Lincoln County Clerk and Recorder Property Owners

Declaration of Homestead

By signing a legal document known as a homestead declaration, Montanans can protect up to $250,000 in value of a home against most creditors’ claims.  A homestead is the house or mobile home that a person lives in and land on which it sits.  The property must be a person’s primary residence for it to be eligible for a homestead declaration.  For more information on using a Homestead Declaration to Protect Your Home from Creditors, visit or see a local Title Company.

Information & Forms

Declaration of Homestead Information (PDF)

Declaration of Homestead Application (PDF Fillable Form)


Realty Transfer Certificate

The Realty Transfer Certificate is a Department of Revenue document required with any transfer of interest in real estate.  For example, an RTC is required with every recorded Deed or Termination of Joint Tenancy.

Information & Forms

Realty Transfer Certificate (PDF Fillable Form)