Area Known: Need to Know Land Owner

To learn the owner of land:

1. Click Find Land Ownership.

  • If the browser window is small, expand the window to full screen to view the entire application interface.
  • To center the map in the window, click the Montana Cadastral text (upper left corner).


2. In the Montana Cadastral map application, you can use the following techniques to display your hunting area of interest on the map:

Note: The parcels, the topographic background, and some map data will only display when the map is zoomed in far enough.

  • Use the zoom tools (the minus and plus signs) to change the map scale.
  • Hold the shift key then click and draw a box to zoom in to a specific area
  • Click, hold, and drag the map to change the area shown in the window.
  • Add an aerial photo background by clicking the Aerial button.
  • Add a topographic background by clicking the Topo button.

3. Once you locate the area of interest and are zoomed in enough to see parcel boundaries, use any of the following techniques to investigate the area and learn about land ownership:

  • Click on a parcel to select it. A Property Record Card pane displays over the map. Explore the content of the Property Record Card to learn about the land parcel. You can close and open this pane using the blue arrow tab.

    Note: If the land owner identified on the Property Record Card is a business entity, you may obtain additional information using the Business Entity Search tool ( on the Montana Secretary of State website.

  • Explore a nearby parcel by clicking on it. The parcel is highlighted in blue and the Property Record Card changes to display information about this parcel.
  • Navigate backward or forward to compare different parcels viewed during the same Montana Cadastral map viewing session using the Prev and Next buttons.
  • Print the map using the print icon button.
  • Print the Property Record Card using the Print link.

Note: For more complete information on how to use this application, click the Help link.

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