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montana flagMontana has several different residency requirements.

Driver’s Licenses – For the purposes of obtaining a Driver’s License, you are considered a Montana resident after living in the state for 60 consecutive days, and must have a Montana license in order to operate a motor vehicle.  For commercial drivers, the requirement is 30 days.

Hunting/Fishing – For hunting and fishing licenses, you are considered a Montana resident after 180 days.  After residency is established, you must continue to live in Montana at least 120 days a year and meet a number of other residency criteria.

State Colleges & Universities – For the purposes of higher education, a student must reside in Montana for a minimum of one full year prior to registration.

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