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Forms & Manuals: Driver Licensing

Most Motor Vehicle forms must be printed, filled out manually and delivered or mailed to the address indicated on the form. Forms cannot be submitted online. Be sure to sign each completed form before delivering or mailing it to the address indicated on the form.

DRIVER LICENSING MANUALS AND GUIDES

TITLE DESCRIPTION FORM NUMBER REVISED DATE DOWNLOADABLE FORMAT
Driver Manual A study guide to help new and experienced drivers learn the rules of the road and become safe drivers. 25-0100 2015 PDF
Motorcycle Supplemental Manual A study guide to help new riders safely operate a motorcycle or scooter. 25-1500 2012-2014 PDF
Commercial Driver License Manual A study guide to help beginning truck and bus drivers qualify for a commercial driver license. 25-0300 2015 PDF
School Bus Endorsement Supplemental Manual A study guide to help drivers pass the written and practical tests required to operate a school bus. 25-1600 2005-2006 PDF
Parents’ Guide to Teen Driving A study guide to help teen drivers.  – 2015 PDF
 CDL Requirements Guide An informational guide for those interested in obtaining a Montana commercial driver license.  20-0200 2015 PDF

DRIVER LICENSING FORMS AND DRIVING LOG

TITLE DESCRIPTION FORM NUMBER REVISED DATE DOWNLOADABLE FORMAT
CDL Self-Certification Classification and Medical Documentation Form This form allows commercial drivers to self-certify and to submit a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), if required for their type of operation. 21-1201 7/12 PDF
Graduated Driver Licensing Parent/Legal Guardian Certification Used by parents and legal guardians to certify that their child has met all of the requirements of the first step in the graduated driver licensing process. 21-1600 8/12 PDF
Application for Replacement Driver License by Mail For individuals who are temporarily residing out of the state of Montana and whose driver license has been lost, stolen, or mutilated. 21-2000 7/14 PDF
Application to Add Veteran Designation to Driver License or ID Card For qualified veterans to add a “veteran” designation to the front of their driver license or identification card. 21-3000 3/14 PDF
Probationary Driver License Information Lists the requirements of probationary driver licenses and consequences of violations. 30-1607 11/10 PDF
Change of Driver License Address (Electronic Record)
For individuals who have changed mailing or home addresses. 34-0300 12/12 PDF
Request for Military Renewal of Montana Driver License For people requesting a military extension of their driver license. 34-1303 11/08 PDF
Recommendation for Re-Exam Used to recommend a driver for driver licensing re-examination. 32-1800 3/15 PDF
Report of Eye Examination Application Report of Eye Examination Application 22-1801 3/15 PDF
Driver Medical Evaluation For individuals required to submit a medical evaluation signed by a physician. 20-1900 3/15 PDF
Application for Military CDL Skills Test Waiver This waiver allows a qualified military service member to apply for a commercial driver license (CDL) without skills testing. CDL-SK TST WVR 7/14 PDF
 Teen Driving Log A log to track hours driven.  – 1/15 PDF

Mail renewal forms for regular Class D driver license

To be eligible to renew your Montana driver license by mail, you must either:

  • Be a Montana resident who is temporarily outside the state and will not return prior to the expiration
    of your Montana driver license OR
  • Live in a county that does not provide driver license services—Carter, Garfield,
    Golden Valley, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Madison, Petroleum, Prairie, Treasure and Wibaux
    .

Read Renewal by Mail instructions before filling out renewal forms. All three of the following forms are required:

Form 1: Class D Driver License Mail Renewal Application 21-1900A 1/14 PDF
Form 2: Medical Evaluation for Driver License Mail Renewal Application 20-1900B 2/10 PDF
Form 3: Report of Eye Examination Application 22-1801 3/15 PDF

Mail renewal forms for commercial driver license

To be eligible to renew a Montana commercial driver license by mail, you must either:

  • Be a Montana resident who is temporarily outside the state and will not return prior to the expiration
    of your Montana driver license OR
  • Live in a county that does not provide driver license services—Carter, Garfield,
    Golden Valley, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Madison, Petroleum, Prairie, Treasure and Wibaux
    .

