Clerk & Recorder and Election
June 16, 2020
To the Public and Researchers:
The Madison County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has begun to re-open to the public, however, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to follow strict protocols during the upcoming weeks and months:
RECORDS ROOM AND NON-DIGITIZED INDEXES AND OTHER RECORD BOOKS
Because studies show that the coronavirus may live on paper and other soft surfaces up to 72 hours, we are taking the following precautions:
• The Records / Plat Room will be closed to the public indefinitely.
• Research using indexes and other record books that have not been digitized will be allowed on Tuesdays and Fridays ONLY.
• Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm
• Tract indexes and the Town Books will not be available to the public at this time. Ask our staff about ways in which we can help you locate the records you need.
• Please call for an appointment. (406) 843-4270. We are able to accommodate one researcher per day.
• Gloves will be required when using our record books. We will provide them for you.
EVERY DAY BUSINESS
• Walk-ins are welcome for dropping documents for recording and business that doesn’t require access to our Records / Plat Room. We will allow only one person in the office at a time but overflow customers may wait in the foyer.
• Requests for vital records and registering to vote may be done in person, and, of course, by mail. Call our office for any questions you may have regarding either of these, or with any other questions you may have.
• Two public computers are available as always: one at the front of our office and one in the Public Meeting Room. If you have extensive research, we urge you to call and make an appointment.
• We will insist on the use of gloves when using our record books. These will be provided by our office.
• Masks are not mandatory, but are encouraged.
• Distancing requirements will continue for the foreseeable future.
These steps are being taken to protect you and our staff.
We reserve the right to change / review this policy in the coming weeks and months.
Kathleen D. Mumme, Madison County Clerk and Recorder
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