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ATTENTION:
Effective 06/01/2020, MCS will begin taking walk in customers wishing to obtain permits as well as IRP and IFTA registrations. In order to meet the social distancing requirements, we will limit 2 customers in the office at a time. You may schedule an appointment to work with a License and Permit Tech by calling 406-444-6130. For time and efficiency MCS continues to encourage the use of our online License and Permit system known as ePART. See our Online Carriers page.

Diesel Fuel Users: Please be advised that the National and State Covid-19 Emergency Declaration does not include the ability to use non-taxed diesel fuel (dyed diesel) in motor vehicles traveling on public roads and highways. Using dyed diesel on Montana roadways could be result in a penalty not to exceed $1,000.00 for a first offense and $5,000.00 for a second offense.

USDOT Number updates: needed for Intrastate and Interstate carriers, this is a free service that is done by FMCSA and MCS/MDT. You will not receive calls from either entity requesting money to update this for you. If you receive a call from someone offering to do this for you for compensation, this is a scammer. To update your information, please see our FMCSA Page


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Annual Term Advantages

Are you spending a lot of time repeatedly applying for the same permits? There are advantages to getting an Annual Term Permit.

  • Obtain oversize permits for each vehicle annually.
  • Obtain overweight permits for each vehicle annually or quarterly.
  • Save time and money if you haul multiple loads.
  • Avoid the year end rush! Purchase your annual permits before the end of the current calendar year.
  • You may be able to issue your permits online.
  • Maximum dimensions are 15' wide, 95' long, and 15'6" high for an oversize annual term.

Questions?

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