Need to make a trip to the Gallatin County Courthouse, but don't have all day to wait in line?

Here are a few tips to speed up the process, according to Gallatin County Government:

  • Did you purchase your vehicle from a dealer? Call ahead to make sure they have received and processed your paperwork - 406-582-3080.
  • If possible, there are some times to AVOID: Lunchtime, Monday mornings, Fridays and the day before a holiday.
  • The Bozeman office has extended hours! It's open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • There is also a Motor Vehicle Department office in Belgrade for added convenience. That office is located at 312 W. Main St.

Additionally, the Montana Motor Vehicle Licensing Division has partnered with AAA (located at 1530 N. 19th Ave., suite B in Bozeman) where they take walk-in customers to renew or replace your non-REAL ID Montana driver's license. (You do not have to be a AAA member, but there may be an additional fee for those services.)