Services Limited at Driver License Stations May 23-27
HELENA – From May 23-27, most driver licensing stations throughout Montana will be closed, while others will be open for limited hours and offer only license renewals and duplicates.
Dean Roberts, administrator of the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Justice, said that driver examiners and aides from around the state will be in Helena next week for training in:
- new hazardous materials and school bus endorsements for commercial drivers,
- general driver license testing standards and
- implications of the Real ID Act recently passed by Congress.
As a result, Roberts said that no satellite stations will be open May 23-27. Driver-licensing stations in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Polson, Sidney and Stevensville will be open for reduced hours, and the limited staff will only be available to assist people needing to renew or get a duplicate of their driver licenses.
The following services will not be available May 23-27:
- tests for regular, commercial or motorcycle licenses
- new applications for identity cards and driver licenses
- VIN inspections
- endorsements or restrictions on existing licenses
“The federal government is placing additional security and driver licensing standards on us and our driver licensing staff must be trained in new policies and procedures,” Roberts said. “We especially appreciate the public’s patience and understanding as we respond to these new standards and complex security issues.”
Full services and the normal driver licensing station schedule will resume on Tuesday May 31.