(1) Upon original application for a driver's license, an applicant must present evidence of the applicant's Montana residence address.   A Montana residence or street address must be provided; if the applicant does not receive mail at the residence or street address, a Montana post office box or mailing address also must be provided.

(2) The department will accept the following documents as evidence of a Montana residence address, provided the document shows the applicant's name and Montana residence address as it appears on the driver's license application:

(a) any primary or secondary document as listed in ARM 23.3.131;

(b) a US or Montana income tax return for the previous year;

(c) a Montana voter registration card;

(d) a receipt for personal or real property taxes paid within the last year to the state of Montana or a Montana county;

(e) a current automobile or life insurance policy or statement;

(f) a certified copy of school records issued by the school the applicant is currently attending or attended within four months of the application;

(g) a written statement from the applicant's parent, guardian, or adult child that the applicant resides at the same address as the parent, guardian, or adult child, along with a copy of a document permitted under this rule that evidences the Montana residence address of the applicant's parent, guardian, or adult child;

(h) the original copy of a rental agreement or rent payment receipt signed by the landlord or rental agent that includes the applicant's name and residence address;

(i) home mortgage or equity loan papers showing the applicant's name and residence address; a rural address will be accepted when there is no other physical address;

(j) any of the following, dated or issued not more than four months prior to application:

(i) a payroll check or payroll check stub;

(ii) a bank statement;

(iii) a utility bill or utility hook-up order;

(iv) canceled mail addressed to the applicant; or

(k) if the applicant is homeless, a descriptive address of the location where the applicant primarily resides, e.g., "under the west end of the east street bridge."   The applicant must also provide a separate mailing address and present a written statement from a social service agency on the agency's letterhead verifying the applicant's homeless status and the descriptive address given by the applicant.

History: Sec. 61-5-125, MCA; IMP, Sec. 61-5-103, 61-5-107, 61-5-111, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 2524, Eff. 9/22/00; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 1316, Eff. 4/26/02.