Montana DMV

Montana DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the Montana DMV office near me.


About DMV Locations

In Montana, the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is part of the state's Department of Justice. The MVD is responsible for vehicle services like titling, registration, and plates. It also handles driver services, including licensing, testing, driver safety, commercial driver's licenses, and CDL medical certification. The MVD also manages voter registration.

The state's Title and Registration Bureau regulates all motor vehicle titles and registration. Both titling and registration need to be done at the same time. To apply, you must visit your local county Treasurer's Office. Office hours for each location vary, so check with your local office before you visit. You will receive a unique account with a customer identification number through the state's MERLIN system. If you are new to Montana, you must register and title your vehicle within 60 days. Residents residing in the state who move between counties do not have to update their information until the registration expires. Fees vary by age of the vehicle and county.

You can apply for a driver's license at a Driver License Exam Station. The days and hours of operation at each location vary, and many services, including all testing, require you to schedule an appointment before you visit. This can be done online or by phone during business hours by calling the MVD's Customer Care Center at 1 (866) 450-8304. Residents who are new to the state need to apply within 60 days of moving and bring in their proof of identity, proof of residency, and proof of authorized presence (if applicable). The state participates in a graduated driver license (GDL) program for teen drivers. Drivers under the age of 18 must have parental consent and pass all required testing to receive a license.