If you are a member of the U.S. Military preparing for
deployment overseas or out of state, check the expiration
date printed on your Idaho Driver's License (see example
in red circle below) to make sure it will not expire while
you are deployed.
If your license will expire in less than 25 months and you
are nearing a deployment date, we encourage you to visit
your local county sheriff's office and renew your driver's
license. You can renew your license up to 25 months in
advance of its expiration date.
If the expiration date printed on your license is more
than 25 months away, and you anticipate being on active
duty or out of state when your license expires, you can
download an extension of Idaho drivers license
and submit the extension form to
the Idaho DMV within six months—preferably no later than
two months—prior to your license's expiration date. As an
active member of the military, you can extend your Idaho
driver's license for four years.
If at any point you apply for an Idaho CDL, you will be
required to take all applicable CDL knowledge and skills
tests. You will also be required to surrender any out of
state driver's license and/or ID card, provide proof of
Idaho residency, and pass the vision screening. Your
driving record must be clear in all states.
The Idaho Transportation Department provides an exemption
from the requirement to take a skills test with a CDL
Examiner for persons with experience operating heavy duty
trucks while in military service. This exemption is for
the skills test portion of CDL licensure only; the
Military member must still take and pass written
(knowledge) tests before the CDL will be issued. The
applicant must possess a valid Idaho Driver’s License at
the time of application, and heavy vehicle driving
experience must be current (within two years of date of
application). Application for this waiver must be made to
ITD within 90 days of separation from Military Service.
Interested persons should contact the CDL Specialist at
(208) 334-8294 for application instructions.
If you have any questions, contact Driver Services at
(208) 334-8736 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
You should also check the expiration date(s) of your motor
vehicle(s) and/or motorcycle(s) to make sure they do not
expire while you are deployed. Passenger car and
motorcycle registrations can typically be renewed up to 12
months early. Expiring registrations for passenger cars or
motorcycles can be renewed for a one- or two-year period.
There are no provisions in Idaho statute allowing the
extension of vehicle registrations for military personnel.
You can renew Idaho vehicle
registrations from overseas or out of state by submitting
the appropriate registration fee to your home county
assessor’s office (click
here for a list of assessor addresses and phone numbers
You can also renew vehicle registrations on-line if your
home county participates in the internet registration
renewal process and the owners listed for the vehicle have
Idaho issued driver licenses or Idaho issued
identification cards. Click
here for more information on renewing your vehicle
If you have any vehicle-related questions, please contact
Vehicle Services, Registration Section at 208-334-8649 or
via e-mail at: email@example.com.
VETERAN'S SAFE DRIVING INITIATIVE (Home safe.
Drive safe. Stay safe.)
Information from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
on the "Veteran's Safe Driving Initiative" can be found