Montana MVD Offices – Locations, Hours & Phone Numbers
The Montana Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is part of the Montana Department of Justice that oversees matters relating to driver licensing, automobiles, motorcycles, boats and camper vans. See the above listings for Montana MVD offices.
Besides a variety of licensing and service locations, the Motor Vehicle Division is composed of four main bureaus. The Driver License Bureau, the Operations and Customer Support Bureau, and the Records and Driver Control Bureau are all located in the capital city of Helena while the Title and Registration Bureau is located in Deer Lodge.
The division offers a wide variety of online services, including the ability to search for registered vehicles by title number, vehicle number, or vehicle identification number. The website also allows drivers to obtain temporary vehicle registration or renew registration from the comfort of home. Users who make an account can also schedule drivers’ licensing appointments online.
The website also offers several resources for new and experienced drivers, including necessary forms, manuals, FAQ, a fee schedule, and relevant information about obtaining vehicle insurance.
The Motor Vehicle Division issues Montana state identification cards and tests for and issues learner licenses, new driver licenses, and renewals and replacements. Renewals can be processed in person or by mail; replacements may also be processed by mail depending on circumstances. The Montana driver license application also allows drivers to register to vote, obtain veteran designation, and register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.
The Title and Registration Bureau allows new and existing residents of Montana to register and title their vehicles in a variety of classes, including watercrafts, commercial vehicles, light or consumer vehicles, snow mobiles, mobile homes, and other types.
Vehicle registrations are processed by the county treasurer’s office which requires an out-of-state title or Montana registration receipt, and the registration fee. Registration fees vary based on a number of factors, including the type of vehicle. An option tax may apply to some vehicles in some counties.
The Title and Registration Bureau also offers consumers a variety of license plates for their specialized needs. Options include decorative plates and designated plates for veterans, antique vehicles, and more.