Montana Department of Justice
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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.


Title Manual The procedural manual for titling vehicles, trailers, recreational vehicles, and boats in Montana. 11/15 PDF
Temporary Registration Permit (TRP) User Manual The procedural manual for issuing online temporary registration permits (40-day permits). 9/15 PDF
Application for Certificate of Title for a Motor Vehicle Application for Montana title for a new vehicle or for a used vehicle that was titled in another state. MV1 9/16 PDF
Application for Certificate of Title for a Vessel Application for Montana title for a new vessel or for a used vessel that was titled in another state. MV1A 9/16 PDF
Application for Registration Without Title Paperwork Application to submit when a motor vehicle needs registration and the title is lost, in the possession of a third party or in the process of reissuance. MV2 9/16 PDF
Application for Registration of a Vintage or Pioneer Vehicle Application for registration of a vintage or pioneer vehicle. MV3 6/17 PDF
Disability Permit/License Plate Application Application for a special parking permit or license plates for disabled Montana residents or organizations that transport disabled Montana residents. MV5 12/15 PDF
Order Form for Sample License Plates For collectors who want to buy sample license plates MV6 9/15 PDF
Application for Replacement Certificate of Title Application for replacement title for a vehicle owner who has lost the Montana title. MV7 9/16 PDF
Application for Cancellation and Issuance of Certificate of Title to Qualified Tow Truck Operator For a qualified tow truck operator to apply for a certificate of title for a wrecked, disabled, or abandoned vehicle. MV7A 9/16 PDF
Application for Personalized License Plates Used to apply for text and background choices for personalized license plates, and lists requirements for text and fees. MV8 6/17 PDF
Application for Break/Bond Title Procedures to apply for Montana title when prior title documentation is unavailable. MV10 9/16 PDF
Request for State Assigned VIN
Used to assign a vehicle identification number when the original number has been altered or removed, or the vehicle was homemade. MV10B 8/17 PDF
Application for Repossession of a Motor Vehicle/Vessel Used by the secured party to obtain a certificate of title for a repossessed vehicle when a creditor defaults on a loan. MV11 9/16 PDF
Statement of Correction Used to correct any discrepancy or error on the title record. MV11AB 9/16 PDF
Application for Title of a Vehicle by Right of Survivorship Used when no executor or administrator is appointed and an estate is smaller than $50,000. MV12 9/16 PDF
Vehicle/Vessel/Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Identification Number Inspection Certificate For Montana Department of Justice employees or Montana Peace Officers to verify a vehicle identification number. MV20 9/16 PDF
Bill of Sale Used when one person sells a vehicle to another. MV24 9/16 PDF
Certificate of Sale Allows a vehicle subject to foreclosure to be sold at a public or private auction. MV24AB 9/16 PDF
Release of Security Interest or Lien The lienholder completes the release when a loan on a vehicle has been fully paid so the lien can be removed from the motor vehicle record. MV37A 9/16 PDF
Certificate of Trailer Number Assignment Used to assign a trailer identification number and to verify the number is attached to the trailer. MV39T 9/16 PDF
Statement of Trustee Used to identify trustees and their authority to transfer the titles to motor vehicles held by a trust. MV40 9/16 PDF
Application for Military Registration For Montana residents who entered the service from Montana, are on active military duty and are stationed outside the state. They may purchase license plates and register a motor vehicle for the cost of the registration alone (exempting Montana taxes and fees). MV53 9/16 PDF
State of Montana Application for Gold Star Family License Plate U.S. military family members who are eligible for a Gold Star Lapel Button may be issued special Gold Star Family license plates upon application and verification. MV57 2/16 PDF
State of Montana Application for Next of Kin of Deceased Personnel License Plate U.S. military family members who are eligible for a Next-of-Kin of Deceased Personnel Lapel Button may be issued special Next of Kin of Deceased Personnel license plates upon application and verification. MV58 2/16 PDF
Request for Foreign Title Transfer Used to request a title from an out-of-state lienholder who then returns the title, lien information and letter to county treasurer where the customer resides. MV63 9/16 PDF
Power of Attorney Used when a person authorizes another person to sign necessary documents in his or her absence. MV65 9/16 PDF
Inspection Checklist For Motorcycles and Quadricycles
Completed by the owner of a motorcycle or quadricycle to verify it is street legal and equipped for operation on the highways. MV70 9/16 PDF
Inspection Checklist to Certify that a Non-Conforming Light Vehicle is Equipped for Street Use Self-certify that a non-conforming light vehicle is street legal and equipped for operation on the highways. MV70A 6/17 PDF
Statement of Intent to Declare a Manufactured Home an Improvement to Real Property Used by the owner of a manufactured home to declare it an improvement to real property. MV72 9/16 PDF
Instructions for Statement of Intent to Declare a Manufactured Home an Improvement to Real Property Instructions for declaring a manufactured home an improvement to real property. MV72A 9/16 PDF
Reversal of Declaration of Manufactured Home as an Improvement to Real Property Used to reverse the declaration of a manufactured home as an improvement to real property when moved from that property. MV73 9/16 PDF
Instructions for Reversal of Declaration of Manufactured Home as an Improvement to Real Property Instructions for reversing the declaration of a manufactured home as an improvement to real property when moved from that property. MV73A 9/16 PDF
Security Interest Processing: Assign/Transfer/Force
Allows secured parties to assign their security interest to another party, or to force their security interest to be filed on the motor vehicle record. MV81A 6/17 PDF
Security Interest Processing: New
Allows secured parties to record their security interest on the motor vehicle record. MV81B 9/16 PDF
Wrecking Facility Quarterly Transmittal Used by licensed Montana wrecking facilities to report junk vehicles received. MV86 9/16 PDF
Motor Home Inspection Certificate For law enforcement officers to verify the identification numbers and class of motor
MV95 9/16 PDF
Application to Display Original Montana License Plates Allows display of original Montana license plates that match the year of the vehicle. MV97 6/17 PDF
Statement of Fact Used to clarify certain facts about a title transfer and customer address. MV100 9/16 PDF
Application for Exemption for Vehicle of Certain Health Care Professionals For exemption of vehicle registration fees for nonresident health care professionals employed in Montana by a health care facility in a designated health professional shortage area. MV104 9/16 PDF
Application for an Active Member of the Military to Purchase Veteran’s License Plates Used by Montana residents on active military duty to purchase veteran’s license plates. MV111 9/16 PDF
Specialty License Plate Packet For qualified organizations to sponsor a specialty license plate. Includes design requirements and applications. MV115-MV117A 9/15 PDF
Waiver of $6 for Use of Montana State Parks and Fishing Access Sites Used to waive the $6 on light vehicle registrations for use of Montana State Parks and Fishing Access Sites. MV119 9/15 PDF
Fact Sheet Used to apply for registration of a custom, kit, specially constructed, or street rod vehicle. MV121 9/16 PDF
Montana Salvage Receipt Provided to a salvage vehicle purchaser by an insurance company prior to a salvage certificate being issued for the vehicle. MV203 9/16 PDF
Notice of Total-Loss Payoff “Owner-Retained Salvage Vehicle” Used by insurers upon determining that a salvage vehicle will remain with the owner after an agreed settlement. MV205 9/16 PDF
Application for Salvage Certificate of a Vehicle Used by insurers, owners or someone acting on behalf of an owner to obtain a salvage certificate for a vehicle that is uneconomical to repair and meets the definition of a salvage vehicle. MV206 9/16 PDF
Supplemental Form for Explanation of Component Parts and Bills-of-Sale A supplemental form to explain component parts and bills-of-sale to assist in vehicle identification number inspections. MV207 9/16 PDF
Release of Motor Vehicle Records Used to get information using the vehicle description or person’s name. MV210 9/16 PDF

