Forms and Manuals (MVD)

Driver Licensing | Driving Records | Vehicle Title & Registration | Dealers | Miscellaneous

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.

Vehicle Title and Registration

Title Description Form Number Revised Date Downloadable Format
Title Manual The procedural manual for titling vehicles, trailers, recreational vehicles, and boats in Montana. 3/10/14 PDF
Temporary Registration Permit (TRP) User Manual The procedural manual for issuing online temporary registration permits (40-day permits). 1/09 PDF 2MB
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 4/14 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 4/14 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 10/12 PDF
Application for Registration of a Vintage or Pioneer Vehicle Application for registration of a vintage or pioneer vehicle. MV3 2/14 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 3/14 PDF
Application for Replacement Certificate of Title Application for replacement title for a vehicle owner who has lost the Montana title. MV7 4/14 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 1/14 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 3/14 PDF
Application for Break/Bond Title Procedures to apply for Montana title when prior title documentation is unavailable. MV10 2/14 PDF
Application for State Assigned Identification Number Used to assign a vehicle identification number when the original number has been altered or removed, or the vehicle was homemade. MV10B 4/14 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 4/14 PDF
Statement of Correction Used to correct any discrepancy or error on the title record. MV11AB 4/14 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 10/12 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 10/12 PDF
Bill of Sale Used when one person sells a vehicle to another. MV24 4/14 PDF
Certificate of Sale Allows a vehicle subject to foreclosure to be sold at a public or private auction. MV24AB 4/14 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 4/14 PDF
Certificate of Trailer Number Assignment Used to assign a trailer identification number and to verify the number is attached to the trailer. MV39T 3/13 PDF
Statement of Trustee Used to identify trustees and their authority to transfer the titles to motor vehicles held by a trust. MV40 4/14 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 2/14 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 4/10 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 10/13 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 10/12 PDF
Power of Attorney Used when a person authorizes another person to sign necessary documents in his or her absence. MV65 4/14 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 10/12 PDF
Inspection Checklist to Certify that a Non-Conforming Light Vehicle is Equipped for Street Use Completed by a law enforcement officer to verify that a non-conforming light vehicle is street legal and equipped for operation on the highways. MV70A 10/12 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 2/14 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 10/12 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 2/14 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 10/12 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 4/14 PDF
Security Interest Processing: New
Allows secured parties to record their security interest on the motor vehicle record. MV81B 4/14 PDF
Wrecking Facility Quarterly Transmittal Used by licensed Montana wrecking facilities to report junk vehicles received. MV86 10/12 PDF
Motor Home Inspection Certificate For law enforcement officers to verify the identification numbers and class of motor
homes.
MV95 2/13 PDF
Application to Display Original Montana License Plates Allows display of original Montana license plates that match the year of the vehicle. MV97 4/14 PDF
Statement of Fact Used to clarify certain facts about a title transfer and customer address. MV100 4/14 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 4/14 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 10/12 PDF
Specialty License Plate Packet For qualified organizations to sponsor a specialty license plate. Includes design requirements and applications. MV115-MV117A 4/14 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 1/12 PDF
Fact Sheet Used to apply for registration of a custom, kit, specially constructed, or street rod vehicle. MV121 4/14 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 4/14 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 5/13 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 4/14 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 10/12 PDF
Release of Motor Vehicle Records Used to get information using the vehicle description or person’s name. MV210 10/12 PDF

Driving Records

Title Description Form Number Revised Date Downloadable Format
Understanding the Montana Driving Record A 69-page manual describing driving records and the information they contain. 7/06 PDF
Release of Driving Records and Personal Information Express Consent Form Used to request a copy of an individual’s driving history. 34-0100 & 34-0100A 11/08 PDF
CMV Implied Consent Advisory Law Enforcement Use: Officer requesting a breath test – CMV 36-0200 5/08 PDF
Spanish Translation: CMV Implied Consent Advisory Law Enforcement Use: Spanish translation of Form 36-0200 36-0200S 7/08 PDF
Non-CMV Implied Consent Advisory Law Enforcement Use: Officer requesting a breath test – Non-CMV 36-0300 5/08 PDF
Spanish Translation: Non-CMV Implied Consent Advisory Law Enforcement Use: Spanish translation of Form 36-0300 36-0300S 7/08 PDF
Directions for Completing Alcohol/ Drug Testing Refusal Certification Forms Law Enforcement Use 36-0400D 5/08 PDF
ACD Codes, Descriptions and Abbreviations Generic Violation Reporting Codes for Driver Record Interpretation 4/07 PDF

