(1) If a person is temporarily out of state and will not be returning to
Montana prior to the expiration of the person's noncommercial driver's license, the person may
apply, upon a form prescribed by the department, for the renewal of the license
(2) Mail renewal applications must be submitted
within the grace period prescribed in 61-5-111, MCA, and must be accompanied by
the appropriate license fees, an eye examination report (form 22-1801) completed by a licensed opthalmologist or optometrist, and a driver medical
evaluation report (form 20-1900) completed by a licensed physician. If the department does not have a digitized
photograph or signature record of the renewal applicant, the applicant must
also submit a color head and shoulders photograph of the applicant no larger
than 2 x 2 inches in size and an exemplar of the applicant's signature.
(3) A commercial driver's license that does not
include a hazardous endorsement may also be renewed by mail if the licensee is
temporarily out of state and will not be returning to Montana prior to the
expiration of the license. In addition
to completing the requirements of (2) , the applicant must also submit a copy of
the applicant's current DOT card.