How To Obtain Your Montana Driving Record
You can get your Montana driving record by ordering it from the Montana Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division. You can submit an order for your driving record if you have a Montana driver’s license, ID card, or commercial driver’s license. You can send in this order either in the mail or online or receive it in person.
Applying to Get the Driving Record
You can order your driving record online, and many people find this the most convenient way of getting their driving record. If you already have a password and user ID in the MVD system, you can log in. If not, you can access it as a public user. You will have to fill out a Driver Record Request Form to get your Montana driving record, and you will need to print it immediately. The electronic record is not mailed to you. You’ll certify that you are using the record only for a lawful purpose. Additionally, you should have all the following information available:
- Your date of birth
- The last four digits of your Social Security Number
- Your driver’s license number
You will receive an invoice for the fee.
To obtain your record by mail or in person, you’ll fill out Form 34-0100. You’ll need your date of birth and driver’s license number. If requesting by mail, you’ll send the form and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Helena, MT 59620-1430
Fees for Getting Your Driving Record and Payment Methods
The fee for obtaining a driver’s record by mail or in person is $4.12. The fee to obtain a record online is $7.87. Fees are payable by check or money order. If you order your record online, you will receive a bill for the fee.
What’s Included In Your Driving Record?
Montana driver records include driving history, personal history, licensing information, convictions, sanctions, and motor vehicle accident history. They no longer include medical history, self-certification, or expiration date.
In Montana, traffic convictions remain on your driving record for life, although the demerit points from them are removed after three years. If, as a Montana driver, you are convicted of offenses in other states, these convictions also become part of your permanent record. If an out-of-state driver is convicted of an offense in Montana, that information is sent to the person’s state of residence. Completion of a defensive driving course does not remove points from your driving record in Montana.
Information on the driver record is placed into categories:
- Requestor Information
- Driver and Credential Information
- Active Sanctions
- Sanctions History and Related Events
- History Events
- Accident History
A certified driving record contains the same information as a non certified record but with the additional certification.