Multi-level Marketing Companies—Consumers



Overview

The office of the Montana State Auditor, Commissioner of Securities and Insurance (CSI) is tasked with the regulation of multi-level marketing companies (MLMs).

  • An MLM is one that sells, distributes, or supplies goods or services through agents, contractors, or distributors at different levels of distribution.
  • MLMs also include companies that compensate participants, in part, based on purchases, sales, or the recruitment of other participants in the MLM.
  • Compliance with Montana state law does not signify that the state endorses a multi-level marketing company.
  • Companies that are a member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) are not required to file notice with the CSI.

Consumer Resources

  • To check and see if the company you are affiliated with or considering is filed with Montana click HERE.
  • To see if the company you are affiliated with or considering is a member of the DSA click HERE.

If you have questions about multi-level marketing companies, please feel free to contact us by phone at (800) 332-6148 or (406) 444-2040.

MLM Uniform Notice Filing and Compliance

In Montana, it is unlawful for a person to transact business in this state as a multi-level marketing company unless the MLM has filed with the Montana CSI or is a member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA). For information on Notice Filing requirements and the Uniform Notice Filing form, click HERE.

Please fill, print, and mail your MLD-1 Form to:
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Securities Department
840 Helena Avenue
Helena, MT 59601


Need more help?
  Check out the Securities Forms Page
  Call the Commissioner’s hotline at 800-332-6148