Read CDL Renewal by mail instructions before filling out renewal forms.

Form 1: Commercial Driver License Mail Renewal Application 21-1900A-CDL 1/14 PDF
Form 2: CDL Self-Certification Classification and Medical Documentation Form 21-1201 7/12 PDF

 

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Missing Persons Clearinghouse

The Missing Children Act of 1985 established a Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse within the Department of Justice. In March 2008, the department implemented a searchable online database that, for the first time, is updated in real time and includes any photos provided by law enforcement.

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Justice Information Technology Services Division

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Montana Law Enforcement Academy

The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is the premier law enforcement and public safety educational and training institution for state, county, city and tribal officers throughout the state. The Academy offers entry-level programs referred to as Basic Programs and advanced training through an array of Professional Development Programs.

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Public Safety Officer Standards & Training

The Council was formed in 2007 under 2-15-2029, MCA as an independent Quasi-judicial board. And as allowed by statute the Council adopted Administrative Rules in order to implement the provisions of Title 44, chapter 4, part 4, MCA. Per 44-4-403, MCA the Council is required to set employment and training standards for all Public Safety Officers as defined in 44-4-401, MCA and in addition the Council shall provide for the certification or recertification of public safety officers and for the suspension or revocation of certification of public safety officers.

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Gambling Control Division

Through the Gambling Control Division, the Department of Justice regulates all forms of gambling in Montana, except for the Montana Lottery and horse racing. The legislature has charged the division with maintaining a uniform regulatory climate that is fair and free of corrupt influences. The division is also responsible for collecting gambling revenue for state and local governments.

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Motor Vehicle Division

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.

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Natural Resource Damage Program

The Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) was created in 1990 to prepare the state’s lawsuit against the Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO) for injuries to the natural resources in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin (UCFRB). Decades of mining and mineral processing operations in and around Butte and Anaconda released substantial quantities of hazardous substances into the Upper Clark Fork River Basin between Butte and Milltown. These hazardous substances extensively degraded the area’s natural resources.

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Office of Consumer Protection

Enforce consumer laws designed to protect the consumer from unfair or deceptive business practices. Enforce statutes relating to telephone solicitation and telemarketing. Provide information to consumers about their basic rights under consumer laws. Assist consumers by distributing consumer education materials including scam and consumer alerts. Investigate false, misleading, or deceptive trade practices.

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Human Trafficking

The Montana Department of Justice has a continued commitment to victims of human trafficking. In partnership with federal authorities, our agency plays a key role in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of crimes related to human trafficking in Montana. This form of modern day slavery does happen here in Big Sky Country.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Program

Montana’s deadliest drugs aren’t made in secret labs and they don’t always come from dealers on the corner. They’re in our own medicine cabinets. Each year, prescription drug abuse contributes to the deaths of more than 300 Montanans — making prescription drug abuse 15 times more deadly than meth, heroin and cocaine combined. Our kids report the third-highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the country and more than half of them say prescription drugs are easier to get than street drugs.

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Safe in Your Space

When it comes to embracing new technology, kids have rapidly outpaced their parents and teachers. By their early school years, many children are already more comfortable on the Internet than their parents. But just because children are smart enough to know how to navigate the Internet, doesn’t mean they have the experience to make good decisions about some of the possibilities they may face online.

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Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry

Created by the Montana Department of Justice in 1989, the Sexual or Violent Offender Registry is a valuable resource for Montanans to protect their families against sexual or violent offenders.

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Montana 24/7 Sobriety Program

Drinking and driving has been a chronic – and deadly — problem on Montana’s roadways for decades. In 2008, Montana was ranked as the deadliest state in the nation when it came to per capita DUI-related traffic fatalities.

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