Driver Licensing

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 1/14 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 7/12 PDF
Driver Medical Evaluation For individuals required to submit a medical evaluation signed by a physician. 20-1900 2/10 PDF
Driver Manual A study guide to help new and experienced drivers learn the rules of the road and become safe drivers. 25-0100 2014 PDF
Motorcycle Supplement 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 2012-2014 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 2.3MB
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-ST WVR 2/13 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 7/12 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 Renewal by Mail instructions before filling out renewal forms. All three of the following forms are required to be completed and submitted,
along with a photocopy of a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) (formerly known as DOT medical card):

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
Form 3: Report of Eye Examination Application 22-1801 7/12 PDF

Dealers

Title Description Form Number Revised Date Downloadable Format
Manufacturer Dealer Application Checklist Checklist of requirements for obtaining a Manufacturer/Distributor/Importer dealer license. MV18 10/12 PDF
General Information and Requirements for Application for a Motor Vehicle
Dealer License
Lists information and requirements to apply for a Montana Motor Vehicle Dealer License. MV22 10/12 PDF
Dealer License: Original and Renewal Application Used to apply for a Motor Vehicle Dealer license, or to change and update information on an existing application (such as name, ownership, or address change). MV25 4/14 PDF
Franchise Application Addendum Used to update a dealership’s franchise information. MV25A 4/14 PDF
Vehicle Type Application Addendum Used to update the types of vehicles sold by the dealership. MV25B 4/14 PDF
Application for Manufacturer, Importer, Distributor License Used by a Manufacturer, Distributor, Factory Branch, Distributor Branch or Importer to apply for a license. MV25MFG 4/14 PDF
Manufacturer Application Addendum An addendum to the manufacturer application used to report additional dealers authorized to sell your products in Montana. MV25MFG-A 10/12 PDF
Application for Name Change for Dealers Required when changing the current dealership name. MV28 2/14 PDF
Original Dealer Application Checklist Checklist of requirements for obtaining a dealer license. MV32 10/12 PDF
Transfer of Dealership Used by a registered dealer to transfer interest in the dealership to another person. MV34 2/14 PDF
Manufacturer’s Representative License Plate Order Form Used by a Manufacturer, Distributor, Factory Branch, Distributor Branch or Importer to apply for license plates for Montana representatives. MV35MFG 4/14 PDF
Motor Vehicle Dealer Plate Order and Certification of Sales: Original and
Renewal
Form for requesting plates used in the operation of dealer business and to certify sales made. MV35P 4/14 PDF
Application for Approval of Off-Premise Sale Used by dealers to apply for permission to conduct a sale somewhere other than their established place of business. MV68 10/12 PDF
Application for Approval of Vehicle Display Used by dealers to apply for permission to display a vehicle at a location other than their licensed place of business. MV68V 10/12 PDF
New Transit Permit and Plate Application Checklist Checklist of requirements for obtaining a new license for the transportation of vehicles or mobile homes. MV69 10/12 PDF
Application for Transit Permit and Plates Used to apply for a license for the transportation of new motor vehicles, new trailers, or new or used mobile homes. MV82 4/14 PDF
Dealer Inspection Form Must be completed by an agent of the Montana Highway Patrol, local law enforcement, or Department of Justice Compliance Specialist. MV105 10/12 PDF

Miscellaneous

Title Description Form Number Revised Date Downloadable Format
Application for Seatbelt Exemption For drivers who make frequent stops with a motor vehicle in their official job duties to apply for a seatbelt exemption. MVD-SE1 3/10 PDF
Order Form for Sample License Plates For collectors who want to buy sample license plates. MV6 10/12 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 9/11 PDF