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FAQs/Permitting Support Reference

This FAQs/Permitting Support Reference is a handy guide that will help you to steer clear of some of the most common issues such as:

  • The screen displays, but never takes me to the log-on screen.
  • I always wait a long time before I see the login screen.
  • I can’t see the full permit screen.
  • The permitting system isn't responding very fast.
  • I'm getting a security warning for Oracle.
  • My permit or report won't print.

It also includes MDT contacts and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

Online Permitting Computer Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows Vista®, XP, 7 or 8
  • Intel® Pentium III™ processor at 1GHz or higher
  • 1GB RAM
  • 40GB hard drive with 2GB free hard disk space
  • 56Kbps or faster Internet connection
  • Adobe Reader® Version 8.0 or higher
  • Internet Explorer® 6.0 (SP2) or higher
  • Sun® Java™ JRE version 6 update 26*

*MDT offers a virus free version of the Java 6 update 26 and Java 8 update 31 for our customers. If you are running a higher version of Java 7 or Java 8, see FAQs/Permitting Support Reference for the computer setup

Install Java 6 update 26:

  • Left click the following link and choose Run: jre-6u26-windows.exe
  • Run the file to your computer
  • Install the file

Install Java 8 update 31:

Update 08/03/2015
With the constant changes with Java upgrades and the Java 8 update 51 not working correctly with MT Permitting, here is the Java 8 update 31 version.

Update FMCSA Motor Carrier ID Report

To avoid unnecessary delays with MCS, please make sure that your information on the FMCSA Motor Carrier Identification Report (Form MCS150) 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.

Apply Today for a MT Online Permitting Account!

Why wait on hold when you could issue your own permits online? Apply for access to the Montana Permitting System. Visa or MasterCard are required for Online Permitting payments.

Once your application is received we will email you basic computer setup information. Reviewing our Carrier Letter and Tutorial will be of great benefit to you before you begin issuing permits.

Need Assistance or Have Questions?

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