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Montana Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form MV65)

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Montana Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form MV65)

Updated August 09, 2023

A Montana motor vehicle power of attorney (Form MV65) can be used by a vehicle owner to appoint someone else to handle registration or title matters. The agent will need to present this form signed and notarized to a Montana MVD location. The agent can choose to register the vehicle as desired.

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Montana Vehicle Owner Information

(1) Vehicle Owner Legal Name. In order to grant another Party, the right to represent you, as the vehicle Owner, identify yourself to the Montana DMV.

(2) Vehicle Owner Home Address. Produce your home address as it appears on your Montana State Driver’s License.

(3) Vehicle Attorney-in-Fact Name. The Party who shall act with the same power as the Owner of the vehicle possesses must have his or her name attached to this role.

(4) Attorney-in-Fact Address. Verify the identity of the Montana Vehicle Attorney-in-Fact by transcribing his or her address from his or her Driver’s License to this form.

(5) Attorney-in-Fact Powers. The Attorney-in-Fact named above will by default be able to handle tasks such as vehicle registration, title transfer, and applications on behalf of the Montana Principal. If there are other actions that you wish the Attorney-in-Fact to take with this vehicle in your name, you must define them.

Identify The Vehicle

(6) Vehicle Title Number. This vehicle must be clearly defined so that the Montana DMV can accept the Attorney-in-Fact’s actions with the appropriate vehicle. A standard manner of identifying a vehicle is its title number. Find this on the vehicle’s title the record it. (7) Year. The production year of the vehicle can be located on the car itself or in its paperwork.

(8) Make. Record the name of the Business Entity that manufactured the concerned vehicle. This will be readily available on the vehicle’s original paperwork or on its body (i.e., Buick, Hyundai).

(9) Model. The production model of the vehicle (i.e., Skylark, Elantra).

(10) Vehicle Identification Number. The Vehicle Identification Number the manufacturer assigned to the automobile can often be found on its dashboard (at the lower left) or in its original paperwork. Make sure to record this information exactly as it appears in either of these sources. Note: If the dashboard has been replaced or altered make sure to use the vehicle’s paperwork to gain this information. This will avoid confusion.

(11) Vehicle Color. Document the color of the vehicle.

(12) Vehicle License Plate Number. The license plate number issued at the time of this vehicle’s latest registration should be dispensed to this paperwork.

Vehicle Odometer Status

(13) Odometer Reading. A record of the odometer reading must be made. Before doing so, indicate if the concerned vehicle has five digits or six digits available for its odometer reading. This does not include fractions.

(14) Define The Odometer Reading. A vehicle’s odometer reading is another method of identifying an automobile. Inspect the odometer then reproduce this number where requested to the nearest tenth of a mile.

(15) Odometer Reading Date. The date when the inspection of the odometer reading occurred should be furnished. This does not have to be the same date when this document is completed.

(16) Miles Driven Statement. Mark the first box if the number of miles driven exceeds that of the odometer reading above.

(17) Odometer Discrepancy Statement. If the odometer is not functioning correctly, indicate this by selecting the second check box of this section.

Effective Signature

(18) Montana Vehicle Owner Signature. In order to solidify that this designation of power is made freely and with a clear understanding of the issue, you, as the Vehicle Owner must sign your name before a Notary Public.

(19) Vehicle Owner Signature Date.

Notary Use Only

(20) Notarization. The Notary Public watching your signature produced will then complete the notarization section with a record of where you signed this form and your identity. After which he or she will sign and stamp this area as a part of the notarization process. Purchaser (If Applicable).

Purchaser Acknowledgement 

(21) Purchaser Signature. If this vehicle has been recently purchased, then the Purchaser must sign this form to testify to the accuracy of the odometer. If the Purchaser happens to be a Business Entity, then a Representative that is authorized by the Purchase Entity can sign this testimony on its behalf.

(22) Purchaser’s Printed Name.

(23) Purchaser’s Signature Date.

(24) Full Name Of Applicable Business Entity. If the Vehicle’s Purchaser is a business entity, its entire legal name must be documented in the Purchaser’s odometer testimony.