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Montana DMV registration renewal

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    Renewing Your Montana Vehicle Registration

    As a Montana resident, it’s important to keep your vehicle registration up-to-date. Fortunately, the Montana Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) makes the renewal process straightforward. 

    Renewal Options

    You have a few options when it comes to renewing your Montana vehicle registration:

    1. Online: You can renew your registration online through the MVD’s Vehicle Registration Renewal Service. To do this, you’ll need your title number, VIN, and payment information. 
    2. By Mail: You can mail your renewal payment and any required documents to your local county treasurer’s office. Be sure to include a copy of your registration renewal information.
    3. In Person: You can also renew your registration in person at your county treasurer’s office. Bring your current registration, proof of insurance, and a valid Montana driver’s license. 

    Renewal Fees

    The standard renewal fee for a Montana vehicle is $87.50, plus a $10 Montana Highway Patrol Salary and Retention Fee. There may also be additional county-specific taxes or fees. If your vehicle is 11 years old or older and weighs 1 ton or less, it may be eligible for permanent registration, which eliminates the need for annual renewals. 

    Timing

    Registrations in Montana are valid for 24 months. You’ll receive a blue renewal card in the mail about 60 days before your registration expires. If your registration has been expired for more than 12 months, you’ll need to start a new registration period and may have to pay for new license plates. 

    For more information on vehicle registration in Montana, visit the Montana Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division website.

    What documents are needed to renew Montana vehicle registration

    To renew your Montana vehicle registration, you will need the following documents:

    • Title number
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
    • Payment for the renewal fees

    These documents are essential for the renewal process, whether you choose to renew online, by mail, or in person at a Montana DMV office. It’s important to have these documents ready to ensure a smooth and efficient renewal experience.

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