About Us

About Us

Established nearly a century ago, First Montana Title Co. was Bitterroot Valley’s original title abstract company; it continues today as Western Montana’s most trusted real estate settlement and title insurance agency. Having been operated by the current owners as a Montana-raised, family-owned business for more than 30 years, we understand the culture, values, and intricacies of land and title in the Bitterroot and value each of our customers as a friend and neighbor.

As the only fully functional title research plant for consumers, lenders, attorneys, government agencies, developers, and real estate professionals in Ravalli County, we provide world-class settlement services and insurance policy options from top-tier national underwriters for transactions of all sizes and complexities.

Title insurance in Montana is about more than just policy coverage. It's about understanding the deep history of each property and knowing the intricacies of Federal, State, and County law while protecting your most important asset by getting things right.

Our products and services protect our customers from financial loss and hardship related to unknown judgments and liens, fraudulent transfers, inconsistencies within a property's title history, or misapplication of fiduciary funds. With a claim rate of less than 0.1% over more than 30 years, First Montana Title Co. is the clear choice for buyers, sellers, agents, and lenders — who want to work with a company they can trust!

Our Mission

First Montana Title Co. is committed to providing best-in-class settlement services and competitive insurance products while protecting the integrity, privacy, and security of consumer information and related real estate transactions. This is achieved through adherence to established ALTA procedures and best practices and through a deeply held commitment to accuracy, integrity, and customer experience.

E&O Liability Coverage

Settlement service and accuracy is an important aspect of a secure real estate transaction. While we pride ourselves on being as accurate and timely as possible, Errors and Omissions liability insurance coverage is essential in creating peace of mind for our clients.

First Montana Title Co. has had less than a fraction of one percent of E&O claims submitted over more than 30 years of current ownership. However, we are fully backed by E&O policy coverage of up to $1 million per transaction.

Our Underwriters Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

Old Republic National Title Insurance Company has been serving the real estate and mortgage industry for more than a century. Founded in 1907, Old Republic Title is one of the largest title insurance groups in the United States. They operate through a national network of Company-owned offices, affiliates, authorized agents, and approved attorneys, which allows them to service customers in both large and small markets across the country.

Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company issued the first modern title insurance policy in 1876, and with it, an industry was born. The Commonwealth has been a leader in making title insurance a key to realizing the dream of property ownership for individuals and businesses alike. Commonwealth is now a proud member of the Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) family of title companies, which collectively represent the largest title insurance and escrow services company in the world.