The mission of the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is to identify and promote efficient, cost-effective programs that benefit the interests, safety, and well-being of Montana citizens through licensing, registering, and regulating the motoring activities of the public.
The MVD continuously strives for excellence in customer service. Streamlining the way we do business has allowed us to improve our efficiency and make our services more convenient for our customers.
Contact the MVD: Driver License Bureau, Records and Driver Control, Operations & Customer Support
Contact the Title & Registration Bureau: Mailing address and phone number for inquiries about titling and registering vehicles and vehicle records.
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|Appointment Scheduling – Available in the Billings, Bozeman, Columbus, Eureka, Glendive, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Miles City, Missoula, Red Lodge, Sidney, Superior, and Townsend stations, the service allows users to schedule certain driver licensing appointments online.|
|Vehicle Registration Renewal – Available to the public. This service allows customers to renew their vehicle registration online by entering either the title number, vehicle identification number (VIN), or vehicle number (found on newer titles).|
|Vehicle Search – Available to businesses and the public. The service allows users to instantly search for and view vehicle record information including owner information, title history, and registration information.|
|Driver History Records – Available to the public and to authorized businesses such as insurance agencies and trucking companies that routinely request large numbers of driving records. This service enables authorized users to instantly view driver record information by validating their user information and entering the name, driver license number, and birth date of the driver whose record they are requesting. The records do not display the driver’s Social Security number, address, or any previous driver license numbers. The service is available to anyone who has a Montana driver license or state-issued identification card.|
|Temporary Registration Permit – Available to Montana vehicle dealers, vehicle services staff in county treasurer offices, and the Title and Registration Bureau.|
Contact the Motor Vehicle Division
Sarah Garcia, Administrator
The Motor Vehicle Division is comprised of four bureaus: The Driver License Bureau, Operations and Customer Support Bureau, Records and Driver Control Bureau, and the Title and Registration Bureau. With the exception of the Title and Registration Bureau, all Motor Vehicle Division offices are located at the following address:
Motor Vehicle Division, Department of Justice
Phone: (406) 444-3933
Address: P.O. Box 201430, 302 N Roberts, Helena MT 59620-1430
Note: To inquire about titling and registering vehicles and vehicle records, and for the TRB mailing address, contact the Title and Registration Bureau directly.
Driver License Bureau
The Driver License Bureau conducts driver examinations and issues regular and commercial driver licenses and motorcycle endorsements. It also issues identification cards, provides vehicle identification number (VIN) inspections, and investigates driver licensing fraud.
Kristine Thatcher, Bureau Chief
Operations and Customer Support Bureau
The Operations and Customer Support Bureau’s function areas include human resources, financials, business communications and website content, online services, the MVD Customer Care Call Center, and the Commercial Driver License Help Desk and Audit.
Bob Pesta, Bureau Chief
Records and Driver Control Bureau
Title and Registration Bureau
The Title and Registration Bureau in Deer Lodge issues titles and registers vehicles for Montana vehicle owners and lien holders, and provides an automated method to maintain vehicle records. The TRB also provides information to law enforcement agencies and other authorized users across the country.
Joann Loehr, Bureau Chief
Phone: (406) 444-3661
Address: 1003 Buckskin Dr., Deer Lodge MT 59722