Resources are listed below to help you set up the structure of your business and to meet other legal requirements for operating a business in Montana.

Structure Your Business

Information regarding business models/organizational structure can be found at:

Legal Assistance In Setting Up Your Business

You may want to contact the Montana Secretary of State's Office (SOS) for assistance in meeting any filing requirements for your business entity.  The Montana SOS can be contacted at:

Montana Secretary of State Business Services Division
P.O. Box 202801 Helena, MT 59620-2801
State Capitol, Room 260, 1301 6th Avenue Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-3665 Fax (406) 444-3976

You may also be able to receive assistance with your business from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) and the Montana Department of Commerce:

Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Job Service Operations
P.O. Box 1728 Helena, MT 59624
Phone: (406) 444-4100 Fax: (406) 444-3037

Business Services

Employer Resources

Montana Department of Commerce
PO Box 200501 301 S Park Ave Helena MT 59620-0501
Phone: (406) 841-2700 Fax: (406) 841-2701 TDD: (406) 841-2702

Relevant Statutes/Administrative Rules/Policies/Regulations

Business Forms

  • SSA Direct Deposit form for direct deposit of government payments
  • Internal Revenue Service forms including:
    • W-9 request for taxpayer identification number and certification
    • W-4 withholding calculations form for each person working for the provider

DDP Qualified Provider Contacts

Montana Association of Community Developmental Services (MACDS)

MACDS is an association of providers of developmental disability services. It has a website that may be able to connect you with existing providers. MACDS or other providers may be able to provide you with assistance and guidance in meeting DDP requirements. For example, another provider may be able to provide examples of its policies and procedures for you to review, so that you can see how other providers have approached development of policies and procedures. Or they may be able to answer questions on how to meet some other requirement for becoming a Qualified Provider.

Montana Association of Community Disability Services Systems Advocacy

36 So. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. A
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 443-1160
Fax: (406) 443-4614

Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities (MTCDD)

2714 Billings Avenue Helena, Montana 59601
Main Phone: (406) 443-4332 Toll Free: (866) 443-4332 Fax: (406) 443-4192

The MTCDD website includes links to brochures and other documents, including a directory of service providers in Montana

HIPAA Resources

Information regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule can be found in your DDP contract or at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.

College of Direct Support (CDS)

The Department makes the College of Direct Support training classes available to all Direct Care employees.  Any qualified provider with a DDP contract will ensure that all direct care employees complete the required core program within six months of hire.

For information on the College of Direct Supports, please contact the Local DDP Office.

To enroll your employees in the College of Direct Supports, contact:

Training and Information Systems Manager
Developmental Disabilities Program, DPHHS
111 Sanders, Rm 305
Helena, MT  59604
(406) 444-6952

Accreditation Resources

Accreditation is not required for qualified providers by DDP. Information regarding accreditation is available at: