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You will need:

  • An Idaho issued driver license or identification card
  • For businesses, an EIN filed with the Idaho State Tax Commission
  • Your renewal notice
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DMV Offices for Title/Registration

Search below by county or city to find DMV Title & Registration offices or tap the map icon.

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COUNTYPLATEADDRESSCITYZIPHOURSPHONEFAX
ADA1A 400 N Benjamin Lane, Ste. 102 Boise 83704 8:00a to 5:00p 577-3135577-3139
ADA - Front Street 1A190 East Front Boise 83702-5960 8:00a to 5:00p 287-7213 287-7209
ADA - Meridian Office 1A1769 N. Lakes Ave Ste 100 Meridian 83646 8:00a to 5:00p 577-3135 577-4709
ADA - Chinden Office 1A9115 Chinden, Ste 103
PO Box 140019
Garden City 83714 8:00a to 5:00p 577-3135 577-4662
ADA - Star Office 1AStar City Hall: PO Box 644
10769 W. State Street
Star 83669 8:00a to 5:00p
Closed 10:30a-11:45a
908-5477 908-5479
ADAMS 2A PO Box 46 201 Industrial Ave Council 83612-0046 8:00a to 4:30p 253-4272 253-4361
BANNOCK 1B PO Box 4969
130 North 6th Ave
(Court House Annex)
Pocatello 83205-4969 7:00a to 6:00p
Monday - Friday
236-7200 236-7014
BEAR LAKE 2B PO Box 190 7 E Center Paris 83261-0190 8:30a to 5:00p 945-2155 945-2998
BENEWAH 3B 701 College Ave St. Maries 83861-1853 9:00a to 4:30p 245-3910 245-2317
BINGHAM 4B 501 N Maple, #305 Blackfoot 83221-1700 9:00a to 5:00p 782-3031 785-4131
BINGHAM - Aberdeen Office 4BPO Box 190 33 N Main Aberdeen 83210-0190 8:00a to 5:00p 397-4161 397-7037
BINGHAM - Shelley Office 4B101 S Emerson Shelley 83274-1252 8:00a to 4:30p 357-3390 357-3998
BLAINE 5B 219 First Avenue South Suite 103 Hailey 83333 8:00a to 6:00p, Mon-Thurs
If Mon. is a Holiday, Tues-Fri
788-5538 788-2709
BOISE County 6B PO Box 1300 420 Main St
(Miner's Exchange Bldg)
Idaho City 83631 8:00a to 4:30p392-4415 392-4957
BOISE County - Horseshoe Bend 6B PO Box 85 383 Hwy 55
(HB Courthouse)
Horseshoe Bend83629 8:00a to 4:30p 793-2262 793-2796
BONNER 7B 300 Bonner Mall Way Suite 24 Ponderay 83852 8:30a to 5:00p 265-1430 265-1455
BONNER - Priest River 7B 75 Eastside Road Priest River 83856 8:30a to 5:00p448-0746 448-1467
BONNEVILLE 8B 254 "E" Street (physical location)
605 N Capital (mailing address)
Idaho Falls 83402-3527 8:00a to 5:00p 529-1350
ext 1330
524-7905
BOUNDARY 9B PO Box 57
6452 Kootenai St
Bonners Ferry 83805-0057 9:00a to 5:00p 267-7613 267-1205
BUTTE 10B PO Box 157 248 W Grand Arco 83213-0157 9:00a to 5:00p
Closed 12:00p - 1:00p
527-8288 527-3916
CAMAS 1C PO Box 430 517 Soldier Rd Fairfield 83327-0430 8:30a to 5:00p764-2370 764-2454
CANYON 2C 6107 Graye Lane, Suite A Caldwell, Nampa83607 8:00a to 5:00p
Monday - Friday
455-6020 455-6019
CARIBOU 3C 159 S. Main Soda Springs 83276-1495 9:00a to 5:00p 547-3733 547-4759
CASSIA 4C 203 E. 15th Street Burley 83318-1862 8:30a to 5:00p 878-3549 878-3550
CLARK 5C PO Box 7
224 W Main
DuBois 83423-0007 9:00a to 5:00p 374-5404 374-5407
CLEARWATER 6C 2200 Michigan Ave Orofino 83544-0631 8:00a to 5:00p 476-4912 476-3092
CUSTER 7C PO Box 597
801 E Main Ave
Challis 83226-0597 8:00a to 5:00p879-2325 879-6690
ELMORE E 150 S 4th East, Ste. 2 Mountain Home 83647-3093 8:30a to 4:30p 587-2126 587-1884
ELMORE - Glenns Ferry E PO Box 844
201 N Commercial
Glenns Ferry 83623-0844 8:30a to 4:30p, Mon - Fri
Closed 1:00p - 2:00p
366-2136 587-2159
FRANKLIN 1F 51 W. Oneida Preston 83263-1295 9:00a to 5:00p852-1091 852-1096
FREMONT 2F 151 W 1 st North, Ste. 2 St. Anthony 83445 8:00a to 5:00p 624-4449 624-1549
GEM 1G 412 E 1st St Emmett 83617-3036 8:00a to 5:00p 365-2171 365-2199
GOODING 2G 145 7th Ave E. Gooding 83330-1300 7:30a to 5:30p
Mon-Thurs; Closed Friday
934-5668 934-0985
IDAHO I 320 W Main, Rm 1 Grangeville 83530-1993 8:30a to 5:00p 983-2742 983-0667
JEFFERSON 1J PO Box 538
210 Courthouse Way Ste 150
Rigby 83442-0538 9:00a to 5:00p 745-9228 745-5240
JEFFERSON - Mud Lake Office 1J 1055 E 1500 N
Terreton, ID 83450
(no mail receptacle)
Mud Lake
10:00a to 4:00p
1st & 3rd Thursdays
663-4567 983-1428
JEROME 2J 300 N. Lincoln, Ste. 209 Jerome 83338-2344 8:30a to 4:30p 644-2730 644-2724
KOOTENAI K PO Box 9000
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene 83816-9000 8:30a to 5:00p 446-1580 446-1582
KOOTENAI - Post Falls Office K 120 E Railroad Ave Post Falls 83854-9415 8:30a to 5:00p 446-1590 446-1591
LATAH 1L 200 S Almon Street, Suite 101Moscow 838438:30a to 5:00p 883-7211 883-7213
LEMHI 2L 206 Courthouse DriveSalmon 83467 8:00a to 4:30p756-2815 756-3173
LEWIS 3L 510 Oak Street, Rm #3 Nez Perce 83543 9:00a to 5:00p 937-2261 937-2234
LINCOLN 4L 111 West B St. Ste AShoshone 83352-5364 8:30a to 4:00p 886-7755 886-7755
MADISON 1M 134 E. Main Rexburg 83440-1911 9:00a to 5:00p359-6257 359-0856
MINIDOKA 2M PO Box 368
702 G Street
Rupert 83350-0368 8:30a to 4:30p 436-7181 436-1176
NEZ PERCE N PO Box 896
1230 Main St (County Courthouse)
Lewiston 83501-0896 8:00a to 5:00p 799-3026 799-3168
ONEIDA 1O 10 Court Street Malad City 83252-1200 9:00a to 4:45p 766-4116 ext 110 766-2983
OWYHEE 2O PO Box 128
20381 Hwy 78
Murphy 83650-0128 8:30a to 4:00p 495-2817 495-1483
OWYHEE - Grandview Office 2O PO Box 111
425 Boise Avenue
Grandview 83624 8:30a to 1:30p
M, T, W, & Th
834-3333 834-3333
OWYHEE - Marsing Office 2O PO Box 1012
15 Reich St
Marsing 83639 8:30a to 4:00p 896-4210 896-4043
PAYETTE 1P 205 N 12th St Payette 83661 9:00a to 5:00p 642-6013 642-6076
POWER 2P 543 Bannock Ave American Falls 83211-1200 9:00a to 5:00p 226-7616 226-7612
SHOSHONE S 700 Bank St., Ste. 45 Wallace 83873-2356 9:00a to 5:00p Mon. - Fri.
Closed 1:00p to 1:30p Wed.
752-1201 752-1102
TETON 1T 150 Courthouse Dr. #212 Driggs 83422 9:00a to 4:45p 354-2938 354-3508
TWIN FALLS 2T PO Box 248
630 Addison Ave. W.
Twin Falls 83301 8:00a to 5:00p 735-4870 736-4212
TWIN FALLS - Buhl Office 2T201 N Broadway Buhl 83316-1624 8:00a to 5:00p
Closed Fridays
543-8023 543-6305
VALLEY V PO Box 1350
219 N Main St
Cascade 83611-1350 8:00a to 5:00p
Monday thru Friday
382-7141 382-7187
VALLEY - McCall Office V 475 E Deinhard Ln Ste 106 McCall 83638 8:30a to 4:30p
Monday thru Friday
634-8102 485-7558
WASHINGTON W 256 E. Court St. Weiser 83672-2256 8:30a to 5:00p 414-2000 414-1928

To register a vehicle in Idaho:

  • The vehicle must belong to an Idaho resident or business.
  • The vehicle must be titled in Idaho before it can be registered. (You can apply for vehicle registration immediately after submitting the required documents to a county assessor’s motor vehicle office.)
  • If you are a new resident, you must register and title your vehicle(s) within 90 days.

An Idaho resident is anyone whose principal home has been in Idaho for 90 continuous days, although residency may be declared at any time earlier, and vehicles may be titled and registered at that time. Idaho residents who are temporarily in another state (i.e., students or military personnel) may request titles and registrations for their vehicle(s) through the mail. What should I bring when applying for my vehicle registration and title? You should bring the following:

  • The vehicle being titled and registered. You will need to have the vehicle identification number (VIN) inspected. This inspection can generally be performed by a deputy of either the county assessor motor vehicle office or the county sheriff’s office.
  • Current title and registration. If the vehicle has not been titled in your name, be sure the title has been signed over to you by the seller, and that you have a bill of sale from the seller. If the title is being held by a lienholder, bring the lienholder’s name and address. If your title has been lost, you will need to apply for a duplicate title from the state of issuance.
  • Your personal identification.
  • Cash or a check for payment of any applicable taxes and fees

For additional information regarding vehicle licensing and titling, contact your local county assessor’s motor vehicle office.

Titling Procedure:

If an Idaho resident purchases a vehicle from an Idaho dealer, that dealer will prepare an application for title for the owner and file it with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) or a county assessor motor vehicle office within 30 days of delivery. If the vehicle was purchased from an out-of-state dealer or from a private party, and a financial institution is recording a lien, they may file the application for title. Otherwise the buyer must file the following documents with a county assessor’s motor vehicle office within 30 days of transfer to avoid a $20.00 late-filing penalty:

  • Title (for used vehicles) – must be properly released by the previous owner and lienholder (if any), or Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (for new vehicles) – must be properly released by the dealer and assigned to the owner.
  • Bill of Sale – must include vehicle description, sales price, buyer’s full legal name, original signature of seller, and date. A bill of sale is not required if the seller has entered the sales price on the title in a space dedicated for this information.
  • Odometer Disclosure – required for any transfer of a motor vehicle less than 10 years old and under 16,000 lbs. G.V.W. Disclosure must be entered on the title.
  • Vehicle Identification Number Inspection – completed by an officer of the law, DMV employee, military police officer, or Idaho licensed vehicle dealer. (Out-of-state lienholders: If the vehicle and owner are in Idaho, the Vehicle Identification Number inspection can often be performed by the County Assessor’s office, Sheriff’s office, or City Police Department where the owner resides.)
  • Fees – A. Sales tax equal to 6% of the purchase price (minus trade-in if purchased from a licensed dealer), or documentation that at least 6% sales tax was paid to the state of purchase or that the vehicle was purchased at least three months prior to the date the purchaser moved to Idaho. (The latter exemption does not apply to businesses bringing vehicles to Idaho from a non-taxing state.) In most cases, a taxing state’s title issued in the applicant’s name is sufficient documentation that tax was paid at that state’s tax rate.
  • Title fee – $14.00
  • Registration fee (visit the “Registration Fees” tab).
  • Power of Attorney – include if applying for a title with a county assessor’s motor vehicle office through the mail. This authorizes the County Assessor to sign the application for the owner. The Power of Attorney must fully describe the vehicle and be signed by the owner/applicant.
  • Title Application (optional) – Out-of-state dealers, lienholders, and leasing companies may prepare.

How much does it cost to title a vehicle in Idaho?

TYPE OF FEE DESCRIPTION CURRENT FEE
TITLE $14.00
SALES/USE TAX 6% of value or purchase price, unless an exemption applies. Local Option taxes may also apply.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) INSPECTION Required whenever a vehicle is being titled in Idaho for the first time. Also required for vehicles previously titled in Idaho when no Idaho title is being presented with the application for title. Not required with applications for duplicate title in most situations. $5.00

 

TYPE OF FEE DESCRIPTION CURRENT FEE
DUPLICATE TITLE When a title has been lost, mutilated, or is illegible. $14.00
PENALTY FOR LATE TITLE FILING When a title is filed more than 30 days after being transferred to a new owner. $20.00
RUSH PROCESSING This fee is optional and in addition to the $14.00 title fee. $26.00
RELEASE OF LIABILITY FILING To be paid by seller or transferor with filing of form within 5 days of vehicle delivery. $3.50
TITLE STOP To conditionally stop the transfer of a title. $21.00
TRANSITIONAL OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT To file within 30 days of a sale, or if there is no sale, within 30 days of the contract signature date, to perfect a lien when the title or MCO is not available to file with an application for title within that timeframe. $26.00
MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD (MVR) Copy of a title or registration record for a vehicle. $7.00/record

Duplicate Titles:

Only the owner or lienholder of record, or their agent or legal representative may apply for a duplicate title in Idaho. To properly complete the duplicate application, the owner or lienholder of record needs to have both the vehicle identification number and the title number (these can be found on the vehicle’s Idaho registration). If that information is not available, the owner of record must submit an Idaho Motor Vehicle Record Request form with a $7.00 fee. A computer printout showing the requested information will be provided to the owner. The duplicate application must be completed in full and the applicant’s signature must be notarized or witnessed by an ITD employee or agent. If a lienholder is shown on the title record, the duplicate title will be issued with the same lien, and will be mailed or electronically transmitted to the lienholder, unless the application is accompanied by either an original satisfaction of lien statement or a copy verified to be a true copy of the original, the lienholder has released the lien on the duplicate Idaho title application, or the lienholder has recorded a lien release on the title record at ITD. A duplicate title application may be submitted by the owner or lienholder of record, transferring ownership to another party, for certain types of vehicles. This transaction is restricted to vehicles for which federal odometer requirements do not apply. This includes:

  • Vehicles 10 years old or older
  • Vehicles over 16,000 pounds gross vehicle weight
  • Trailers
  • Off-highway vehicles (ATVs, motorbikes, UTVs, and snowmobiles that have no odometer device)
  • Vessels

The title fee for a duplicate title with transfer transaction is $28.00. If the duplicate application is signed by power of attorney, the signature of the grantor on the power of attorney must be notarized. Either the original Power of Attorney must accompany the duplicate application or a copy verified to be a true and correct copy of the original.


