Administrative Rules

The Department of Justice develops rules by which it implements state law. The department accepts public comment on proposed rules, which are then filed with the Secretary of State’s Office. That office publishes and distributes the final administrative rules adopted by state agencies, available online at Administrative Rules of Montana and Montana Administrative Register.

Department of Justice rules are found in Title 23 of the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):

Emergency Rules

Division Rule Effective Date
None at this time

Proposed Rules

Interested Persons: To receive notice of proposed rules relating to department legislation or a particular division or subject area, fill out the Request for Notice of Rulemaking by an Interested Person form and return it to the Rule Reviewer.

Division Proposed Rule Hearing Date Comments Due
Motor Vehicle Division In the matter of the adoption of New Rules I through III, pertaining to the license plate age-based reissuance process March 19, 2014, beginning at 10am in the auditorium of the Scott Hart Building, 303 North Roberts, Helena, Montana March 27, 2014, by 5pm

Recently Adopted Rules

Division Rule Effective Date

Motor Vehicle Division
In the matter of the adoption of New Rules I through III, pertaining to the license plate age-based reissuance process April 11, 2014

Contact the Department of Justice

To submit comments on proposed Department of Justice administrative rules, contact the Department of Justice:

E-mail: contactdoj@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-3549
Mail: Rule Reviewer
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT 59620-1401

Please include your name and complete mailing address.

:                     In the matter of the amendment of ARM 23.12.1203 through 23.12.1208, 23.12.1301, and 23.12.1411 through 23.12.1413 pertaining to Montana Law Enforcement Academy Preservice Applicants