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License or ID Renewal in Montana

Montana License or ID Renewal

Keeping a valid ID or license in Montana is important for a variety of reasons. You can renew up to 6 months before or 4 months after your identification expires.

Fortunately, there are a few ways to renew a Montana license. You can renew:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • In person.

NOTE: Montana non-driver IDs must be renewed in person.

Obtaining a REAL ID for the first time has a different process. See the page on Montana REAL ID for instructions.

Renew MT License Online

Many Montana residents can renew their driver’s licenses online. You may renew online if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a Montana license that is eligible for renewal and has not been suspended or revoked in any state.
  • Renewed your last identification in person.
  • Are between 21 and 67 years old.

How to Renew a Montana License Online

Before renewing online, make sure you gather a(n):

To renew online, you must visit the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) online portal and provide your:

  • License number.
  • Last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN).
  • Email address or phone number.
  • Address.

This will determine if you are eligible to renew online. If you are, follow the instructions to complete the transaction.

*The MVD provides a complete list of accepted documents online.

Renew Montana License by Mail

Renewing a Montana license by mail has the same eligibility requirements as for online renewal. Additionally, you may only renew by mail if you:

  • Reside outside of Montana and will NOT return before your license expires.


  • Live in one of the following counties:
    • Wibaux.
    • Treasure.
    • Prairie.
    • Petroleum.
    • Madison.
    • Judith Basin.
    • Jefferson.
    • Golden Valley.
    • Garfield.
    • Carter.

To renew by mail, provide a(n):



Commercial drivers must provide a photocopy of:

  • The Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC).
  • The commercial driver’s license (CDL) AND one of the following:
    • U.S. birth certificate.
    • Valid U.S. passport.
    • Valid permanent resident card.

Mail your items to the address printed on the renewal form.

Renew an MT License or ID in Person

To renew a Montana ID or license in person, visit your local MVD office and provide your:

You will be given a temporary license or ID. Your permanent card will be mailed to you within 2 to 4 weeks.

Montana License and ID Renewal Fees

  • Non-driver ID card: $16.48.
  • Non-driver ID card (21 years old and under): $8.24 (valid 4 years).
  • 8-year driver license (21-67 years old): $41.72.
  • 7- year driver license (68 years old): $36.57.
  • 6-year driver license (69 years old): $31.42.
  • 5-year license (70 years old): $26.27.
  • 4-year license (71 years old): $21.12.
  • 3-year license (72 years old): $15.97.
  • 2-year license (73 years old): $10.82.
  • 1-year license (74 years old): $5.67.
  • 4-year license (75 years old and older): $21.12.

See the fee schedule for CDL renewal fees.

A motorcycle endorsement includes an extra fee. See the fee schedule for a detailed breakdown of costs.

*Contact the MVD at (406) 444-3933 or [email protected] with questions.