Driver licensing agency
contact information
Montana Department of Justice
Motor Vehicle Division
Scott Hart Building, Second Floor
303 North Roberts
PO Box 201430
Helena, MT 59620-1430
406 444-1773
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity

Visual fields

Color vision requirement
Type of road test

Restricted licenses
Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blind—other with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum

Are bioptic telescopes allowed?

Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
Only for commercial drivers
The road test includes a figure 8; 3 left and 3 right turns; 2 stop signs; driving through an intersection; and parallel parking.
20/70 in better eye with restrictions on daylight and speed; 20/100 in better eye for a possible license with restrictions.
Yes, with acuity of 20/100 or better through carrier lens.
Only for commercial drivers
Optec 1000
Licensing Renewal Procedures

Age-based renewal procedures
Length of license validation

Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?

Road test required?
Between ages 68-74, all issued/renewed licenses expire on the client’s 75th birthday. At age 75, renewal cycle is reduced to 4 years.
8 years. If renewing by mail, a 4 year license is issued and the next renewal requires a personal appearance by the applicant.
At the discretion of the examiner if safe operation of the motor vehicle is in question.
Same as written requirement.
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting

Legal protection
DMV follow-up
Other reporting
Physicians are encouraged to report.
There is a statute granting physicians immunity from liability for reporting in good faith any patient whom the physician diagnoses as having a condition that will significantly impair the patient’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Will accept information from courts, other DMVs, police, family members, and other sources. Not anonymous or confidential. If requested, the state is required to disclose to the driver the name of the reporter.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB Montana does not retain a medical advisory board

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