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Need Assistance or Have Questions?

Call Motor Carrier Services in Helena Montana at 406-444-7262. We're in the office 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).

For your protection, we deactivate accounts with invalid email addresses. us to report a change in your Email Address for your online account or update your own account once logged in.

  • 406-444-7638
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday (except holidays)

If you had an online permitting account in MT’s previous system, but did not receive an account in the new system and you cannot do an application due to your company/USDOT number already existing, please send an requesting an Internet Carrier Information Form.

If you believe that you should have received an email from MDT, please check your spam/junk folder as we have noticed that the emails from mt.gov have been going there.

Apply Today for a MT Online ePART Account!

To issue your own permits conveniently 24x7...

Apply for access to the Montana ePART.

The Montana Department of Transportation is implementing a new electronic Permitting, Auditing, Registration and Tax system (ePART). Our customers can expect a user friendly system with expansive online access to generate various types of permits, International Registration Plan (IRP) Transactions, International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) renewals and reporting, and the ability for secure payment processing (fees may vary). Along with the new system, carriers can expect the same high quality of service from the Motor Carrier Services and Administration Divisions.

Payment Types accepted!

Electronic Checks; Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted as Online payments types.

  • Electronic Checks has a $1.00 transaction fee added onto the price of the transaction.
  • The credit card fee of .027 + $.25 is being passed onto the carrier along with the price of the permit / credentials. This is noticed at the time of processing the payment.
  • Please print the receipt from the payment screen as the additional fees are not carried back over into the ePART system.

ePART Tips and Training Videos

Please see our ePART Helpful Tips for further guidance.

Please view the training presentations on our new ePART Application. Please check back as MDT is working on developing more presentations for your assistance.

A reminder to check your route for your Permits

When you begin issuing your own permits, it is important to remember your responsibility to check construction reports and load-speed restrictions to verify that the route you plan to take does not have unanticipated restrictions.

Check Road Conditions | Montana Road Report Map

Draft Permit

The purpose behind a draft permit is to allow the customer to see if they can utilize a MT permit before paying for it. This would be beneficial such as when bidding a job to see how much a permit would cost before proceeding. (Please note the cost listed).

To get to a draft permit, the user will work up the permit until the Billing page. At the bottom on of the screen, instead of clicking Proceed to finalize the permit, the user would click the Draft Permit button.

This will bring up a copy of the permit (permit number is VOIDVOID). No amount is shown on the draft permit.

Third Party Agents and Online Carriers for Permitting:

In the MT Permitting Application, our online carriers grant access to the Third-Party Agent(s) to issue permits on their behalf. Please click on the link below for instructions that pertains to the activity that is being completed.

Instructions for Assigning a Third Party in Permitting

Instructions for a Third Party Access

Is your federal information up-to-date?

To avoid unnecessary delays with MCS, please make sure that your information on the FMCSA Motor Carrier Unified Registration System is current. MCS does reference this information when a new account is set-up; and/or periodically as needed. Discrepancies between information provided to MCS and what shows up in the federal system, will slow down MCS processes.

If your business has changed its Company Name, USDOT number, TIN (Tax Identification number), and/or mailing or physical address, please make sure to update your forms on the FMCSA site. After this has been completed, please notify MCS at 406-444-6130 so that MCS can keep your account information updated on our MCS systems.