Montana Secretary of State

Optimum Software and Site Settings

supported browsers

You can access our website through Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Make sure your browser meets these minimum requirements:

Browser versions

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0+
  • Mozilla Firefox 5.0+
  • Safari 3+
  • Google Chrome 35+

Note | If you are experiencing any issues with your browser then please use one of the browser versions mentioned above.

Turn on cookies and JavaScript

With any browser, cookies may need to be turned on to use the site. If your browser supports JavaScript, you may need to enable it. See below how to turn on cookies and JavaScript for your browser.

How do I change cookie settings?

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Google Chrome

How to enable JavaScript?

Internet Explorer
Google Chrome

Site settings

This website works best with the following:

  • A broadband connection to the internet.
    Note | If you’re using a dial up modem, 56KB is preferred.
  • JavaScript to be enabled within your web browser.
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
  • The number of colours on screen should be set to 256 or higher.
  • Use the scroll bars at the right hand side of the web browser to view additional information.
  • The SIMS (BE) website utilizes ‘session cookies’.

Site software

Links to software downloads:

Adobe Reader

This site provides services that generate email reports and other documents in a Portable Document File (PDF) format. You will need PDF viewing software to display these dcouments received via email.

Download Acrobat Reader

Will I need access to any other technical resources to use the online services?

For some services you will also need access to a fax machine or scanner and a printer. For example, when incorporating a company you need to be able to download and print consent forms then be able to return the signed consents (either as scanned documents or via facsimile).

Privacy Preferences
When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in form of cookies. Here you can change your privacy preferences. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we offer.