Conditions:
Generally, only Idaho residents and businesses may title and register vehicles in Idaho. Idaho residents who are temporarily in another state (i.e., students or military personnel) may request titles and registrations for their vehicle(s) through the mail. Likewise, lienholders located in other states who are financing vehicles for Idaho residents may request titles through the mail. Out-of-state residents may title and register a vehicle in Idaho only when the vehicle will remain in Idaho throughout the entire year. If there is a lien recorded, the title will be mailed or electronically transmitted to the lienholder. If there is no recorded lien, the title will be mailed to the registered owner. The registration and license plates will always be issued (and mailed if necessary) to the registered owner.


Corrections:
If a title has been issued with an incorrect owner name, lienholder name or vehicle description, the owner or lienholder must resubmit the title and include a signed letter of explanation. If the error was caused by faulty information provided on the original application, a $14.00 title correction fee is required.


Recording Liens:
To record a lien on an existing Idaho title, the lienholder name and address must be printed in the new lienholder section of the title. The title and an $14.00 fee may be mailed directly to the Idaho Transportation Department, Vehicle Services Section, at Post Office Box 34, Boise, Idaho 83731-0034, or submitted to your local county assessor’s motor vehicle office.


Additional Information


How much does it cost to register a vehicle in Idaho?


The total cost to register a vehicle varies depending on the age, type or weight of the vehicle, inspection requirements, your county of residence, etc.

PASSENGER VEHICLES

Idaho code sets the basic annual registration fee for passenger vehicles (pickup trucks, neighborhood electric vehicles, or other motor vehicles having a maximum gross weight 8,000 pounds or less) as follows:

  • $69 for vehicles one or two years old
  • $57 for vehicles three to six years old
  • $45 for vehicles seven or more years old

MOTOR HOMES

Motor home “registration fees” are based on vehicle age as listed above. Motor homes are also required to register as a recreational vehicle (RV). RV fees start at $8.50 for the first $1,000 of market value, plus $5.00 for each additional $1,000 of market value. The market value used to calculate RV fees for motorhomes is unique and uses a valuation factor based on the type of motorhome chassis. This approach excludes the value of the motor home chassis from the recreational portion of the vehicle. Subsequent renewal fees are determined using a depreciation scale. NOTE: Motor home RV valuation factors are established by the Idaho State Tax Commission.To determine the recreational value of a motorhome coach, multiply the overall value of the motorhome, including all optional equipment, by the following pre-determined chassis valuation factors. The product of the multiplication is the RV value used to determine RV fees.

Motor Home/Van Type Class RV Valuation Factor
Mini Motor Home (MMH) C 50%
Motor Home (MH) A 60%
(MH) Front Engine Diesel A 45%
(MH) Rear Engine Diesel A 58%
Van Conversions B 25%

 

EXAMPLE
The basic registration fees for a five-year-old Class C Motor Home with a market value of $30,000 would be:
VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE – $57.00 Basic registration fee (for a vehicle three to six years old)
RV FEE – (RV Fee is based on RV Valuation using RV Valuation Factor above) RV Valuation Factor x Market Value = RV Valuation
.50 (50%) x $30,000 = $15,000
+ $8.50 For the first $1,000 of RV Valuation
+ $70.00 ($5.00 x 14) – for each remaining $1,000 in RV Valuation over $1,000
= $135.50 Total basic registration fee for the above motorhome. ($57.00 Registration Fee + $78.50 RV Fee)
EMS, County HDR, Mail, Plate, and any county administrative fees are additional.

OTHER RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

CAMP TRAILERS, TENT TRAILERS, AND FIFTH WHEELS are required to pay $4.00 registration fees along with recreational vehicle fees. RV fees for these types of vehicles are based on 100% of market value. The RV fees are $8.50 for first $1,000 of market value, plus $5.00 for each additional $1,000 of market value. SLIDE-IN TRUCK CAMPERS are only required to pay recreational vehicle fees; they are not issued a license plate. The fees are based on 100% of market value and start with an $8.50 RV for the first $1,000, plus $5.00 for each additional $1,000 of market value. Subsequent recreational vehicle renewal fees are determined using a depreciation scale.


SCHOOL BUSES
  • $24.00

MOTORCYCLES
  • $25.00 = $19.00 Registration Fee + $6.00 Motorcycle Safety Program Fee
  • (The fee for Ada County residents includes an additional $8.00 Ada County Highway District fee)

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES (ATVs, MOTORBIKES, UTVs, and specialty Off-Highway Vehicles [SHOV])
  • $12.00 – For an Off-Road Sticker (includes a $1.50 vendor fee for Idaho Parks and Recreation)
  • RESTRICTED VEHICLE PLATE – Certain off-highway vehicles may be authorized to display a restricted vehicle plate. Contact your local county motor vehicle office to find out more.

PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATES
  • $25.00 – For initial issuance
  • $15.00 – Annual renewal fee (in addition to registration fee)

MOST SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES

UTILITY TRAILERS
  • $5.00 annual fee, or $20 for a five-year registration or $30 for a ten-year registration.

BOATS
  • $30 to Idaho Parks and Recreation for boats up to 12 feet long. Registration includes the Idaho Invasive Species Fund fees. Add $2.00 for each additional foot.

SNOWMOBILES
  • $31 to Idaho Parks and Recreation for either a resident or a non-resident

ADDITIONAL FEE – Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • $1.25 (certain vehicles are exempt from this fee, see Section 49-452, Idaho Code)

AIRCRAFT
  • Aircraft owned and operated in Idaho must be registered with the Division of Aeronautics. For more information, call (208) 334-8775 or (800) 426-4587.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You may obtain additional information regarding registrations by contacting the county assessor in the county where the vehicle will be registered. You may also contact ITD between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Mountain Time, at (208) 334-8649 (for title information, see the Vehicle Titling Fact Sheet).
NOTE – Vehicle registration fees may vary from the above based on:

  • The type and use of the vehicle being registered
  • A requirement for new plates ($3.75 per plate or $7.50 per pair of plates)
  • Postage costs to mail new plates
  • A requirement for a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection ($5.00)
  • County Administrative and mail fees (fees vary based on county of residence)
  • County Highway District registration fees (fees vary depending on county of residence)
  • Local options taxes (taxes depending on county of sale and/or purchase price)

How much does it cost to title a vehicle in Idaho?

TYPE OF FEE DESCRIPTION CURRENT FEE
TITLE $14.00
SALES/USE TAX 6% of value or purchase price, unless an exemption applies. Local Option taxes may also apply.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) INSPECTION Required whenever a vehicle is being titled in Idaho for the first time. Also required for vehicles previously titled in Idaho when no Idaho title is being presented with the application for title. Not required with applications for duplicate title in most situations. $5.00

 

TYPE OF FEE DESCRIPTION CURRENT FEE
DUPLICATE TITLE When a title has been lost, mutilated, or is illegible. $14.00
PENALTY FOR LATE TITLE FILING When a title is filed more than 30 days after being transferred to a new owner. $20.00
RUSH PROCESSING This fee is optional and in addition to the $14.00 title fee. $26.00
RELEASE OF LIABILITY FILING To be paid by seller or transferor with filing of form within 5 days of vehicle delivery. $3.50
TITLE STOP To conditionally stop the transfer of a title. $21.00
TRANSITIONAL OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT To file within 30 days of a sale, or if there is no sale, within 30 days of the contract signature date, to perfect a lien when the title or MCO is not available to file with an application for title within that timeframe. $26.00
MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD (MVR) Copy of a title or registration record for a vehicle. $7.00/record

Motor Vehicle Information for New Residents


What vehicles must be registered and titled in Idaho?
Generally, any vehicle operated on public highways must be registered and titled. Also, boats with a permanently attached mode of propulsion (e.g., inboards, inboard/outboards, sailboats, personal watercraft) of 2000 model year or newer that were purchased since January 1, 2000, must be titled. Model year 1999 and older boats with a permanently attached mode of propulsion may be optionally titled, provided they are not exempt from titling. Any motorized boat used on Idaho’s waterways must be registered.


When must I register and title my vehicle?
You must register and title your vehicle when you become a resident of Idaho. You become a resident of Idaho when your domicile (principle home) has been in Idaho for 90 continuous days. However, you may declare residency at any time earlier than that, and register and title your vehicles at that time.


Where do I go to register and title my vehicle?
You may go to any county assessor motor vehicle office. Check the county office listings in your local telephone directory for the Motor Vehicle or Auto Licensing office nearest to you, or find a convenient office location by using the search box above.


What should I do before going to the motor vehicle office to title and register my vehicle?
You must have your vehicle insured with an insurance company licensed to do business in Idaho, and have the following minimum coverage:

  • $25,000 for injury or death of one person in any one accident.
  • $50,000 for injury or death of two or more persons in any one accident.
  • $15,000 for damage or destruction of property of others in any one accident

What should I bring when applying for my vehicle registration and title?
You should bring the following:

  1. The vehicle being titled and registered. You will need to have the vehicle identification number (VIN) inspected. This inspection can generally be performed by a deputy of either the county assessor motor vehicle office or the county sheriff’s office.
  2. Current title and registration. If the vehicle has not been titled in your name, be sure the title has been signed over to you by the seller, and that you have a bill of sale from the seller. If the title is being held by a lienholder, bring the lienholder’s name and address. If your title has been lost, you will need to apply for a duplicate title from the state of issuance.
  3. Your personal identification.
  4. Cash or a check for payment of any applicable taxes and fees

What do I need to do to get an Idaho driver’s license?
For information regarding Idaho driver licenses, obtain a copy of the Idaho Driver’s Handbook, from your county sheriff’s driver license office. To find the driver’s license office in your county, check under the county sheriff listings in your local telephone directory, or check the Sheriff’s Office list at the Driver’s License and ID Cards tab.

Vehicle Titling Forms

Tax Exemption Forms

Dealer/Salesperson Forms

Publications and Miscellaneous Information

Special License Plate Application Forms

Identification required for registering, titling vehicles
Individuals registering a motor vehicle in Idaho or seeking a vehicle title need to provide a full legal name, along with either an Idaho driver’s license number, Idaho-issued ID card number, social security number (SSN), or employer identification number (EIN) for businesses. A verifiable physical address and mailing addresses also will be required.



Driver's License / ID Cards

Driver’s License and Identification Card Information


Who needs a driver’s license?

  • Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the public roads in Idaho is required to have a valid driver’s license.
  • When moving to Idaho you will need to apply for an Idaho driver’s license within 90 days of residing in Idaho, whether your out-of-state license has expired or not. If you have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), you are required to be licensed in Idaho within 30 days of residing in Idaho.
  • Students attending a college or university in Idaho and members of the U.S. Military on active duty and their dependents who hold a valid driver’s license from another state and who claim residency in that state, are not required to obtain an Idaho driver’s license.

Driver’s License Designation: Idaho Donor Registry – Idaho set record # of organ donations in 2016.

For additional driver’s license or ID card details and resources, please see topics below.

DMV Offices for Driver License/IDs

Search below by county or city to find Driver’s License services or tap the map icon. Not all DMV offices offer Driver License/ID Card services.

