

  • We can only process 2 transactions per customer/per day.
  • We are NOT processing personalized (vanity) plate transactions as they are not considered essential and take a long time to process.

For more information, please see our FAQs. 

Mission Statement 

     The Butte-Silver Bow County Treasurer’s Office is committed to provide efficient, courteous service and maintain accurate records, while upholding the fiduciary and statutory responsibilities required of the office.

Vision Statement

     Our objectives are to find innovative ways to provide top quality service at the lowest possible cost, while maintaining the highest standards of public trust, make sound investment of public funds, and collect revenue dollars while keeping the City and County of Butte-Silver Bow balanced.



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) 497-6303

    For Motor Vehicle Info

    (406) 497-6301

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