State of Montana Certificate of Title Bond


The State of Montana may require a bond to obtain a title for a vehicle when the applicant is unable to provide a properly assigned Certificate of Title.

The vehicle must be less than 30 years old and have a value of $1,000 or more. A bond is not needed for a vehicle 30 years or older or has a value of under $1,000.

How to obtain a certificate of title in Montana
1. You will gather all the documents that the state requires:

  • Application for bonded title (Form MV10),

  • You will need to indicate how you acquired the vehicle, disclose any security interest or liens on the vehicle.

  • Determine the value of the vehicle through the National Appraisal Guide (NADA) for the year which you are applying. You will need to provide a copy of the NADA guide showing the value of the vehicle.

  • If you are unable to obtain a NADA value for the vehicle, you may complete a Statement of Fact (Form MV100),

2. Apply for the bond. Once you receive your bond in the mail you will submit the bond with all other required documents.

3. Determine where to submit the application

  • If the vehicle needs license plates, you will submit the application to your county treasurer’s office. Title, registration, and license plate fees will be paid a that time.

  • If the vehicle does not need license plates, you will submit the application to the Vehicle Services Bureau or your county treasurer’s office. Title fees will be paid at that time.

4. The Vehicle Services Bureau will then process the application, reviewing the circumstances of ownership, the NADA value and the corresponding bond provided.

The bond will remain in effect for 3 years. Once the bond has expired you can request a replacement certificate of title that no loner states it is a bonded title.

Additional Resources:
Montana Affidavit and Bond For Certificate of Title:
Montana Forms and Manuals: Vehicle Title and Registration:


State of Montana Certificate of Title Bond

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