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Montana Response to COVID-19

SCAMS Related to COVID-19: Protect Yourself from More than the Virus

Thank you for your help and patience during these difficult times.
To help protect you and our staff the District Court and Clerk of Court’s office will require a mask or face covering to be worn by the public accessing the Third Floor of the Rosebud County Courthouse until further notice.
If you have any questions please call 346-7322.

Welcome to Rosebud County

Rosebud County was established on February 1, 1901 and is located in Southeastern Montana covering approximately 5,027 square miles (5,010 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water). The county Courthouse began construction in Forsyth in 1912, for more history on our Courthouse visit our Resource page. Rosebud County is Montana’s twenty-second most populous county, with an estimated population of 8,329 as of the latest census.

Other cities and towns in Rosebud County include Angela, Ashland, Birney, Colstrip, Hathaway, Ingomar, Lame Deer, Rosebud, and Sumatra. A large portion of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation lies within Rosebud County.

  • Rosebud County is the fourth largest County by land area in the State of Montana.
  • Topography of Rosebud County is mostly rolling with small hills.  Elevations range from 1500 feet above sea level near the Yellowstone River to 4200 feet in the southern portion of the County near Ashland, adjacent to Custer National Forest.
  • The County’s leading source of income are from agriculture, tourism, railroad, coal mining and electrical generation.
  • There are 1,165 miles of County road.
  • Medical facilities are located in Ashland, Lame Deer, Colstrip and Forsyth.

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Searching Rosebud County Cemetery

You can now search the Rosebud County Cemetery in Forsyth on line. click on the link below to take you to the search site.  


As of July 1, 2021 Death Certificates will be $7 per certified copy. Recording Fees for documents will be $8 per page if the document conforms to standards and an additional $10 per document if it does NOT conform to standards.

Upcoming Events

Shakespeare in the Park

February 4, 2022