Other Forms

Application for Seatbelt Exemption For drivers who make frequent stops with a motor vehicle in their official job duties MVD-SE1 9/15 PDF
Request for Refund Used to request a refund from the Motor Vehicle Division for any fees paid for driver license or vehicle title and registration services 40-2300 5/16 PDF

Attorney General's Office & Legal Services Division

The Attorney General’s Office, headed by Attorney General Tim Fox, and the Legal Services Division function as the lawyers for the State of Montana. The attorneys in the Office have expertise in a wide range of legal topics and handle a broad range of legal cases involving the State of Montana and its people.


Children’s Justice Bureau

The Children’s Justice Bureau is an agency-wide initiative at the Montana Department of Justice dedicated to IMPROVING how we respond to child victims, DEVELOPING state-of-the-art approaches by keeping up with the newest research and, most importantly, HELPING child victims recover and move on with their lives.


Forensic Science Division & State Crime Lab

The mission of the Montana Forensic Science Division is to use operationally efficient and financially responsible practices as the laboratory provides accurate, objective, and timely forensic analyses to the criminal justice community in order to maximize value to the citizens of Montana.


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.


Office of Victim Services

The goal of the Office of Victim Services is to provide tools and information to help crime victims recover from their experience and provide them with a range of services available. The criminal justice system can be confusing and intimidating for victims. To assist them as they go through the justice system, the Office of Victim Service is available to answer any questions they may have.


Central Services Division

The Montana Department of Justice’s Central Services Division provides financial and human resources support for the department. We make sure that everything works for the people Working for Justice. If you’re interested in a rewarding career helping protect the rights and safety of all Montanans, we invite you to join our team of over 800 dedicated employees working across the state.


Justice Information Technology Services Division

Our Justice Information Technology Services Division (JITSD) provides vital Information Technology (IT) infrastructure upon which Montanans and local and state law enforcement agencies rely for timely, accurate information. JITSD manages the IT systems, services, and interfaces to support nearly 800 DOJ employees, 325 statewide county motor vehicle system users, and over 3,000 Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) users across the state.


Division of Criminal Investigation

The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Montana Department of Justice is involved in many aspects of Montana law enforcement and is integral to the Department of Justice’s mission of promoting public safety.


Montana Highway Patrol

Montana is rich in natural beauty and history. From Glacier Park in the west to Makoshika Park in the east, the men and women of the Montana Highway Patrol are working hard to make your travels safe and enjoyable. The Highway Patrol’s core values are “Service, Integrity and Respect.” These values are reflected in our commitment to public safety through diligent and fair enforcement of our traffic codes.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 the Consumer Protection Act. Assist consumers by distributing consumer education materials including scam and consumer alerts. Investigate false, misleading, or deceptive trade practices.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Work for Justice

Everyday at The Montana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state. We’re passionate about what we do because it’s more than a job or a career. It’s about who we are as people. If this sounds like you, your unique experiences, knowledge, and values may be just what the Montana Department of Justice is looking for and needs. In return we can offer a culture that promotes fairness and growth opportunities.