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Online Permitting

Why wait on hold when you could issue your own permits online?

Visa or MasterCard are required for Online Permitting payments.

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 for our customers.

Install Java 6 update 26:

  • Right click the following link and choose Save Target as: jre-6u26-windows.exe
  • Save the file to your computer
  • Double-click on the saved "jre-6u26 (.exe)" file
  • Choose "run"

Update FMCSA Motor Carrier ID Report

To avoid unnecessary delays, you will want to be sure that your information on the FMCSA Motor Carrier Identification Report (Form MCS150) is current. We reference this information when we set up your account. Discrepancies between the information on your application and what shows up in the federal system will slow down the approval process.

If your business has changed its Company Name, USDOT number or TIN (Tax Identification number), please make sure to update your Form MCS150. After this has been completed, please notify MCS at 406-444-7262 so that we can keep your permitting account information updated.

Apply Today!

Apply for access to the Montana Permitting System.

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 Help with Online Permitting?


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).