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How to Notify the Montana DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Montana DMV?

When looking to change your address for your Montana DMV, you have two options to pick from:

Keep reading to learn more with our step-by-step guide.

If you are moving within, to or even from Montana, you will need to update your address with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). DMV is a state-level government agency that handles everything related to vehicles and licenses. You can update your address by mail and in person. Unfortunately, it can not be done online.

Montana DMV requires you to update your address within 10 days of moving. You are required to update your vehicle registration information and driver’s license information.

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I’m moving within Montana: How to change my address with the Montana DMV?

When you’re moving within your state, you are required to change your address with the department of motor vehicles (DMV) as soon as possible. Every state has their own rules and policies. If you’re moving within Montana, you are required to update your address with the DMV within 10 days of your move.

Because updating your address is so crucial, many states have narrowed the process significantly. To update your address on your license and on other documents, you should be aware of the steps that are to be followed in your state.

So how can you apply for a Montana DMV change of address?

 

1. In person

In Montana, you can conveniently update your address by mail, without having to visit the DMV office. However, if you wish to do it in person, you’ll have to visit the Montana DMV office. 

Following are some of the major MT MVD offices and their address in Montana:

Bozeman

Department of Motor Vehicles

311 W Main St Rm 104, Bozeman, MT

Billings

Department of Motor Vehicles

615 S 27th St, Billings, MT

Helena

Department of Motor Vehicles

2100 11th Ave, Helena, MT

Find your local DMV field office

Step by step process

  1. Locate your nearest MT MVD office.
  2. Ask for the change of address form upon your arrival.
  3. Provide the information requested on the form and submit the required documents.

Documents required

  1. Your change of address form
  2. Your driver license number.
  3. Your old and new address.

 

2. By mail

If you have recently shifted within Montana, you will be required to change your address with the MT MVD within 10 days. You can simply complete the driver’s license change of address request by mail. It is one of the most convenient options available, considering that you have your Montana driver’s license, ID, date of birth and a social security number (SSN).

Step by step process

  1. Fill out the Change of Address for Driver License or ID Card (Electronic Record) form.
  2. Mail the form to:

    Motor Vehicle Division,
    Records Section, P.O. Box 201430,
    Helena, MT

  3. Change of address in Montana requires no payment, but if you wish to replace your license, you’ll be required to pay a $10.30 fee.
  4. Once your address is updated on your driver’s license, it will automatically be updated on your vehicle registration too.

Documents required

Note: In Montana, you cannot change your address online.

 

I’m moving from another State to Montana: How to change my address with the Montana DMV?

If you are moving from another state to Montana, you need to get a new driver’s license from the Montana DMV. You have 60 days to apply for a new driver’s license and 60 days to register your vehicle after establishing residency, considering you have a valid, unexpired driver’s license from another U.S. state.

Sorry to break it to you but you will have to visit the Montana DMV in person to apply for a new driver’s license.

Update my address in person with the DMV

If you are a new resident in Montana, you will have to apply for a new license and register your vehicle by visiting the Montana DMV office in person.

Step by step process

  1. Locate your nearest MT MVD office.
  2. Ask for the driver’s license application form and fill out the Application for Certificate of Title for a Motor Vehicle (MV1) for registering your vehicle.
  3. You’ll also be required to surrender your old license.
  4. Provide the information requested on the form and pay the fees.

Documents/Information required

  1. Proof of signature
    • Montana driver’s license, Montana ID Card (any one document from the two)
  1. Proof of residency
    • Deed/Title, mortgage, rental/lease agreement
  1. Proof of social security number
  2. Date of birth

Note: In Montana, you cannot apply for a license online or by mail.

 

 Montana Change of Address, White Sulphur Springs, MT, USA

I’m moving from Montana to another State: How to change my address with the Montana DMV?

You don’t need to update the Montana DMV if you are moving from Montana to another state. Your Montana driver’s license will be canceled as soon as you receive a new one from the state you’re moving to. The same goes for your vehicle registration as well, and you don’t need to surrender your license plates.

Things to do when moving out of Montana:

  • Apply for a new driver’s license, the time-limit for the process varies from state to state. However, most states require this to be completed within 30 to 60 days of establishing residency. 
  • Apply for a vehicle registration, the time-limit for this process also varies from state to state. 
  • You will have to apply for the driver’s license and vehicle registration by visiting the DMV office of the state you have moved to. Note that the requirements will vary according to the state you’ve moved to.

 

What are the documents required?

Here are the documents you need to update your address with the Montana Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • Application for change of address form
  • Your new and old address
  • Credit card for payments
  • License plate number
  • Last four digits of your VIN and SSN
  • Proof of the U.S. Citizenship or, if you are not a U.S. Citizen, evidence of lawful presence.
  • SSN and I.D
  • Proof of Montana residency
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Proof of liability insurance 
  • Proof of inspection
  • Proof of ownership
  • Application for Montana title and/or registration

 

Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the Montana DMV of my move?

You must notify the DMV within 10 days of your move.

Do I need to take a driving test?

No, you will not be required to take the driving test. 

Will filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form update my vehicle registration records?

No, filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form will not update the information on your DMV records. 

After moving to another state, do I need to return the license plates?

You will not have to surrender your vehicle registration and plates to the Montana DMV.

Can I change my name and address on my driving licence at the same time?

You can only change your name and address simultaneously if you’re applying for a new license or ID. Otherwise, both the processes require separate procedures. 

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