DOJ: News Release

Services Limited at Driver License Stations April 19-23

HELENA – From April 19-23, driver-licensing stations throughout Montana will offer only license renewals and duplicates. Dean Roberts, administrator of the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Justice, said the staff members who give driving tests will be at mandatory training sessions.

According to Roberts, driver examiners and aides from around the state will be in Helena April 19-23 for training in vehicle inspection, identifying fraudulent documents and hazardous materials endorsements for commercial drivers.

As a result, Roberts said that no satellite stations will be open next week. Driver-licensing stations in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Polson, Sidney and Stevensville will be open their normal hours, but the limited staff will only be available to assist people needing to renew or get a duplicate of their driver licenses.

“The federal Patriot Act and identity theft have dramatically changed the way our licensing staff do business,” Roberts said. “We appreciate the public’s patience in this day and age when our examiners have to be able to recognize fraudulent documents and ensure that commercial drivers follow increasingly complex federal regulations.”
Full services and the normal driver licensing station schedule, will resume on Monday April 26.

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