Montana Residency

*Montana Residency Requirements – How to Become a Montana Resident

How to get Montana residency for the purpose of getting a Montana Driver’s License:

  1. You are considered as having Montana residency after 60 consecutive days and must have a Montana license in order to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Montana.
  2. For a Montana commercial motor vehicle license, the requirement is 30 days.
  3. For more information on Montana driver’s licensing, see Montana Code Annotated 61-5-103 and the Montana Department of Justice, Motor Vehicle Division Montana Driver Licensing page.

How to get Montana residency for the purposes of Montana Fishing Licenses and Montana Hunting Licenses:

  1. You are considered a Montana resident after having lived 180 consecutive days in Montana.
  2. After establishing Montana residency, you must live in the state of Montana a minimum of 120 days a year.
  3. Your principal home must be located in Montana.You must file Montana state income tax returns as a resident (if required to file).
  4. Montana State University Education PhotoVehicles operated in Montana must be licensed and titled as required by Montana law.
  5. You can be registered to vote only in the state of Montana.
  6. You cannot claim residency in any other state or country for any purpose.
  7. There MAY be different requirements for members of the US armed forces. For more information, go to Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

How to become a Montana resident for the purpose of Montana Higher Education:

  1. student must be domiciled in Montana for one year immediately preceding registration.
  2. Attendance as a full-time student is not sufficient to qualify for residence.
  3. For more information, see Montana Code Annotated 20-25-201.

*All information contained herein is derived from sources deemed reliable, however, information is not guaranteed by Taunya Fagan Real Estate, agents, brokers, or ESTATE House brokers.