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COUNTYCITYADDRESSPHONE (208)OFFICE HOURSNON-CDL TESTS*CDL TESTS*
ADA Boise 400 N Benjamin Lane, Ste. 101 577-3100 8:00a to 5:00p 8:00a to 3:30p 8:00a to 12:00p
ADAMS Council 201 Industrial 253-4227 8:00a to 4:00p 8:00a to 3:30p 8:00a to 3:30p
BANNOCK Pocatello 5800 South 5th 236-7258 7:00a to 6:00p
Mon - Thur, Closed Friday
7:00a to 5:00p 7:00a to 4:00p
BEAR LAKE Paris 50 N Main 945-2121 8:30a to 12:00p
1:00p to 4:30p
8:00a to 4:00p 9:00a or 1:00p
By appointment only
BENEWAH St Maries 222 S. 7th St. - Rm G27 245-2555 8:30a to 4:30p 8:30a to 3:30p 8:30a to 3:30p
BINGHAM Blackfoot

Shelley
501 N Maple

101 S Emerson
782-3041

357-3390
8:00a to 5:00p

8:00a to 4:30p
9:00a to 4:00p

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BLAINE Hailey 219 1st Avenue S #109 788-5565 8:00a to 6:00p
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BOISE Idaho City


Horseshoe Bend
3851 Highway 21


Highway 55
392-6059


793-2262
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BONNER Sandpoint

Priest River
4001 N Boyer Ave

73 Eastside Road
265-1431

448-2816
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M,T,TH,F Closed Wed.
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BONNEVILLE Idaho Falls 254 "E" Street 529-1374 8:00a to 5:00p 8:00a to 4:00p 8:00a to 3:00p
BOUNDARY Bonners Ferry 6438 Kootenai St 267-3151, Ext 204 8:00a to 12:00p
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BUTTE Arco 256 W Grand Ave 527-8553 9:00a to 5:00p 9:00a to 4:00p 9:00a to 4:00p
CAMAS Fairfield 119 Willow Ave W 764-2261 8:00a to 5:00p 8:00a to 5:00p 8:00a to 2:00p
CANYON Caldwell 6107 Graye Lane 454-7487 8:00a to 5:00p 8:00a to 3:30p 8:00a to 3:30p
CARIBOU Soda Springs 475 E 2nd S 547-0252 9:00a to 5:00p 9:00a to 4:00p 9:00a to 4:00p
CASSIA Burley 129 E 14th St 878-1108 8:00a to 4:30p 9:00a to 3:30p 9:00a to 2:30p
CLARK Dubois 224 W Main St 374-5383 9:00a to 5:00p 9:00a to 4:30p 9:00a to 4:30p
CLEARWATER Orofino 150 Michigan Ave 476-8976 9:00a to 5:00p 9:00a to 4:00p 9:00a to 4:00p
CUSTER Challis 130 S 9th St 879-2232 8:00a to 4:30p 8:00a to 4:30p 8:00a to 4:30p
ELMORE Mountain Home 125 S 5th E St 587-1888 #3 8:30a to 4:00p 8:30a to 2:30p 8:30a to 12:00p
FRANKLIN Preston 39 W Oneida St 852-1234 9:00a to 5:00p 9:00a to 4:30p 9:00a to 4:00p
FREMONT St Anthony 146 N 2nd W 624-4482 8:00a to 4:30p 8:00a to 4:00p 8:00a to 4:00p
GEM Emmett 410 E 1st St 365-3524 7:00a to 5:00p 7:00a to 3:30p 7:00a to 3:00p
GOODING Gooding 145 7th Ave East 934-4597 7:30a to 5:30p
Mon - Thur, Closed Friday
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IDAHO Grangeville 320 W Main 983-2217 8:30a to 5:00p 8:30a to 4:30p 8:30a to 4:00p
JEFFERSON Rigby

Mud Lake
200 Courthouse Way

1270 E 1500 N (Terreton)
745-9229

663-4567
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No Testing
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No Testing
JEROME Jerome 300 N Lincoln Rm 208 644-2770 7:30a to 4:30p 7:30a to 4:00p 7:30a to 3:30p
KOOTENAI Coeur D'Alene 451 N Government Way 446-1340 7:30a to 5:30p 7:30a to 4:30p 7:30a to 3:30p
LATAH Moscow 200 S Almon Street, Suite 102 883-7216 8:00a to 4:30p 8:00a to 4:00p 8:00a to 4:00p
LEMHI Salmon 206 Courthouse Dr 756-3115, Ext 246 7:00a to 4:30p 7:00a to 4:00p 7:00a to 4:00p
LEWIS Nezperce 510 Oak St Rm 5 937-2447 9:00a to 5:00p 9:00a to 5:00p 9:00a to 5:00p
LINCOLN Shoshone 119 West A St 886-7755 8:30a to 4:00p 8:30a to 3:00p 8:30a to 2:00p
MADISON Rexburg 145 E Main St 359-3281 8:30a to 5:00p 8:30a to 4:00p 8:30a to 3:00p
MINIDOKA Rupert 724 H Street 434-2327 8:00a to 6:00p 8:00a to 4:30p 8:00a to 3:30p
NEZ PERCE Lewiston 1150 Wall St. 799-3138 8:00a to 4:00p 8:00a to 4:00p 8:00a to 3:00p
ONEIDA Malad 10 Court St 766-4817, Ext 8 9:00a to 5:00p 9:00a to 4:00p 9:00a to 4:00p
OWYHEE Murphy

Marsing


Grand View
20381 State, Hwy 78

15 Reich St. 


425 Boise Avenue
495-1154, Ext 104

896-4210


834-3333
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PAYETTE Payette 1130 3rd Ave N, Room 101 642-6003 9:00a to 5:00p 9:00a to 4:00p 9:00a to 4:00p
POWER American Falls 550 Gifford Ave 226-2311 9:00a to 12:00p
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SHOSHONE Wallace 717 Bank St 556-0654 8:00a to 5:00p   8:00a to 4:30p 8:00a to 4:00p
TETON Driggs 230 N Main St #160 354-8785 8:30a-5:00p, Mon - Thur
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TWIN FALLS Twin Falls

Buhl
630 Addison Ave. W.

201 N Broadway
735-4850
8:00a to 5:00p

8:00a to 5:15p
Mon -Thur, Closed Friday
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VALLEY Cascade
107 W Spring St
382-7158 7:30a to 5:30p 7:30a - 5:00p
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WASHINGTON Weiser 262 E Court St 414-2565 8:00a to 1:00p
2:00p to 5:00p
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Who needs a driver’s license?
Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the public roads in Idaho is required to have a valid driver’s license.

When moving to Idaho you will need to apply for an Idaho driver’s license within 90 days of residing in Idaho, whether your out-of-state license has expired or not. If you have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), you are required to be licensed in Idaho within 30 days of residing in Idaho.

Students attending a college or university in Idaho and members of the U.S. Military on active duty and their dependents who hold a valid driver’s license from another state and who claim residency in that state, are not required to obtain an Idaho driver’s license.


Who cannot be issued an Idaho driver’s license?
An Idaho driver’s license cannot be issued to anyone who:

  • Is not a resident of the state of Idaho
  • Is not lawfully present in the United States
  • Is under the age of 15
  • Is under the age of 17 and has not completed the requirements of Idaho’s graduated driver’s license program
  • Is under the age of 18 and is not enrolled in school or has not completed school as required in Section 49-303A, Idaho Code
  • Has a suspended, revoked, or canceled status in Idaho or any other jurisdiction
  • Has been adjudged as an habitual drunkard or addicted to the use of narcotics
  • Has been adjudged as suffering from mental incompetence that would affect a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and who at the time of application has not been restored to competency
  • May be afflicted with any physical or mental condition which brings about momentary or prolonged lapses of consciousness or control
  • Is required to take an examination and has not passed the examination

Where do I get a Driver’s License or Identification Card?
Idaho driver’s licenses, instruction permits, or identification (ID) cards are issued through the county sheriff’s offices. You may apply at a sheriff’s office that provides driver licensing services. Not all county DMV locations offer Driver License/ID Card services. Use the searchable table above to identify locations with Driver License/ID Card services and their specific hours for testing.


What do I need to bring with me?
Proof of Idaho Residency — You must reside inside Idaho’s borders to be issued an Idaho driver’s license or ID card. Proof of residency can be shown with documents such as lease or rental agreements, utility bills, school enrollment records, etc. Your home address (where you live) cannot be your workplace, vacation residence, a part-time residence, P.O. Box, mail drop, or general delivery (that have been mailed to the applicant.) Please check with your local office to determine the acceptability of your documents.

Proof of Age and Identity – Driver’s license examiners are required by law to verify your identity and age before issuing you a driver’s license or ID card. If you have a valid, state-issued driver’s license or a state-issued ID card to surrender that meets the conditions of a primary document stated below, you do not need to provide any additional identity documents.


Note: If you do not have an acceptable driver’s license or ID card to surrender, you will be required to present a certified original birth certificate and an acceptable photo identity document (see primary and secondary document lists below).


If the documents described above cannot be obtained, the examiner will require a combination of documents from the primary and secondary document lists that provide proof of your legal name, date of birth, and identity (including a picture.)

Primary documents verify your age and identity, and must contain your full legal name and date of birth. These documents must be verifiable as authentic (the examiner must be able to contact the issuing agency to determine authenticity). The following are examples of primary documents:

  1. Out of state driver’s license or ID card (with a photo) not expired for five years or more.
  2. Idaho driver’s license or ID card not expired for five years or more.
  3. Original naturalization/citizenship document.
  4. Certified original birth certificate or certified abstract.
  5. Valid Immigration and Naturalization card from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  6. U.S. military photo identification card.
  7. U.S. passport or passport card
  8. Valid Foreign passport with a valid U.S. VISA.
  9. Idaho concealed weapons permit not expired for one year or more.
  10. Veteran’s Universal Access Card with photo.
  11. Native American ID card with photo.

Secondary documents will assist in confirming your identity, and must contain your name and enough information to establish proof of all or part of what is contained on the primary document. The following are examples of secondary documents:

  1. Out-of-state issued driver’s license or ID card (with photo) expired for five years or more.
  2. U.S. military discharge paper (form # DD214).
  3. Certified marriage certificate (meeting Idaho standards) with seal and document number showing that it was recorded.
  4. Certified divorce document from a court or state vital statistics office.
  5. Guardianship or custody documents, notarized or court certified.
  6. Certified court name-change document.
  7. Junior or senior high school (not college or university) photo activity card.
  8. Junior or senior high school, college, or military yearbook/annual.
  9. Idaho Automobile dealer/salesman photo ID card.
  10. Idaho Department of Corrections photo ID card.
  11. Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections photo ID card.

Either the primary or secondary document must contain a photo of you.


NOTE: ALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED MUST BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE EXAMINER OR THE IDAHO TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

Lawful Presence — Individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States are not eligible for an Idaho driver’s license or identification card. Proof of lawful presence may be required if you have not previously provided proof of U.S. citizenship. Acceptable lawful presence documents include:

  • Certified original U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Certification of Birth Abroad
  • Original Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship
  • Permanent Resident card or Resident Alien card
  • Employment Authorization card
  • Valid Foreign passport with valid U.S. VISA and I-94 (Arrival/Departure record)

Social Security Card—Bring your social security number or the original card issued by the Social Security Administration. Your social security number will be verified. It will not be printed on your Idaho driver’s license or ID card.
If you do not have a Social Security Number, you may still apply for a driver’s license or ID card if you provide a letter from the Social Security Administration stating that you do not have a Social Security Number. You will be required to provide proof of lawful presence in the United States.

Physical Certification—If your ability to operate a motor vehicle is affected by any physical or mental condition which brings about momentary or prolonged lapses of consciousness or control (examples: epilepsy or seizures, crippling arthritis, paralysis, Parkinson’s, heart trouble, insulin-dependent diabetes, Alzheimer’s, strokes, multiple sclerosis) you will be denied a license/permit until you provide a written certification from a physician that you can safely operate a motor vehicle.

Liability Signer—If you are under 18 years old, you need to have a birth parent (listed on birth certificate) or legal guardian with you to sign consent for you to be licensed. The identity of the liability signer will be verified.

School Enrollment or Completion—If you are under 18 years old, you will need to provide acceptable proof of enrollment and attendance in or graduation from a recognized high school or equivalent program.

Driver Training Completion—If you are under 17 years old, you must provide proof that you have completed an approved driver training program and met the requirements of the Supervised Instruction Permit under Idaho’s Graduated Driver’s License Program.

One License Law – When applying for an Idaho Class D driver’s license, you must surrender any driver’s license or ID card issued to you from another state, U. S. Territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia. You do not need to surrender a driver’s license issued in a foreign country. However, once you are issued an Idaho driver’s license, you are not allowed to use or show your foreign license for the purpose of operating a motor vehicle. If you are applying for an Idaho Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), you must surrender any license(s) issued to you by any jurisdiction(s).


What tests will I need to take?
Vision Screening – Your vision will be tested and you must meet a minimum standard of 20/40 vision in at least one eye, with or without corrective lenses. If you wear glasses or contacts during the screening, a lens restriction will be placed on your driver’s license. If the lens restriction is placed on your driver’s license, you must always wear your glasses or contacts when operating a vehicle or you could be cited and lose your driving privileges for a period of time.

Written Knowledge Test—If you are a new applicant for an Idaho driver’s license or your Idaho driver’s license has been expired for more than 25 months, you will be tested on your knowledge of Idaho traffic laws, highway signs by shape and symbol, traffic signals, pavement marking, and equipment required on motor vehicles.

Skills Test – A skills test is required for any applicant:

  • who has never been licensed before,
  • who has completed driver’s training and the supervised instruction period,
  • whose license has been expired for 25 months or more,
  • who presents or surrenders a driver’s license issued by a foreign country (except Germany and Korea), or
  • whose vision does not meet minimum standards.

A skills test may also be required for any applicant:

  • having any mental or physical impairment that might affect the safe operation of a motor vehicle,
  • when an examiner has concerns about the applicant’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, regardless of prior license, experience, or age.

What if I want to use a name other than the one appearing on my current driver’s license, ID card, or on other documents that I present for identity purposes?
You will need to provide one or more of the following certified documents, dated after the current record, as acceptable proof of a legal name change:

  • Certified marriage certificate(s) meeting Idaho standards
  • Certified divorce document(s)
  • Adoption record
  • Court name-change documents(s)

When can I renew my license?
You may renew your Idaho driver’s license in person up to 25 months before the expiration date. A Class D license renewal is valid for either four years or eight years. If you are between the ages of 21 and 62, you may choose the eight-year renewal. Your vision will be checked, and if the examiner thinks it is necessary, a skills test, visual examination, and/or medical examination may be requested. If your driver’s license has been expired for 25 months or more, you will be required to take the written knowledge test and the skills test. If your CDL is expired for 25 months or more and you wish to retain CDL privileges, you will need to take the written knowledge test for class D, all written tests pertinent to the CDL, and a skills test in the class of vehicle that matches the class of CDL you are applying for.


What else should I know?
DONOR DESIGNATION—If you are 18 years of age or older, you may request to have the “DONOR” designation appear on your license or ID card. The designation identifies your wish to donate your organs and/or tissues upon your death to those waiting for transplants. If you want to make limitations, change, or update your donor status, you may do so at www.yesidaho.org or call 1-866-YES-IDAHO.

Selective Service Registration—Federal law requires all males who are 18 to 25 years of age to register with the Selective Services System. Eligible males will have the opportunity to register when they apply for a driver’s license or ID card.

Additionally, the Selective Service System receives notification of all applicants who decline the opportunity to register.

Address Change:
Idaho law requires you to notify the DMV of any address change no more than 30 days after the move. Keeping your address current with the department helps assure that you will receive notifications to renew your driver’s license by mail (if you qualify) and also receive any other important correspondence, such as notices of suspension. It also allows law enforcement personnel to notify you or your family if there is an emergency.

December 2016Real ID Logo

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says current Idaho driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards will be accepted at airports until October 2017. ITD will seek an extension for current licenses to be accepted until October 1, 2020.
  • There will not be any requirement for Idaho residents to obtain a REAL ID for travel purposes before Oct. 1 2020.
  • Several other forms of ID will be accepted before and after that date, including:
  • The Idaho Legislature lifted the moratorium on REAL ID and the law was signed by Governor Otter on March 28, 2016. Lifting the moratorium does not mean REAL ID issued cards are currently available.
  • The legislation allows ITD to develop and meet the necessary DHS requirements to issue REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards.
  • ITD has met 10 of the 12 remaining DHS requirements and is on track to achieving DHS approval for the issuance of REAL IDs in early 2018.
  • ITD will conduct a thorough public outreach and education effort starting in 2017 to ensure the public is aware of and understands what REAL ID is and the requirements and process for obtaining one.
  • For more information, please go the DHS REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions webpage at https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs


Driver’s Licenses
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.

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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 application form 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.


Vehicle Registration
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. Please use the search box or the Google map above to find an office near you.

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 registrations on-line.

If you have any vehicle-related questions, please contact Vehicle Services, Registration Section at 208-334-8649 or via e-mail at: dmv-registrations@itd.idaho.gov.


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 at: http://www.safedriving.va.gov/

Commercial Driver’s License Program


Quick Links


Who Must Obtain a CDL
Idaho’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program is designed to improve safety on our highways while meeting federal requirements for testing and licensing of all commercial drivers. You must have a CDL to operate any of the following commercial motor vehicles (CMV):

    1. Combination vehicle with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided that the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the towed unit is greater than 10,000 pounds
    2. Single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds
    3. Vehicle designed to transport 16 or more persons (including the driver)
    4. Any size vehicle that requires hazardous material placards

Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the manufacturer’s assigned weight rating for the vehicle (truck, bus, or trailer), not the vehicle registered weight. On trucks, the GVWR is usually found on a plate or sticker inside the driver’s door. On trailers, it may be found anywhere but is commonly found on the front of the trailer on the trailer tongue or frame. For Idaho, in the absence of a GVWR, the actual weight of the vehicle plus its heaviest load is considered to be the GVWR. The sum of the GVWR of the tires can also be used to determine approximate GVWR. Other states may use other definitions.

Gross combined weight rating (GCWR), is figured by adding the GVWR of each unit of a combination vehicle.


Exemptions from CDL Requirements

Even if your vehicle is a commercial vehicle according to the definition above, you may qualify for one of the CDL exemptions. There are four categories of CDL exemptions.

Recreational vehicle exemption – applies to drivers of vehicles used exclusively to transport personal possessions or family members for non-business or recreational purposes.

Military vehicle exemption – applies to military vehicle operators who are considered active-duty military personnel and to civilians who are required to wear uniforms and are subject to the Code of Military Justice.

Emergency vehicle exemption – applies to drivers of firefighting or other emergency equipment used in response to emergencies involving the preservation of life or property.

Farm vehicle exemption – applies to drivers of farm vehicles, including family members and farm hands, under certain conditions only. The farm exemption applies to drivers of farm vehicles which are:

    1. Controlled and operated by the farmer,
    2. Used to transport agricultural products, supplies, and machinery to or from a farm,
    3. Not used in common or contract carrier operations, and
    4. Not driven more than 150 miles (“as the crow flies”) from the farm.

The farm exemption is intended for small farm-to-market operations only. Unless Idaho is involved in a reciprocity agreement with the other state(s), the farm exemption does not extend beyond the boundaries of Idaho. It does not include farmers who are transporting other farmers’ products if they are receiving any compensation for the services.


CDL License Classes

There are three classes of commercial driver’s licenses: Class A, B and C. Drivers of vehicles that do not fall in Classes A, B, or C will be issued Class D (non-commercial) licenses.

Class A – Combination vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is greater than 10,000 pounds. Drivers with a Class A license may, with the proper endorsements, operate vehicles requiring a Class B, C or D license.

Class B – Single vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle 10,000 pounds GVWR or less. A driver with a Class B license may, with the proper endorsements, operate vehicles requiring a Class C or D license.

Class C – Vehicles with a GVWR or GCWR less than 26,001 pounds. Class C is strictly for vehicles designed to carry 16 or more people (including the driver), or carrying hazardous materials requiring the vehicle to display placards. A driver with a Class C license may also operate vehicles requiring a Class D license.


Endorsements

You must have the appropriate endorsement on your CDL if you haul hazardous materials, pull double or triple trailers, or drive tank or passenger vehicles.

Double/Triple (T) – Required for drivers of vehicles pulling two or three trailers. (A dolly or load divider, sometimes referred to as a “jeep,” is considered to be one trailer.)

Hazardous materials (H) – Required for drivers of vehicles transporting hazardous materials requiring placards per the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. A written test and Transportation Security Administration threat assessment clearance (background check) are required at each driver license renewal date.

Passenger (P) – Required for drivers of vehicles designed to carry 16 or more passengers including the driver. Both written and skills tests are required to obtain this endorsement.

School Bus (S) – Required for drivers of vehicles used to transport preprimary, primary or secondary school students from home to school, from school to home, or to and from school-sponsored events. Drivers of school buses must have both the Passenger and School Bus endorsements. Both written and skills test are required to obtain this endorsement.

Tank vehicles (N) – Required for drivers of any commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport any liquid or gaseous materials within a tank or tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or the chassis. A commercial motor vehicle transporting an empty storage container tank, not designed for transportation, with a rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is temporarily attached to a flatbed trailer is not considered a tank vehicle.

Tank Vehicles/Hazardous Materials (X) – The X endorsement represents the combination of both the tank vehicles (N) and hazardous materials (H) endorsements. A CDL may show either an X or an N and H.


Restrictions

K Restriction – Operating Intrastate Only. If a driver self-certifies to operating intrastate only, the (K) restriction will be placed on their driving record. The next time the CDL is issued it will include the (K) restriction and notification that the driver is only authorized to operate in Idaho. To remove that restriction before issue of the CDL, the driver will have to self-certify they are operating interstate and possibly submit a DOT medical card to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

L Restriction – Prohibits driving of vehicles with air brakes. The CDL will carry this restriction unless you pass an air brakes knowledge test and a skills test in a vehicle equipped with air brakes.

M Restriction – Except Class A Bus – The (M) restriction prohibits a driver with a passenger endorsement from operating a Class A bus if a Class A bus was not used for the skills test. A driver with a Class A CDL who also has a (P) endorsement will typically have the (M) restriction. Class A busses are not commonly found in the United States.

N Restriction – Prohibits the driver from operating Class A or B passenger vehicles (buses). A Class A or B CDL with the passenger endorsement will carry this restriction unless the driver obtains a passenger endorsement by successfully completing a skills test in a Class B passenger vehicle (bus).

O Restriction – Prohibits the driver from operating a tractor-trailer combination connected by a fifth wheel. If a driver performs the skills test in a combination vehicle for a Group A CDL with the power unit and towed unit connected with a pintle hook or other non-fifth wheel connection, the O restriction will be added to the CDL. An applicant who passes a skills test using a combination vehicle that is NOT a Tractor Semi-Trailer combination, but is otherwise equipped with a fifth wheel, will be issued a CDL with an “O” restriction. A skills test in a tractor-trailer combination connected by a fifth wheel will be required to remove the O restriction.

P Restriction – A CDL instruction permit holder with a P or P and S endorsement is prohibited from operating a CMV carrying passengers, other than Federal/State auditors and inspectors, test examiners, other trainees, and the CDL holder accompanying the permit holder.

V Restriction – If the State is notified by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or a registered doctor that the driver has been issued a medical variance, the State must indicate the existence of such a medical variance on the CDL document.

X Restriction – A CDL instruction permit holder with an N endorsement may only operate an empty tank vehicle and is prohibited from operating any tank vehicle that previously contained hazardous materials that has not been purged of any residue.

Z Restriction – The driver is restricted from operating a CMV equipped with any braking system operating fully on the air brake principle. If an applicant performs the skills test in a vehicle equipped with air over hydraulic brakes, the Z restriction must be placed on the CDL. For the purposes of the skills test and the restriction, air over hydraulic brakes includes any braking system operating partially on the air brake and partially on the hydraulic brake principle. A full skills test is required to remove the Z restriction.


Seasonal CDL

A Seasonal CDL is available to qualified seasonal drivers for certain farm-related service industries such as custom harvesters, farm retail outlets and suppliers, agri-chemical businesses, and livestock feeders. The Seasonal CDL is only valid within 150 miles of the business or farm being serviced. The Seasonal CDL is valid (with a Class D license) for 180 days in a 12 month period, and can only be obtained twice in a lifetime. The Seasonal CDL is not valid for driving Class A (combination) vehicles or passenger vehicles designed to carry 16 or more people including the driver. The Seasonal CDL is not valid for driving vehicles carrying hazardous materials requiring placards except for diesel fuel in quantities of 1,000 gallons or less, liquid fertilizers in vehicles or implements of husbandry with total capacities of 3,000 gallons or less, or solid fertilizers that are not mixed or transported with any organic substance.

If you are interested in this type of license, contact us for additional information.


CDL Fees

  • CDL license (4-year) $40.00
  • CDL instruction permit $29.00
  • Duplicate CDL or permit $15.00
  • License upgrade $25.00
  • Endorsement addition (after issuance of a CDL) $15.00
  • Written tests (each) $ 3.00
  • Skills test ($10 to Driver’s License Office, $60 to Skills Tester)$70.00

How to Obtain an Idaho CDL

To apply for a CDL, you must be at least 18 years old and either have a valid Idaho non-commercial license (Class D) or have passed all tests required to obtain one. You may be able to take your Class D license tests and your CDL tests at the same time. However, you must have one year of driving experience in order to obtain a CDL.

If you want to obtain a CDL, study Idaho’s “Commercial Driver’s License Manual” which may be obtained from a county driver’s license Office. This manual provides you with the information necessary to pass all CDL written tests. Information regarding the skills test requirements is also included.

To apply for your CDL, go to your county driver’s license office. Take your current driver’s license, Social Security card, proof of Idaho residence and money to pay your fees. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals will be required to provide proof of lawful presence in the United States. You will be asked if you are subject to and in compliance with the requirements of Part 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Qualifications of Drivers). You will be asked to declare (self-certify) what type of driving you intend to do: Interstate or Intrastate (within Idaho only) and whether the type of driving you plan to do will require a DOT Medical card or not. When applying for your CDL, your driving record will be checked, fees will be collected, and you are required to pass the vision and knowledge tests.

After passing the written tests, you must make an appointment with a CDL Skills Tester to take the skills test. A list of Examiners is available at the County DMV and online by clicking on the “Skills Testers” tab. Some testers have vehicles that you can rent. When you go to the skills tester, you will need to take proof of identification, proof of insurance, and your receipt showing you have passed the written tests and paid the skills test receipt fee.

The skills test has three parts: the vehicle inspection, the basic control skills test, and the road test. The skills test will take two to three hours to complete and must be taken in a vehicle that is representative of the license class you wish to obtain. If the vehicle used for the test is not equipped with air brakes, your CDL will show a restriction stating that you are not licensed to operate vehicles equipped with air brakes.

After you have passed all required written and skills tests, you do not have the authority to operate a commercial vehicle until you obtain your CDL from the County DMV. You will be issued a temporary license from your county driver’s license office and your permanent license will be sent to you by US Mail. It is very important your mailing address is current and accurate. If you move after your CDL is issued, you must notify Idaho Transportation Department of your new address.

All test results remain valid for one year. If the appropriate license is not issued within the one-year period, the tests must be re-taken. If you do not pass a test, you must wait three (3) days before retaking the test. Test fees must be paid again.

CDL tests are not required at renewal time, with the exception of the Hazardous Materials test which must be passed prior to each renewal.


CDL Instruction Permit

A CDL instruction permit allows you to practice driving a large commercial vehicle on public roads. This permit is available by taking the appropriate written tests for the type of vehicle you will operate. An instruction permit is valid for up to 180 days. You must be at least 18 years old, hold a valid Idaho Class D driver’s license, have at least one year of driving experience to obtain a CDL Instruction Permit. To use the permit, you MUST be accompanied by a driver properly licensed to operate the vehicle you are driving, and this person MUST occupy the seat beside the driver.


Commercial Learner’s Permit

New Federal laws require that a CDL Instruction permit will soon be referred to as a “Commercial Learner’s Permit” and will be mandatory for all drivers upgrading from a Class D to a commercial license.


Other Laws Affecting CDL Drivers

Most drivers subject to CDL requirements are also required to participate in a controlled substance and alcohol testing program. These requirements include random, reasonable suspicion, post accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up testing for controlled substances and alcohol. Pre-employment controlled substance testing is also required.

CDL holders are subject to the laws affecting all drivers. In addition, there are federal and state laws that specifically affect CDL drivers. Violations of these laws can result in both civil and criminal penalties or may disqualify you from driving commercial vehicles. Following are some important laws:

  • You cannot have more than one license, and the license you do have must be issued from the state in which you reside. If you move to a new state, you must obtain a CDL from that state within thirty (30) days.
  • It is your responsibility as an Idaho driver to keep a current address on file with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). If you move, you must notify ITD Driver Services in writing of the old and new address within 30 days.
  • You are required to declare (self-certify) the type of type of driving you intend to do: Interstate or Intrastate (within Idaho only) and whether the type of driving you plan to do requires a DOT Medical card or not.
  • You are required to submit a copy of your DOT medical card if you are required to have one for the type of driving done in either interstate or intrastate operations.
  • You must notify the ITD Driver Services within 30 days if you are convicted in any other state of any traffic violation (except parking). This is true no matter what type of vehicle you were driving at the time of the violation.
  • You must notify your employer within 30 days of a conviction for any traffic violation (except parking). This is true no matter what type of vehicle you were driving.
  • You must notify your employer if your license is suspended, revoked, or canceled, or if you are disqualified from driving.
  • When you apply for a commercial driving job, you must give your potential employer information on all driving jobs you have held for the past 10 years.
  • No one can drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) without a valid CDL. A court may fine you up to $5000 or put you in jail for breaking this rule.
  • Your employer may not let you drive a CMV if you have more than one license or if your CDL is suspended, revoked or disqualified. A court may fine the employer up to $5000 or put him/her in jail for breaking this rule.

Commercial Drivers Self-Certification Reporting

CDL Drivers not Actively Working, Please Note:
If a driver holds a valid Idaho CDL, but is not actively working, the driver is not required to maintain a DOT Medical and may certify the driving category as “Excepted Intrastate”. However, should a driver decide to operate a commercial vehicle again in one of the “non-excepted” categories, the driver must obtain a current DOT Medical and update their certification to “actively working” before operating a commercial vehicle in a non-excepted category.

Exemption Chart:
Under certain circumstances, drivers in the following categories may be exempt from the medical card requirement but NOT from commercial licensing requirements according to FMCSA regulations. This list is a general guide: Transportation by federal, state, and local governments; fire trucks, apiarian industries, intrastate (Idaho) vehicles used to transport farm products, equipment, and supplies; Ag products, livestock, feed, forest products, sand & gravel, wrecker/tow truck, airline shuttle, household goods movers, occasional transport of personal property, ambulance, hearse, taxicab operations.


CDL Disqualifications
In addition to the above laws affecting CDL drivers, you are also subject to CDL disqualification rules and laws. Your CDL privileges may be withdrawn for varying periods of time based on the type of offense committed. The following information identifies the offenses and disqualification periods.

Serious Traffic Violations – You will lose your CDL privileges for 60 days if you are convicted of two serious traffic violations while operating a CMV, or 120 days if convicted of three serious traffic violations while operating a CMV in a three year period. The term “conviction” includes forfeiture of bail or bond and withheld judgments. The following are serious traffic violations:

  • Excessive speed (15 or more miles above the posted speed limit)
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper or erratic lane changes
  • Following the vehicle ahead too closely
  • Texting or talking on a hand-held mobile telephone while driving a commercial motor vehicle
  • Violation of any other motor vehicle traffic control laws which result in a fatal traffic accident.
  • Driving a commercial motor vehicle without obtaining a CDL,
  • Driving a commercial motor vehicle without a CDL in the driver’s possession,
  • Driving a commercial motor vehicle without the proper class of CDL and/or endorsements for the specific vehicle group being operated or for the passengers or type of cargo being transported.

Violation of an Out-of-Service Order – An out-of-service order issued by an authorized enforcement officer is defined as a temporary prohibition against operating a commercial motor vehicle. The order is issued in response to a violation of federal regulations, compatible laws, or to the North American uniform out-of-service criteria (CVSA). A person who is convicted for a violation of an out-of-service order is disqualified for:

  • 90 days for a first conviction,
  • One year for a second conviction in 10 years, and
  • Three years for subsequent convictions in 10 years.

If transporting hazardous materials or driving a bus (designed to carry 16 or more people) at the time, the driver is disqualified for:

  • 180 days for a first conviction, and
  • Three years for subsequent convictions in 10 years.

Disqualification for Conviction of a Railroad-Grade Crossing Violation – If you are convicted for a railroad grade crossing violation as specified in 49 CFR part 383 or applicable state laws while driving a commercial motor vehicle, your commercial driving privileges will be disqualified for:

  • 60 days for a first conviction
  • 120 days for a second conviction during any three year period
  • One year for a third or subsequent conviction during any three year period.

Disqualification for Controlled Substance or Alcohol Violations, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Felonies (Major Offenses)– You will lose your CDL for at least one year for a first time offense:

  • If you are a CDL holder or are operating a CMV and are convicted of a DUI, refuse to submit to testing or submit to and fail and evidentiary test for BAC or drugs, you will be disqualified from operating a CMV for one (1) year for the 1st offense. The BAC threshold while operating a non CMV is .08 and is .04 if operating a CMV.
  • if you leave the scene of an accident involving a motor vehicle you were driving,
  • if you use a motor vehicle to commit a felony,
  • if you drive a CMV when, as a result of prior violations committed operating a commercial vehicle, your CDL is revoked, suspended, or cancelled or you are disqualified from operating a commercial vehicle,
  • if you cause a fatality through the negligent operation of a commercial vehicle, including but not limited to the crimes of motor vehicle manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle, or negligent homicide.

You will lose your CDL for at least three years for a first offense if any of the above offenses occur while you are operating a commercial vehicle that is transporting hazardous materials that are required to be placarded by the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.

You will lose your CDL for life if you are convicted for any of these disqualifying offenses, or any combination of these offenses, for a second time.

You will lose your CDL for life if you use a motor vehicle to commit a felony involving the manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled substance.

Implied Consent

Any person who drives or is in physical control of a motor vehicle has given their consent to take a BAC or drug test if they are suspected of driving under the influence, under the provisions of Section 18-8002, Idaho Code. If you refuse to take the test when requested to do so by a law enforcement officer or submit to and fail a test for alcohol or drugs your CDL privileges are subject to disqualification under the provisions of Section 49-335 , Idaho Code.

Your driving privileges will be suspended under Section 18-8002A, Idaho Code, if you fail an evidentiary test for any of the following reasons:

  • Having a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater while operating or being in actual physical control of any motor vehicle.
  • Having a blood alcohol concentration of .04% or greater while operating or being in actual physical control of a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Having test results indicating the presence of drugs or other intoxicating substances.

The suspension will become effective 30 days from the date the Notice of Suspension is issued upon failure of an evidentiary test.

Penalties:
First offense in a motor vehicle (BAC .08% or greater) or a CMV* (BAC .04 or greater):

  • CDL driving privileges: one year absolute disqualification of CMV driving privileges.
  • Class D driving privileges: 90-day suspension with absolutely no driving privileges for the first 30 days. Restricted driving privileges that allow for the operation of a non-commercial vehicle may be requested for the remaining 60 days of the suspension.

Second offense in a non-commercial vehicle (BAC .08% or greater) or a CMV* (BAC .04 or greater):

  • CDL driving privileges: lifetime disqualification.
  • Class D driving privileges: one year suspension with absolutely no driving privileges of any kind.

* If the failure(s) occurred in a CMV (BAC .04 to less than .08%), Class D driving privileges will remain valid. These suspensions are separate from any additional penalties or suspensions imposed by the court as a result of being convicted of the offense. Additional information on this law may be found in the Idaho Driver’s Manual.


USA Patriot Act Hazardous Materials Regulations

Need More Information?

Contact the Driver Services section
of the Idaho Transportation Department at (208) 334-8736 or by e-mail at: driverlicense@itd.idaho.gov

Defensive Driving / Accident Prevention Courses Approved for 3-point Reduction and/or Insurance Discount

December 2016


Please note:
Costs for defensive driving/accident prevention courses are set by the provider and can vary widely. Tuition can range from around $18 to $60, and in some cases the initial tuition fee may not include the cost of a certificate.
*** Citations must be paid prior to completing Defensive Driving Course to be approved for the 3-point reduction.
*** Traffic class completion certificates are recognized by the state of Idaho for Idaho-licensed drivers only.

For additional DMV information, contact Driver Services via e-mail at:driverrecords@itd.idaho.gov

OPERATOR (CLASS D)FEES
1-year License (age 17) $15.00
3-year License (under 18) $25.00
3-year License (age 18 to 21) $25.00
1-year License (age 20) $15.00
4-year License (age 21 and over) $30.00
8-year License (age 21 to 62) $55.00
Instruction Permit (IP) $15.00
Knowledge Test $3.00
Skills Test ($6.50 paid at County, $17.50 to Skills Tester) $24.00
Duplicate License/IP/Supervised Instruction Permit (SIP) $15.00
Driver Training Instruction Permit**/SIP $15.00
COMMERCIAL (CLASS A, B, & C)FEES
1-year (age 20) $15.00
3-year (age 18 to 21) $30.00
4-year (age 21 and over) $40.00
Instruction Permit (must have Idaho license) $29.00
Knowledge Test $3.00
Skills Test ($10.00 paid at County, $60 paid to Skills Tester) $70.00
Endorsement Knowledge Test $3.00
Additional Endorsement $15.00
Duplicate License $15.00
License Upgrade$25.00
Seasonal CDL (6-month) $39.00
MOTORCYCLE (in addition to above license fees)FEES
Instruction Permit (must have Idaho license) $15.00
Duplicate Permit $15.00
Knowledge Test $3.00
Skills Test (collected by skills tester) $10.00
One-Time "M" Endorsement $15.00
IDENTIFICATION CARD: No age limitFEES
Under age 18 $10.00
Age 18 to 21 $10.00
4-year (age 21 and over) $10.00
8-year (age 21 and over) $20.00
Duplicate ID Same fee as original
NOTE: All Retest Fees are the Same as the Original Test Fees.

Motor Vehicle Information for New Residents


What vehicles must be registered and titled in Idaho?
Generally, any vehicle operated on public highways must be registered and titled. Also, boats with a permanently attached mode of propulsion (e.g., inboards, inboard/outboards, sailboats, personal watercraft) of 2000 model year or newer that were purchased since January 1, 2000, must be titled. Model year 1999 and older boats with a permanently attached mode of propulsion may be optionally titled, provided they are not exempt from titling. Any motorized boat used on Idaho’s waterways must be registered.


When must I register and title my vehicle?
You must register and title your vehicle when you become a resident of Idaho. You become a resident of Idaho when your domicile (principle home) has been in Idaho for 90 continuous days. However, you may declare residency at any time earlier than that, and register and title your vehicles at that time.


Where do I go to register and title my vehicle?
You may go to any county assessor motor vehicle office. Check the county office listings in your local telephone directory for the Motor Vehicle or Auto Licensing office nearest to you, or find a convenient office location by using the search box above.


What should I do before going to the motor vehicle office to title and register my vehicle?
You must have your vehicle insured with an insurance company licensed to do business in Idaho, and have the following minimum coverage:

  • $25,000 for injury or death of one person in any one accident.
  • $50,000 for injury or death of two or more persons in any one accident.
  • $15,000 for damage or destruction of property of others in any one accident

What should I bring when applying for my vehicle registration and title?
You should bring the following:

    1. The vehicle being titled and registered. You will need to have the vehicle identification number (VIN) inspected. This inspection can generally be performed by a deputy of either the county assessor motor vehicle office or the county sheriff’s office.
    2. Current title and registration. If the vehicle has not been titled in your name, be sure the title has been signed over to you by the seller, and that you have a bill of sale from the seller. If the title is being held by a lienholder, bring the lienholder’s name and address. If your title has been lost, you will need to apply for a duplicate title from the state of issuance.
    3. Your personal identification.
    4. Cash or a check for payment of any applicable taxes and fees

What do I need to do to get an Idaho driver’s license?
For information regarding Idaho driver licenses, obtain a copy of the Idaho Driver’s Handbook, from your county sheriff’s driver license office. To find the driver’s license office in your county, check under the county sheriff listings in your local telephone directory, or check the Sheriff’s Office list at the Driver’s License and ID Cards tab.

Obtaining Driver Records
A driver license record (DLR) may be requested from the Idaho Transportation Department if the following information is provided:

  • A written request along with driver information and a $7.00 fee (per record requested). The record can be certified for an additional $14.00 fee.
  • Three identifiers are used to select the proper record–at least two must match to get a successful “hit” using the following; NAME, DRIVER’S LICENSE NUMBER, DATE OF BIRTH.
  • The Idaho driver license number may be a nine-digit, alpha-numeric number starting with two alpha characters followed by six numerical characters and ending with one alpha character. Previous Idaho license numbers began with 910, 920, or 940 assigned by the sheriffs’ office, or a social security number.

A driver license record and supporting document packet may also be requested for a $14.00 fee. Requesters need to specify what documents are needed. If you need a certified driver packet, the written request must include the date of incident and a $28.00 fee.



Skills Tester Locations

Please use the search box below to find a Skills Tester nearest to you, or find the Tester by tapping on the map icon on the right.

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CountyNameLocationPhone #
AdaJan Johnson
Ria Collins
Steve Miller
Laurie Brown
Vince Steinberger
Tony Torres
Dave Eiguren - (R)
Jose Ibaibarriaga (also Spanish/Basque)
Jim Davis
Signe Lawton
Rob Fenn - (R)
N Boise
S Boise
S Boise
SW Boise
N & SE Boise
NW Boise
S Boise
SE Boise
W Boise
W Boise
Boise
440-0244
794-1852
283-8132(cell), 343-7187(home)
658-0131
863-5307
899-1775
891-7665
284-6627
861-7394
870-4122
362-6000
West AdaFaith Todd - (R)
Curt Hutteball
Ron Kelly
Tom Perryman
Chad Arnell (also speaks Spanish)
John Gregory
Eagle
Meridian, W Boise
Meridian
W Boise, Meridian
Meridian, Eagle
Meridian
249-0645
887-7927
1-208-896-5578 (Marsing #)
866-0042(cell), 322-4897
991-3840
409-6737
AdamsDelray PlattCouncil257-3563, 550-9583(cell)
BannockCharles Sloan
Stan Hales
Laurie Jackson
Craig Leiby
Michael Mayfield
Pocatello
Pocatello
Pocatello
Pocatello
Pocatello
232-3982
244-2434
523-5254, 313-5880 (c), 313-5885 (c)
251-5852
232-8952
Bear LakeByron Nelson
Penny Avery
Montpelier
Montpelier
851-8438 (cell), 847-0749
646-2762, 851-1294 (cell)
BenewahBonnie Mooney
Clifford Mooney
St. Maries
St. Maries
582-2121 (cell), 582-3669 (cell), 582-3696
582-3669 (cell), 582-3696
BinghamRandy Jensen
Donald Thompson
Maria Munoz (also speaks Spanish)
Dan Hale
Shelley
Shelley
Blackfoot
Blackfoot
521-2331
521-8558
329-1028
785-6517
BlaineLarry Clark
Rex Squires
Hailey
Hailey
720-5443
578-5420
BoiseTerry Roedel
Mark Ross
Idaho City
Idaho City
899-1445
941-6748
BonnerHarvey Balison
Max Jenkins (speaks Spanish)
Bob Ashbrook
Priest River
Sandpoint
Sandpoint
448-2298
818-0126
290-7080 (cell), 263-3053
BonnevilleDebora Olsen
James Jackson
Laurie Jackson
Randy Jensen
Donald Thompson
Gary Hunter
Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls
Swan Valley
529-4636, 521-4150 (cell)
523-5254, 313-5885 (c), 313-5880 (c)
523-5254, 313-5880 (c), 313-5885 (c)
521-2331
521-8558
483-2074
BoundaryMelissa Cederquist (& Spanish)Bonners Ferry874-2592
ButteBill DennisArco690-9883
CanyonWally Lester
George Christensen
Martin Von Rotz
Terry Roedel
John Gregory
Leola Stout
Mark Ross
Homero Pedraza (also speaks Spanish)
Nampa, Caldwell
Nampa, Wilder
Caldwell, Nampa
Caldwell, Nampa
Nampa
Nampa
Caldwell, Nampa
Nampa
250-4217(cell), 467-3614
250-5151(cell), 467-5383
463-9331
899-1445
409-6737
283-4231
941-6748
880-4862
CaribouSteve KimptonSoda Springs852-3928
CassiaDarrell Tilley
Jerry Albertson
Earl Craythorn
Bob Russmann
Scott Coats
Burley
Burley
Burley
Burley
Burley
431-0715
431-4312 (cell), 678-7368
431-2391 (cell), 654-2392
260-2398
670-1869
ClarkOrvin JorgensenDubois374-5469, 709-8120 (cell)
ClearwaterMonty Davis
Don Burnside
Orofino
Kamiah
827-1364
935-2312
CusterArlene L NelsonChallis879-2531
ElmoreGreg Sterling
Cassandra Walker
Jose Ibaibarriaga (also speaks Spanish/Basque)
Mountain Home
Mountain Home
Mountain Home
284-7296
283-7023
284-6627
FranklinJeff Richins
Penny Avery
Steve Kimpton
Preston
Preston
Preston
760-0705
646-2762, 851-1294 (cell)
852-3928
FremontScott Bowman
Vaughn Jenkins
St. Anthony
St. Anthony
652-0131, 390-8118 (cell)
521-1068
GemLinda Hull
Mark Ross
Emmett
Emmett
369-0396
941-6748
GoodingKelly Goodman (also speaks Spanish)
Rosemary Goodman
Gooding
Gooding
934-4725, 539-4725 (cell)
934-4725, 539-4720 (cell)
IdahoJohn NidaGrangeville, Cottonwood962-7710
JeffersonKirt Hayes
Vaughn Jenkins
James Jackson
Laurie Jackson
Rigby
Rigby
Rigby
Rigby
745-7803, 243-0119 (c), 745-6066
521-1068
523-5254, 313-5885 (c), 313-5880 (c)
523-5254, 313-5880 (c), 313-5885 (c)
JeromeBaldwin A CaminJerome731-9772 (cell), 324-7923
KootenaiEd Slusher
Dennis Kennedy
Don Wilhelm
Max Jenkins (speaks Spanish)
Greg Eck
Joann Chamberlain
Mark Worthen
Amy Carney
Rathdrum
Coeur d’Alene, Hayden
Rathdrum
Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls
Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls
Rathdrum
Coeur d’Alene
687-2135
772-1493
687-2212
818-0126
935-5344
660-9930
964-0424
682-2807
LatahTrudy Hogaboam - (R)
Hubert Hogaboam - (R)
Ray Ireland
Moscow
Moscow
Moscow
875-1280
875-1280
877-1544
LemhiDon MillerSalmon756-4314
LewisDennis Burgess
Don Burnside
Craigmont
Kamiah
924-6851, 553-0044 (cell)
935-2312
LincolnKelly Goodman (also speaks Spanish)Shoshone934-4725, 539-4725 (cell)
MadisonScott Bowman
Vaughn Jenkins
Rexburg
Rexburg
652-0131, 390-8118 (cell)
521-1068
MinidokaDarrell Tilley
Scott Coats
Bob Russmann
Earl Craythorn
Rupert, Heyburn
Rupert
Rupert, Heyburn
Rupert
431-0715
670-1869
260-2398
431-2391 (cell), 654-2392
Nez PerceLes Williams
Randy Arnold
Lewiston
Lewiston
791-2301
553-6632, 798-9218 (cell)
OneidaJeff Richins
Randy Willie
Malad
Malad
766-2517, 760-0705 (cell)
766-2451
OwyheeRon KellyMarsing896-5578
PayetteWes Sessums
Greg Stutzman
Janine Cisler
Fruitland, Payette
Fruitland
Payette
405-8914
739-0343
642-6191
PowerDebra PhillipsAmerican Falls226-5841
ShoshoneAmy Carney
Nila Jurkovich
Kellogg
Osburn
682-2807
512-0529
TetonScott BowmanDriggs652-0131, 390-8118 (cell)
Twin FallsLani Schofield - (R)
Ray Massey - (R)
Linda Nice - (R)
Buhl
Twin Falls, Kimberly
Filer
543-2552, 308-5870 (cell)
308-0779
326-4190
ValleySandy RyskaMcCall630-4190
WashingtonDelray Platt
Nicole Clark
Janine Cisler
Weiser, Cambridge
Weiser
Weiser
257-3563, 550-9583(cell)
549-4038
642-6191

CDL Skills Testers



CityTester Name / #Telephone (208)
Notes:
ArimoCharles Sorensen 841254-3714 (w)
897-5137 (h)
BlackfootLeAnn Capson 902785-6536 (h)
589-0725 (c)
BlackfootMike Akers 611785-0787 (h)
681-2357 (c)
Call for availability- bus & truck rentals
Boise (Meridian)Steve Lloyd 381941-8807Class A & B Truck available to rent;
No passenger / school bus tests
BoiseSteve Miller 002343-7187 (h)
283-8132 (c)
BoiseGary Brill 369854-5237 (w)
859-5890 (c)
No Class A truck tests
Bonners FerryDelton Amoth 981267-3269Class A and B truck rental available
BurleyBob Russmann 781260-2398
CaldwellJim Smith 005850-9431Rentals available for all classes of CDL Tests
Coeur d’AleneKaren Arthur 962664-6322
Coeur d’AleneDon Arthur 691664-6322
Coeur d’ AleneDoug Odegaard 978771-0039Inquire about rentals
Coeur d’ Alene (Osburn)Danny Carney 012682-2807E-mail: dacarney@cebridge.net
FruitlandWes Sessums 380405-8914
Glenns Ferry / GoodingKelly Goodman 241934-4725 (h)
539-4725 (c)
Class B Truck, Class B & C bus rentals available
GraceBerdell McCurdy 791425-3692
GrangevilleLeon Hall 281816-2391Limited availability- call well in advance. Tests at this location subject to a mileage surcharge
HaileyRex Squires 132578-5420 (w)
HomedaleTom Muir 531337-3772 (w)
880-4871 (c)
Rentals available for Class B Truck, Class B School and Passenger Bus
Idaho FallsDebbie Olsen 100529-4636 (h)
521-4150 (c)
Idaho FallsTom Edwards 960522-0769
Idaho FallsLeAnn Capson 902785-6536 (h)
589-0725 (c)
JeromeCole Prestwich 104324-5053 (w)
536-6146 (h)
Class A and B Truck rentals available No passenger/school bus tests
KamiahJoe Albright 968935-1024 (h)
507-0606 (c)
LewistonLeslie Williams 585791-2301No School Bus Tests
LewistonLeon Hall 281816-2391
LewistonBill McGarry 232746-7961 (w)Class A & B Truck rentals
McCallJack Hellbusch 951634-1089 (w)
630-3975 (c)
347-4025 (h)
MeridianSteve Lloyd 381941-8807Class A & B truck rentals available. No passenger or school bus tests.
MeridianPaul Duty 208465-6360School/Passenger Bus Tests only- inquire about rentals
MiddletonSteve Vis 741459-0195 (w)
455-1183 (h)
MontpelierSteve Kimpton 970852-3928 (h)
MoscowLarry Ross 955882-5724 (w)
509-336-1146 (c)
No School Bus tests
MoscowBob Sanders 956301-2509
882-2049
NampaLana Ramos989-6534
NampaCollege of Western Idaho-Truck Driving562-2050Class A, B, C Truck tests only, no passenger or school bus tests. Ask for Tracy.
NampaBrad Carpenter 184 Brent Carpenter 183455-2532
466-4181
Class B & C school bus rentals with and without air brakes. No Class A tests. brentc@brownbuscompany.com
NampaRick Milliron 561468-9401
Orofino (Kamiah)Joe Albright 968935-1024 (h)
507-0606 (c)
OsburnDanny Carney 012682-2807E-mail: dacarney@cebridge.net
Payette-FruitlandWes Sessums 380405-8914
PocatelloJason Rock 977251-6499Class A & B Truck rental available.
PocatelloMarvin Rock 030251-4966Class A & B Truck rental available. No passenger or school bus tests
PocatelloCraig Leiby 032235-3226 (w)
251-5852 (c)
No Class A tests
Post FallsDoug Odegaard 978771-0039Inquire about rentals
Post FallsDon Arthur 691
Karen Arthur 962
664-6322
PrestonSteve Kimpton 970852-3928 (h)
851-0213 (c)
RathdrumEd Slusher 321687-2135E-mail: slushes@frontier.com
RexburgScott Revas 966403-1594
RigbyKirt Hayes 711745-7803 (w)
745-6066 (h)
RupertBob Russmann 781260-2398
RupertSilverio Tovar 953436-9002 (h)
260-0750 (c)
St. AnthonyDavid Garz 632652-3996 (h)
624-2562 (w)
St. MariesMike Walters 052582-0444Class B School Bus with air brakes available to rent
SalmonDan Davis 959756-2339 (h)
756-7395 (c)
SandpointNorm Long 331265-7748Class A truck rental available
SandpointJeff McLagan 974263-1900 (w)
597-0733 (c)
Twin FallsRay Massey 967308-0779
Twin Falls (Jerome)Cole Prestwich 104324-5053 (w)
536-6146 (h)
Class A and B Truck rentals available No passenger/school bus tests

Motorcycle Skills Testers



CountyTester NamePhone #Skills Testing Site
ADAChuck Jenkins
Nathaniel Stroud
Paul Stroud
Harry Kindelberger
Will Stoy
336-9380
1-208-450-9155 (long distance)
305-3857
869-6636
863-5415
ITD – 3311 West State – Boise
Meridian Middle School – Meridian
Baptist Church – 911 S Cole Rd – Boise
Baptist Church – 911 S Cole Rd – Boise
Meridian Middle School – Meridian
Harley-Davidson – Meridian
Meridian
BANNOCKJames Baum
Jason Lichtenstein
317-2730
569-6973
Gateway West Industrial – Pocatello
Gateway – Floater some weekends
BENEWAHMike Walters582-0444St. Maries High School – St. Maries
BINGHAMJohn Kluvers
Peter Utkin
680-1760
757-9706
Blackfoot Airport – Blackfoot
Behind Food Plaza – Shelley
BLAINELarry Clark720-5443ITD Maintenance Shed – Hailey
BONNEVILLEJohn Heasley
Jason Lichtenstein
Nikki Egbert
Thomas Hammond
881-1843
569-6973
521-2611
529-5477
Tiebreaker Elem School – Idaho Falls
Tiebreaker Elem School – Idaho Falls
2200 Leslie Avenue – Idaho Falls
Tiebreaker Elem School – Idaho Falls
CANYONRonald Kelly
Paul Duty
1- 208-896-5578 (long distance)
465-6360
Grizzly Motorsport – Caldwell
Sherman Elementary – Nampa
CARIBOUBrent Madson547-4028Soda Springs Municipal Airport – Soda Springs
CASSIAEarl Craythorn431-2391 (cell), 654-2392Whitepine Intermediate School – Burley
CUSTERCarla Young879-4994Challis Area Health Center Parking Lot
ELMORECassandra Walker
Steven Walker
283-7023
283-7027
Cycle City – Mountain Home
Cycle City – Mountain Home
FRANKLINPenny Avery646-2762, 851-1294 (cell)School Dist Maintenance Yd – Preston
FREMONTVaughn Jenkins521-1068Wilcox Potato Plant – Rexburg
GEMBrian Eichler608-1776Call for information
IDAHOJohn Nida962-7710ITD Maintenance Shed – Craigmont
JEFFERSONPeggy Sue Scott
Kirt Hayes
Vaughn Jenkins
745-9008
745-6066, 745-7803
521-1068
Rigby Fire Station – Rigby
Rigby Fire Station – Rigby
Rigby Fire Station – Rigby
KOOTENAIDean McMillen
Tim Vulles
762-1530
687-8910
Idaho Transportation Dept – Coeur d’Alene
Idaho Transportation Dept – Coeur d’Alene
LATAHHubert Hogaboam
Trudy Hogaboam
875-1280
875-1280
Potlatch High School – Potlatch
Potlatch High School – Potlatch
LEWISDennis Burgess924-6851, 553-0044ITD Maintenance Shed – Craigmont
MADISONVaughn Jenkins521-1068Wilcox Potato Plant – Rexburg
MINIDOKABob Russmann260-2398W Minico JR High School – Paul
NEZ PERCERandy Arnold
John Nida
553-6632, 798-9218
962-7710
Idaho Transportation Dept – Lewiston
Idaho Transportation Dept – Lewiston
ONEIDAJeff Richins766-2517Malad City Airport
OWYHEERon Kelly1-208-896-5578 (long distance)Grizzly Motorsport – Caldwell
PAYETTEPhil Duerr642-7185Payette County Courthouse – Payette
SHOSHONEDanny Carney
Amy Carney
682-2807
682-2807
Osburn
Honda Shop – Pinehurst
TWIN FALLSRay Massey308-0779ITD Eastland Dr – Twin Falls
VALLEYSandy Ryska630-4190McCall

Young Driver Information


The following information does not include every requirement for a driver’s license.
The Idaho Driver’s Manual should be consulted for further information.


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GRADUATED DRIVER’S LICENSE PROGRAM

Effective January 1, 2001, anyone under 17 years of age who has not been issued a driver’s license in Idaho must successfully complete an approved driver training program and comply with the requirements of the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program. Under the GDL Program, you will be required to complete a minimum six-month violation-free supervised instruction period, during which you must:

  • be accompanied by a supervising person at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license who is occupying the seat beside you (no other passengers are allowed in the front seat),
  • assure that all occupants are wearing seat belts or child restraints if required,
  • have the Supervised Instruction Permit (SIP) in your immediate possession while driving,
  • observe all laws regarding alcohol and other intoxicating substances, and
  • accumulate at least 50 hours of supervised driving time, ten hours of which must be at night

If you are convicted of violating any traffic laws (moving or non-moving), violate any restrictions, or have your driving privileges suspended by the department or the courts while you are operating under the Supervised Instruction Permit (SIP), the permit will be canceled and you must apply for a new SIP. Your minimum six months of supervised driving begins all over again with the issuance of a new permit. You may drive on your SIP for longer than six months if it has not expired.

Once you have successfully met the requirements of the GDL, and are at least 15 years of age, you will be required to take and pass the skills test and the knowledge test before receiving a driver’s license. The skills test and the knowledge test may NOT be taken sooner than six (6) months from the date you complete the driver’s training course or age 17, whichever comes first. If you fail the written and/or the skills test, you must wait three days before retesting for each failure.


GDL TRAFFIC VIOLATION PENALTIES

As part of the Graduated Driver’s License Program all drivers under the age of 17 are subject to the following moving traffic violation penalties:

  • First violation – Warning letter
  • Second violation – Minimum 30-day suspension
  • Third violation – Minimum 60-day suspension

These penalties are in addition to the cancellation of a Supervised Instruction Permit (SIP) during the supervised instruction period, or any other suspensions that may be ordered by a court or the department because of a traffic violation. For further information regarding suspensions and Idaho’s Point Violation System, refer to the Violation Points.

NOTE: If your SIP or driver’s license gets suspended, you must pay all applicable reinstatement fees before your driving privileges can be reinstated. If your SIP has been canceled, you will have to purchase a new SIP if you are under 17 years old.


ALCOHOL/DRUG VIOLATIONS

It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other intoxicating substance, or any combination of alcohol, drugs and/or any other intoxicating substances to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.

In addition, drivers under the age of 21 who have a blood alcohol content of .02 or higher while operating a motor vehicle will be subject to suspension of driving privileges for up to one year and can fined up to $1,000.00. Penalties increase for subsequent violations and/or excessive blood alcohol concentrations.

Violation of Idaho’s alcohol/age laws when you are NOT driving will also cause your SIP or driver’s license to be canceled or suspended. Once the court-ordered suspension period has passed and all applicable fines and reinstatement fees have been paid, the driver’s license will be reinstated. If a SIP was canceled, and you are still under the age of 17, you can purchase a new SIP after you have met all reinstatement requirements.


DRIVER TRAINING

Completing and passing a driver-training program is required for anyone under 17 years old who is applying for an Idaho driver’s license. An approved Idaho driver training program consists of a required 30 hours (1,800 minutes) of classroom instruction, six hours (360 minutes) of in-car observation in a driver-training car, and six hours (360 minutes) of behind-the-wheel driving with a driver training instructor. The minimum training period for students attending driver education classes through a public school is 30 days. Commercial (private) schools are not restricted to a minimum training period.

Most Idaho school districts offer driver training programs in cooperation with the Department of Education. The public school courses are open to all Idaho residents between the ages of 14 1/2 and 21, even if they are not public school students. Commercial (private) driver training courses are available to anyone 14 1/2 years of age or older.


OUT-OF-STATE DRIVER TRAINING AND LICENSES

If you are under 17 years old and have completed driver training in another state (and have not been issued a license in that state), you will be required to provide acceptable proof of driver training completion. If you are not surrendering an out-of-state license, you will also be required to complete a supervised driving period prior to licensing.

If you are under 17 years old and have an out-of-state driver’s license you will not be required to provide proof of driver training and the supervised driving period will not be required. An out-of-state driver’s license may be used for 90 continuous days (from the time an Idaho domicile is established) before an Idaho driver’s license is required.

There are no provisions for exceptions to these requirements.


DRIVER TRAINING / SUPERVISED INSTRUCTION PERMITS

If you are under 17 years old you must have a driver training instruction permit to attend any commercial or public school driver-training program. The permits expire at age 18 for people 14 1/2 to 17 1/2 years of age; permits expire 180 days from issuance for people 17 1/2 years of age or older. The fee is not refundable. The documents required to get a driver-training permit are the same as those required for a driver’s license and are listed in Chapter One of the Idaho Driver’s Manual. The certified original copy of the birth certificate you provide must show mother/father for liability signer purposes.

When you have successfully completed a driver-training program, you will be eligible to begin the supervised instruction period for drivers under the age of 17 as required by Idaho’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program.


LIABILITY SIGNER

If you are under 18 years old, you need to have a birth parent or legal guardian with you at the county driver’s license office to sign consent for you to be licensed. The signer assumes legal responsibility for your actions as a driver. If the liability signer is not the mother or father listed on your birth certificate, you must provide acceptable legal documents (adoption records or court guardianship documents). The identity of the liability signer will be verified. If the signer’s name is different from the one appearing on your birth certificate, additional documents such as a marriage license or divorce decree may be required to verify relationship. If the liability signer cannot be present to sign the application at the county office, an acceptable power of attorney may be used. The power of attorney procedure requires additional time for mailing and processing documents.

If you are married, your spouse, who must be at least 18 years of age, may sign for you. Your spouse’s age must be verified from an acceptable photo document, such as a driver’s license. As long as you are under 18, the person who signs for you may withdraw consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent will cause the department to cancel your driver’s license until you reach age 18 or have another acceptable liability signer.


SCHOOL ENROLLMENT OR COMPLETION

If you are under 18 years of age you will need to provide acceptable proof of enrollment and attendance in or graduation from a recognized high school or equivalent program before an instruction permit, driver-training permit or driver’s license can be issued. This proof can be in the form of a verification of compliance (VOC) letter from an acceptable school or program you are attending, a high school diploma, or a general education certificate of completion. Students enrolled in a home-education program must have been enrolled in the program for at least one school year prior to the verification of attendance request unless documentation can be provided of meeting the attendance requirement for the school year immediately prior to the year in which you are enrolled in the home education program. When your parents sign the liability statement, they must also sign a statement that you are in compliance with the school attendance provisions of Idaho Code.


UNDER-AGE DRIVER’S LICENSES

Drivers under the age of 16 who have a valid driver’s license or regular instruction permit may drive only during daylight hours unless they are accompanied by a person 21 years of age or older who has a valid driver’s license and is sitting in the front seat. No other passengers are allowed in the front section of the vehicle.

Licensees under the age of 17 are required – during the first six (6) months from the date the license was issued – to limit the number of passengers in the vehicle who are under the age of 17 to not more than one passenger, unless the passengers are related to the driver by blood, adoption, or marriage.

If you are:

  • 15 to 17 years of age, your driver’s license will have a vertical format with a green border around the picture and show “Under 18 until month/day/year.” It will expire five days after your 18th birthday. You should not renew your driver’s license before your 18th birthday unless you will be temporarily living out of state at the time of your 18th birthday.
  • 18 to 20 years of age, your driver’s license will have a vertical format with a red border around the picture and show “Under 21 until month/day/year.” It will expire five days after your 21st birthday. You should not renew your driver’s license before your 21st birthday unless you will be temporarily living out of state at the time of your 21st birthday.

YOUR LICENSE/ID CARD AND THE LAW

Whenever you drive, you must have your license with you. Any misuse or mutilation of your driver’s license, permit, or ID card is a misdemeanor and you can be fined, sentenced to jail, and/or your license can be suspended. If your license gets worn or damaged, you need to purchase a duplicate.

For your own protection:

  • never lend anyone your driver’s license, permit, or ID card,
  • never use anyone else’s driver’s license, permit, or ID card,
  • never display or possess a fraudulent/altered driver’s license, permit, or ID card, and
  • never allow an unlicensed driver to drive your vehicle (in case of an accident, both the driver and the owner of the vehicle are responsible for damage, injury, or death when permission to drive the vehicle has been given).

SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION

Federal law requires all males who are 18 to 25 years of age to register with the Selective Service System. Eligible males will have the opportunity to register when they apply for a driver’s license or ID card.


Requirements for Foreign Students

REQUIREMENTS

  • Passport with U.S. VISA and I-94
  • J1 status needs DHS form DS-2019 F1 status needs DHS form I-20
  • Letter from the Social Security Administration stating you are not eligible for a Social Security number or have never been assigned a number

DRIVER’S TRAINING for student’s under 18 years old

Complete foreign exchange packet with the following:

  • Verification of Compliance (VOC) on school letterhead – if under 18 yrs. old (VOC is issued by your school attendance office)
  • Permission from foreign exchange program to take the driver’s training course
  • Statement from parent(s) stating son/daughter can take a driver’s training course and be issued a driver’s license
  • The name of the host parent listed in the foreign exchange packet
  • A host parent must sign as liability signer if applicant is under 18.

*** If a foreign student is not in a foreign exchange program, an affidavit is needed from the natural parents stating that their child has permission to take driver’s training and/or obtain a driver’s license in the United States. The affidavit needs to be notarized, or the equivalent of being notarized. This affidavit takes the place of the foreign exchange program documents. The host parent must sign for liability.


MOTORCYCLES

Any person who applies for a motorcycle endorsement must pass both a written knowledge and a road skills test. If you are under 21 years old you will also be required to successfully complete a motorcycle rider training course. Rider courses are available throughout Idaho. Call the Idaho Skills Training Advantage for Riders (STAR) toll free at (888) 280-STAR (7827).

Idaho law requires all persons under the age of 18 to wear a DOT-approved protective helmet while riding on or operating a motorcycle or ATV.


For additional DMV information, contact Driver Services via e-mail at: driverlicense@itd.idaho.gov

Motor Carrier Services

Commercial and Farm Vehicle Registration


There are two primary types of vehicle registrations for Idaho:

1. Full Fee Registration (Idaho and non-Idaho)
Full Fee is a type of motor carrier vehicle registration for which Idaho’s “full” registration fees are charged in accordance with Section 49-434, Idaho Code. Fees (charged on a January-to-December basis) are reduced monthly by 1/12 for carriers who license later in the calendar year. Any commercial carrier may fully register (Full Fee) vehicles over 8,000 pounds to operate in Idaho, including those not eligible for other types of licensing and those who do not want to trip permit or have met the limit of three permits per vehicle per calendar year. Commercial vehicles weighing from 8,001 through 26,000 pounds can be licensed through Motor Carrier Services (MCS) or through the local county assessor’s office. Idaho-based vehicles over 26,000 pounds and non-Idaho-based vehicles regardless of weight must be licensed through MCS. Idaho farm vehicles through 60,000 pounds must license at a county assessor’s office. Idaho farm vehicles over 60,000 pounds and those from out-of-state must be licensed through the MCS.

2. International Registration Plan (IRP)
This is a cooperative agreement that includes forty-eight states, ten Canadian provinces, and the District of Columbia. Carriers are registered for all jurisdictions and pay a portion of each jurisdiction’s fees based on the miles traveled. Idaho-based carriers are generally eligible to register under the IRP if they:

  • operate in two or more IRP jurisdictions
  • have a verifiable Idaho business location

DMV Office Locations

Click tabs above for either Registration/Plates or Driver’s License services and use the searchable tables to find the appropriate DMV location and hours, or click map icon to the right. Not all DMV offices offer both types of services.

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Licensing Prerequisites

Motor Carrier Services issues various types of permits and registration documents depending on the carrier’s type of operation. The following services are provided through this office:

  • All motor-carrier registration transactions can be completed at the counter. However, during peak renewal times and later in the day, it may not be possible to process your request while you wait. It is important to file renewal applications within the designated time frames.
  • Questions can be answered and assistance given to help with completing applications and meeting various motor carrier registration-related requirements.
  • Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) transactions can be completed by carriers who have no current HVUT filing.
  • Idaho IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) licenses can be obtained.
  • Trip permits for registration or fuel can be obtained.
  • Hazardous Materials Endorsements can be obtained.
  • Hazardous Waste Annual Permits can be obtained.
  • Oversize and overweight permits can be obtained.
  • Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) receipts can be obtained.
  • Updates to the USDOT record can be completed.

Counter Service

Counter service hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Time. We ask that you e-mail (cvs@itd.idaho.gov) or fax (208-334-2006) your request and you will be notified when it is ready for payment and pick-up. If you are unable to e-mail or fax the request, you may drop it off at the counter and we will contact you when it’s ready.

E-Mail Service (preferred)

Documents, inquiries and transaction requests may be e-mailed to cvs@itd.idaho.gov. During business hours, you will receive a response usually within 2-4 hours. Be sure to format any attachments as a PDF to ensure we are able to open and print the documents.


Fax Service

Paperwork may be faxed to 208-334-2006 for any transaction. Our fax machine accepts paperwork 24-hours per day. Allow one full business day before calling to inquire on the status of your request.

Please include a cover sheet explaining what you want done, method of payment, and whether a Temporary Vehicle Clearance (TVC) will be needed. There is a $18.00 for each TVC in addition to the registration and administration fees. If all required information is included and the fees are paid, the identification can be ready for pick-up at the counter, can be mailed, or a TVC can be e-mailed or faxed.


Service via Ports of Entry

The Lewiston, Inkom, Sage Junction and East Boise Ports of Entry are “full service,” with a registration specialist located on-site to assist you with any registration request, including the issuance of credentials. As there is only one registration specialist per port, it is recommended that you call the port first to ensure the specialist will be available at the time you plan to arrive.

For the remaining Idaho ports or when a registration specialist is not available at a full service port, the Port Inspectors can process registration requests for Full Fee vehicles (new, renewal or changes), Hazardous Materials endorsements, Hazardous Waste permits (annual and temporary), and temporary registration permits. For IRP requests, the Port Inspector will assist you in completing the necessary forms, and send them along with any other documents, to a registration specialist in Boise. The request will be processed and an invoice for the fees due and a Temporary Vehicle Clearance (TVC) will be sent to the Port. The inspector will accept your payment and release the TVC to you. The registration (cab card) and license plate will be mailed from Boise. Be aware that certain transactions require one or more forms and the verification of numerous requirements. For example, it is not unusual for a new IRP account to take several hours to several days to complete. We suggest you have all necessary forms completed and prerequisites met before going to a Port of Entry.

