Treasurer

Blaine County Treasurer’s Office

The Blaine County Treasurer is responsible for collecting all property taxes (Real Estate, Mobile Homes, and Personal Property) and investing the funds, distributing them to schools, cities, towns, and every special district.

Motor Vehicle: Title and registration of motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, trucks and trailers. We issue 40 day temporary registration permits and mobile home moving permits.

Driver’s License Receipts: The drivers examiner is in Chinook the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Appointments are recommended (866) 450-8034 or www.dojmt.gov/driving.

Property Taxes

Due Dates
Real Estate Taxes: November 30th and May 31st
Mobile Home Taxes: May 31st and November 30th
Personal Property Taxes: June 30th

Tax Payments
Your property taxes can be paid using cash, check, or credit card. We will need your Tax ID number or we can search by owner’s name.  Checks should be made payable to Blaine County Treasurer and mailed to PO Box 547 Chinook, MT 59523.  Call our office to pay with a credit card or use www.officialpayments.com jurisdiction code: 3630

Tax Protest
To pay taxes under protest, your payment must be received by the due date.  You are required to submit a Letter of Protest for each tax bill at the time of payment.  Your payment is processed immediately, but the funds are not distributed until the protest is settled.  Paying under protest allows the taxpayer 90 days to take further action and it is the responsibility of the taxpayer pursue an action.

Delinquent Taxes
A list of delinquent taxes is available for inspection at the Treasurer’s Office.  Blaine County attaches a tax lien to all real estate properties with delinquent taxes on the first working day of August.  If you have delinquent taxes and need more information, please call (406) 357-3280.  Anyone interested in tax lien assignments and tax deeds should consult an attorney.

Motor Vehicle

Registration Renewals
Renew in person: Bring an identification card (Driver’s License/State/Military or Tribal ID) and either your renewal notice, registration, plate number or VIN.
Renew by mail: Send your renewal notice and payment to Blaine County Treasurer PO Box 547 Chinook, MT 59523.
Renew online: State of Montana – Online Vehicle Registration Renewal Service https://app.mt.gov/vrr

Vehicle Title & Registration
Title transactions must be processed before 4:30 PM.
While we are unable to give exact pricing quotes, the following estimates apply to vehicle title & registration:
0-4 years old: $300-400; 5-10 years old: $150-200; 11 years or older: $60-100; these estimates do not apply to vehicles valued over $60,000 new, nor do they apply to vehicles subject to a tax exemption.

 

Blaine County Treasurer

PO Box 547
Chinook, MT 59523
Phone: (406)357-3280
Fax: (406)357-2199
The Treasurer’s Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Blaine County Courthouse at 420 Ohio Street in Chinook, Montana.

Treasurer’s Office Employees

Blaine County Treasurer:
Tori A. MacLean
tmaclean@blainecounty-mt.gov

Deputy Treasurer:
Holly Olson
holson@blainecounty-mt.gov

Motor Vehicle & Tax Clerk:
Trisha Huestis
thuestis@blainecounty-mt.gov

Motor Vehicle & Tax Clerk:
Kathy Harbolt
kharbolt@blainecounty-mt.gov