Montana Department of Transportation

Aviation in Montana

Pilot Services

Pilot Services

Pilot Registration

Attention all Pilots and Aircraft Owners

The pilot and aircraft registration online service for new and renewing registrations and airport resale online program is temporarily closed. The service will be available as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please call (406) 444-2506 or visit Airport and Pilot Services for more information.

Pilot registration with the Montana Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division is a state law (Montana Code 67, Chapter 3) and a great bargain. The $10.00 pilot registration fee includes our monthly newsletter, Montana and the Sky, and one airport directory.

Each December, the Aeronautics Division mails pilot registration renewal forms to all registered pilots in the state. Once you receive your pilot registration form, please fill it out and mail it with your check made payable to "MDT Aeronautics Division" to:

  • MDT Aeronautics
    PO Box 200507
    Helena MT 59620-0507

You can also fill out the Pilot Registration PDF Form from this website and send it in.

The Search and Rescue (SAR) section of the pilot registration form asks for your emergency locator tracker type and user information in case of an emergency. Also, if you are interested in volunteering your time and/or aircraft for Montana air search and rescue please complete the Search and Rescue registration portion.

If you would like a pilot registration form mailed or emailed to you or you are no longer flying in Montana and want to be removed from our mailing list, please email or call 406-444-2506.