Montana Car and Truck Registration FAQs

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Montana Car and Truck Registration

The Most Affordable County for Light-Vehicle Registration in MT

The Montana DMV classifies cars, SUVs, pickups, vans, and basically anything that is not a motor home or big commercial truck as an “auto.” Whether you have a Lamborghini Urus, C8 Corvette, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, or Chevy Silverado 3500, the technical MT lingo is “light-vehicle registration.”

We are the most affordable county to register Montana autos in. You have to register the Montana auto in the county of the registered agent. In Montana through the law MCA 61-3-311, cars and trucks are exempt from sales tax. When you own your lambo, ferrari, pickup, van or car through a Montana LLC, you can take advantage of permanent registration. We form a Montana LLC for you, including the LLC formation and initial plate registration, all for a total of $849.

How the Montana LLC Vehicle Registration Works

When we form a Montana LLC for you, we include the LLC formation fee and plate registration all for a total of $849. This also includes our County DMV fees. Then, once a year, you will be required to pay directly to the DMV the following fees:

0-4 years old
5-10 years old
11 years or older
Permanent plate for vehicles that are 11 years or older

Residents of Montana don’t pay sales tax on vehicles. The good news is that Montana actually considers a domestic MT LLC to be a resident! This means that if you own your MT vehicle through a Montana LLC, you get access to sales tax exemption, property tax exemption and permanent registration. You don’t need to live in or buy your vehicle in Montana. Read on to learn how we can complete this process for you.

What Are the Steps For Using a Montana LLC to Buy a Car or Truck Tax-Free?

Sign up for our Montana vehicle LLC formation service. We’ll submit your documents to the Secretary of State and overnight your LLC formation paperwork.

Using your new Montana vehicle LLC, purchase your Montana pickup or car. Make sure to list your LLC as the owner.
Send us the title work for your car or pickup (or have your dealer send it). We’ll register your vehicle with the state.

We’ll overnight your MT vehicle registration, plates, and title to you once we receive them back from the state.

Long-Term Montana LLC Maintenance

To maintain a Montana car LLC, you’ll need to do two things each year:

Maintain a registered agent in Montana. If you hire us to form your Montana light vehicle LLC, our price includes one year of registered agent service. We charge $49 a year for this service.

To maintain your light vehicle LLC in Montana, you need to submit an annual report. The fee for this is $20, and you can even hire us to complete it for you.

What Does it Cost to Form a Montana LLC for a Light Vehicle?

Our total price for forming your MT LLC and your MT Vehicle Registration includes all the secretary of state and initial county DMV fees. It also includes the first year of our registered agent service and the use of our address in Montana. You can get the whole package for $849.

Benefits of Using a Montana LLC to Own a Car or Pickup

In addition to sales tax and property tax-free vehicle registration, you can reap another benefit of Montana residency through your LLC: permanent plates. If your car, truck or van is 11 years old—or as soon as it reaches that age—you’re eligible to pay for permanent plates. That means that you pay a one-time fee of $130.00 and never have to worry about annual registration again.

The other big reason to buy your vehicle with your Montana LLC is asset protection. Your LLC is the owner, and our address is on record. Your name and address stay off Montana Secretary of State and DMV records.

How Long Will it Take to Register My Vehicle in Montana?

If you hire us to take care of things for you, we can get it done in about five days. That’s because we offer same-day LLC formation and DMV registration. So if you purchase your MT vehicle as soon as your MT LLC is formed and overnight us the title work, you can have Montana plates in your hands within 5 weeks. If you’re in a hurry to get on the road, we’ve got you covered. We’ll get you temporary plates in as little as 5 business days.

Why is Our Montana Light Vehicle LLC Different?

We understand Montana LLC formations and vehicle registrations through and through. We are the best when it comes to Montana LLC formations. We file more title registrations in Montana than any other law firm or national incorporation website. Why? We provide more initial tools, great documents, and ongoing compliance tools for Montana businesses. It’s all we do.

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