How to Register an RV with the Montana DMV Tax-Free

RV Age Price
0-2 years old $282.50
2-5 years old $224.25
5-8 years old $132.50
8-11 years old $97.50
Over 11 years old * Can get permanent license plate for $237.50

The practice of doing a Montana RV registration is easier than one might think.

You don’t need to go into the local DMV office. Our DMV is the Flathead County DMV. We don’t have a county option tax.

We only charge $300-$500 (depending on age) to register your RV with the DMV after we form your LLC for $300. This includes same-day processing, courier delivery of the license plates and registration paperwork back to you, and the initial DMV fees. A year later you’ll get a renewal notice from the DMV and you pay the DMV direct. We don’t mark up their fees or try to sell you some weird crap you don’t need.

Renewals will be sent out with a post card each year to your mailing address or your Montana LLC address. Even if you don’t get the renewal, you can pay it online and they will mail the new sticker to you, or you can pay by faxing in the credit card payment to the Flathead DMV at 406-758-5863 (write on the fax cover sheet where you would like the new sticker mailed to). You can even call the Flathead DMV at 406-758-5690 and pay with a credit card over the phone.

Montana has permanent address plates for travel trailers and vehicles that are 11 or more years old, so you might not even have to worry about renewals.

If you are buying a vehicle from a dealership, often times they will complete the title work and mail it to the Flathead DMV. Once the DMV receives it, you can just call them and pay with a credit card.

For the forms to send in, and step-by-step instructions, please read through Montana Vehicle Registration.

Please see our Resources page for the link to online RV registration renewal with the Montana DMV.

For insurance information, see our Insuring Your RV in Montana page.

When we set up Montana LLCs, it only costs $300 for the all-inclusive package and one-day processing. It’s the cheapest Montana LLC service out there!