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Clerk and Recorder / Election Admin.

Photo of Kody Farkell

elected Clerk & Recorder

Kody Farkell

(R) 2023-2026


20 4th Avenue SW, Suite 202, Conrad, Montana 59425-2383

(located on the main floor of the Courthouse)

Kody Farkell, Clerk & Recorder

(406) 271-4001

Dalayne VanDyke, Deputy

(406) 271-4002

Tammy Bartsch, Deputy

(406) 271-4003



Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(excluding holidays)

Services & Documents

Document Standards Form

Birth Certificate Request Form

Death Certificate Request Form

Recorded/Filed Document Search

Pondera County Subdivision Regulations

Pondera County Subdivision Survey Fee Schedule

The Pondera County Clerk & Recorder’s office offers electronic recording of your real estate documents. You will need to register through an approved eRecording provider below to begin this service with our office:

SIMPLIFILE: Get started at or by email. For questions, reach out to Simplifile Montana Regional Director, Michelle Wilsey, directly by email.


The County Clerk & Recorder's Office preserves the records of the County and is responsible for the recording, and indexing of deeds, mortgages, surveys, mining work, resolutions, military discharges and various other documents, as well as files birth and death records, federal tax liens, notices of action, and realty transfer certificates.  This office also provides the following services: accurate and timely financial support services to public officials, departments, and the public in order to ensure efficient and effective use of county resources; reviews and processes claims, assists in budget preparation and budget management; maintains salary, payroll, and human resource information to ensure the county employees are paid accurately according to established procedures and law; attends the weekly Commissioner meeting and keeps the official minutes.


The Election Administrator is responsible for the administration of Federal, State, County, City, and special district elections in the County according to Federal and State elections laws. The office plans, organizes, coordinates, and manages all facets of the voter registration process in accordance with Montana Election Codes, and other applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations with administrative direction from the Montana Secretary of State.

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