IRP renewals will not be processed while you wait at a Port of Entry. This policy is necessary due to the length of time it takes to process an IRP renewal. For those submitted at a full-service port, the registration specialist will determine if it can be processed while you wait or work with you to identify the length of time needed to complete the renewal processing. For those submitted at other ports, a registration specialist in Boise will contact you when the renewal has been processed (3-5 business days).


Mail Service

Any type of transaction can be completed by mail. Incomplete applications are returned or held. Motor Carrier will attempt to reach the customer by telephone, fax, e-mail or mail. An application is not considered “received” until it is correct.


Phone Service

The Motor Carrier phones are answered from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time. Employees can answer questions and provide information on registration and related requirements. We also accept credit card or verifiable check information for payments of billings. (See the payment section below.) Motor Carrier accepts registration information over the phone for some types of transactions. This normally includes changes to existing registrations where no additional paperwork is needed. When you call for information, ask if your transaction qualifies for this service.


Payment

Do not send payment with your request. An invoices will be issued to ensure the correct fees are paid.

• Payment may be by cash, credit card (MasterCard or Visa with a 2% service fee), or check payable to State of Idaho for payments under $100,000. Payments over $100,000 must be made electronically through the PayITD portal. PayITD is only applicable for Motor Carrier payments of $100,000 or more. Access the secure internet portal at https://apps.itd.idaho.gov/payitd, provide your bank routing number, bank account number and check number. Indicate your 7-digit Idaho Account Number in the Reference field and provide your contact information (name, e-mail address, etc.).


Licensing Prerequisities

IFTA

When an application for registration is received on an interstate power unit over 26,000 pounds that operates on diesel, propane, or natural gas, an IFTA permit is required or fuel trip permits will be required for Idaho and each jurisdiction in which the vehicle operates. If a carrier is leased to another company and is using that company’s permit, or the special fuels permit is under the owner’s name and not the company’s, a copy of the permit should be provided with the application for registration.

We check IFTA permit information via several sources, including the Tax Commission computer records.

For more information on fuel requirements, contact the Idaho State Tax Commission at (208) 334-8692.

Carriers can file IFTA quarterly tax returns electronically through the Idaho State Tax Commission at https://idahotap.gentax.com/TAP/_/.


Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)

Federal law requires that on vehicles with 55,000 pounds or more combined gross weight, proof of filing of the HVUT for the current tax period must accompany the application for registration. Proof consists of:

  1. A photocopy of Form 2290 Schedule 1 listing the complete vehicle identification number (VIN) and reflecting the receipt stamp by the IRS or e-file watermark, or
  2. A photocopy of a non-receipt stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1 along with photocopies of the front and back of the cancelled check.
  3. A completed Form 2290, with payment if applicable, payable to the “U.S. Treasury” and submitted to Motor Carrier for forwarding to the IRS. Only current-year tax forms can be submitted, prior year unpaid taxes must be filed directly with the IRS.

Only number 1 or 3 above will apply if the filing was in the “suspended” category. In lieu of the Form 2290 Schedule 1, we will accept:

  • A dated bill of sale if purchased within 60 days of the vehicle registration date.
  • A title application showing date of purchase if purchased within 60 days of the vehicle registration date.

The tax period for the HVUT is July 1 through June 30 and is always filed for the upcoming year. Between July 1 and September 30, proof for the current or prior tax year is accepted. After September 30, the current tax year HVUT is required.

Filings of 25 or more vehicles must be done online, through an IRS approved company. More information on HVUT requirements and links to online filing are available at www.irs.gov or by contacting the IRS Form 2290 Help Line at 866-699-4096.


Titles

To ensure that a person or company has the legal right to register a vehicle, titles are verified on vehicles being registered and on account name changes. We must be able to tie the name on the title to the name that will appear on the registration. For example, if the name on the title reads “John Doe” and the application for registration reads “John Doe Trucking,” we can tie the two names together. If the name on the title shows “John Doe” and the application for registration reads “ABC Trucking,” we do not know who actually owns the vehicle and will request additional information. The titled owner’s name will appear on the vehicle registration in the “owner” box. This name will change only when a title change is done and Motor Carrier is notified of the change.

Owner-operators who lease their vehicles (with driver) to Idaho companies do not have to show the lessee’s name on the title. If the vehicle is titled in Idaho, the title should show the owner-operator as owner.

With proof of ownership (bill of sale dated within the last 30 days), we will issue a TVC valid for 45 days or until the end of the registration year (if less than 45 days) in lieu of a registration. License plates cannot be released until proof of Idaho title application is submitted for Idaho-based vehicles.

(For more information, contact the Titles Unit 208-334-8663 or contact a local County Assessor’s Office.)


Safety and Insurance Fee

Intrastate power units hauling non-exempt commodities or passengers for hire, or hauling hazardous materials must have their insurance document on file with Motor Carrier. A Safety and Insurance Fee of $3.00 per power unit is charged at the time of registration. For more information, contact Motor Carrier Services at (208) 334-8611.


For additional information, contact Motor Carrier Services via e-mail at: cvs@itd.idaho.gov

Motor Carrier Services Mailing Address:
PO Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707-1129
Phone: (208) 334-8611

Ports of Entry

Idaho Ports of Entry


Idaho Ports of Entry exist to encourage and promote the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles in a manner that safeguards the motoring public while protecting the state of Idaho’s infrastructure through uniform practices and enforcement procedures.

For additional Port of Entry details and resources, please see topics below.

Port of Entry Locations

Click on the POE Locations below or tap the map icon to the right.

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Legal Allowable Gross Loads
Select the appropriate table below:
TABLE A-B. Weight Limits on Interstate System routes for Special Products:
Logs, pulpwood, stull, poles or piling; ores, concentrates, sand & gravel, and aggregates thereof, in bulk; unprocessed agricultural products, including livestock.
TABLE C-J. Weight Limits for Loads exceeding 79,000 lbs on Interstate & 80,000 lbs on non-Interstate routes
TABLE K-L. Weight Limits, up to 80,000 lbs for all commodities on non-interstate system routes

 

***The weight of load for inch width of tire for the front steer axle may not exceed the manufacturer’s load rating per tire or the load rating of the axle or twenty thousand (20,000) pounds per axle whichever is less.

All other tires the capacity can be calculated by using 600 lbs per tire width and shall not exceed the manufacturer’s load rating, whichever is less.

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Maps Required for Annual Permits


Annual Permits Attachment List
Extra Length/Excess Weight or Extra Length


129,000 lb Route Permit Information


 
 
129,000 lb. State Route Maps


Route Capacity (by Color)


Ada County Route Maps

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Idaho Legal Width, Height and Length


WIDTH (including load) 8 FT 6 IN

HEIGHT (including load) 14 FT

LENGTH
SINGLE MOTOR VEHICLE 45 FT
TRAILER* OR SEMITRAILER*
  • OTHER THAN NATIONAL NETWORK
  • NATIONAL NETWORK
48 FT
53 FT
MOTOR VEHICLE AND ONE OR MORE TRAILERS EXCEPT AS NOTED.* 75 FT
DOUBLE TRAILERS
  • OTHER THAN NATIONAL NETWORK
  • NATIONAL NETWORK*
61 FT OF TRAILERS (OR 75 FT OVERALL)
68 FT OF TRAILERS
DROMEDARY TRACTOR
  • STINGER STEERED**
  • NON STINGER STEERED
75 FT
65 FT
AUTO OR BOAT TRANSPORTER
  • STINGER STEERED**
  • NON STINGER STEERED
75 FT
65 FT
SADDLEMOUNT COMBINATIONS
  • OTHER THAN NATIONAL NETWORK
  • NATIONAL NETWORK*
75 FT
97 FT
TRUCK TRACTOR WITH STINGER STEERED**
POLE TRAILER OR LOG DOLLY CONNECTED BY A REACH OR POLE
75 FT

OVERHANG
  • FRONT OF ANY VEHICLE
4 FT
  • BEYOND THE END OF ANY VEHICLE
10 FT
  • LEFT FENDER OF PASSENGER VEHICLE
0 FT
  • RIGHT FENDER OF PASSENGER VEHICLE
6 IN
  • FRONT & REAR OVERHANG COMBINED OF AUTO OR BOAT TRANSPORTER
7 FT

* OVERALL length not restricted to 75 feet.
** Stinger Steered: A truck tractor semi trailer combination where the kingpin is located 5 feet or more to the rear of the centroid of the rear axle(s).

 

1 MILE ACCESS TO TERMINALS AND FACILITIES FOR FUEL, FOOD, LODGING & REPAIRS

Idaho Overlegal Permits


Idaho law requires that the owner/operator obtain an overlegal permit or establish intent to obtain an overlegal permit by contacting the Overlegal Permit Office before moving a vehicle on the highways.

The headquarters Overlegal Permit Office is located at the main building of the Transportation Department at 3311 W State St in Boise. An overlegal permit may be obtained by phone, mail, fax, or in person at this office.

Telephone the Overlegal Permit Office at 208-334-8420, or within Idaho dial 1-800-662-7133 Toll Free.

101. INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED BY APPLICANT. Any application for an overlegal permit shall provide for the submittal of all pertinent information required to establish the necessity of the proposed movement and the requisite to an engineering determination of the feasibility of the proposed movement. The following information shall be furnished:

    1. Name. Name of owner, operator, or lessee of vehicle or vehicles concerned.
    2. Description of load. Manufacturer, model number, etc.
    3. Identification of vehicles. License number, if registered, otherwise serial number, unit number.
    4. Weight. Licensed capacity of vehicles subject to registration, if overweight is involved.
    5. Axles. Number of axles, spacing between axles, number and size of tires.
    6. Gross Weight. Gross weight, distribution of weight, overall dimensions.
    7. Route. Point of origin and destination, preferred route by road number.
    8. Start Date. Date of movement and days required.
    9. If House Trailer. License number if privately owned.
    10. Insurance. Evidence of insurance, if required.
    11. Necessity. Necessity for movement.
    12. Special Instructions. Special instructions regarding address to which permit is to be sent and any other pertinent information.
    13. Signature. Signature of applicant.

Port of Entry Phone Numbers

Cotterell POE 208-349-5650 Huetter POE 208-769-1551 Bonners Ferry POE 208-267-2486
East Boise POE 208-334-3272 Inkom POE 208-775-3322
Haugan POE 406-678-4257 Lewiston POE 208-799-4824 Marsing POE 208-896-4814
Hollister POE (208) 655-4413 Sage Jct POE 208-228-3636

Vehicle Dealers

Vehicle Dealers


Becoming an Idaho Dealership

A dealer license is required when any person sells five or more vehicles/vessels (that are required to be titled) per calendar year. Below is basic information to help determine if activities you are involved in require an Idaho dealer license. Below on this page is information on securing a license.

ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIRE A DEALER LICENSE:

  • Soliciting the sale, exchange, or consignment of a vehicle/vessel not titled in the name of the person making the solicitation.
  • Selling, displaying for sale, exchanging, or consigning a vehicle/vessel not titled in the displayer´s name.
  • Selling, displaying for sale, exchanging, or consigning five or more vehicles/vessels in any one calendar year even though the vehicles/vessels are titled in the seller´s name.
  • Engaging in the business of selling, exchanging, or consigning vehicles/vessels, or engaging in any other acts customarily associated with the business of selling or exchanging vehicles/vessels.
  • Displaying vehicles/vessels for sale, exchange, or consignment on property not legally controlled by the owner of the vehicle/vessels.

For additional Vehicle Dealers details and resources, please see topics below.

DMV Office Locations

Click tabs above for either Registration/Plates or Driver’s License services and use the searchable tables to find the appropriate DMV location and hours, or click map icon to the right. Not all DMV offices offer both types of services.

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Initial Dealer’s License $190.00
ICAR Fee $300.00 (Effective July 1, 2013)
Renewal Dealer’s License $175.00
Owner/Officer’s ID $0.00 (Additional $10 when the picture is taken)
Salesman ID Cards $26.00 (Additional $10 when the picture is taken)
Dealer Plates $20.74 (includes $2.74 mailing fee $3.00 ISP Fee)
Temporary 30-day registrations (out-of-state residents only) $180.00 (books of 20 each)
Supplemental Lot License (each dealer location) $44.00
Temporary Supplemental Lots License (Off-site) $44.00 ($88 for 2 or more dealers)
License Reprints $18.00

  • Selling less than five vehicles/vessels (titled in your name) in a calendar year.
  • Insurance companies, financial institutions, or public utility companies disposing of any vehicle/vessel incidental to primary business activities.
  • Manufacturing or selling specialty vehicles (fire trucks, fire engines, urban transit buses, ambulances, street sweepers, and hazardous material response vehicles).

  • Providing an auction service for the sale or exchange of a vehicle/vessel not titled in the name of entity offering the vehicle for auction or in the name of the auction company.
  • Offering at auction five or more vehicles/vessels titled in the name of the auction company or any entity during any calendar year.

  • Offering at auction less than five vehicles/vessels titled in the name of the auction company in a calendar year.
  • Providing an auction service during any calendar year for the sale of less than five vehicles/vessels that are titled in the name of the entity offering the vehicles/vessels for auction.
  • Providing an auction service for a licensed Idaho dealer.

Education Requirements: At least one active owner from a prospective used-only or wholesale-only dealership must attend an 8-hour pre-licensing class and pass a closed-book written examination prior to applying. The owner of a used-only or wholesale-only dealership renewing a license must complete at least four hours of annual education that is recognized by the department before a license can be issued. The owners or members of a corporation, limited liability corporation, or limited liability partnership who are not active in a dealership may designate a corporate substitute (a manager or employee) to attend class. If that designated individual leaves the dealership, another manager or employee must be assigned as a corporate substitute and complete the dealership’s annual education requirements. Note: An individual serving as a corporate substitute must be a licensed Idaho salesperson. Franchised dealers are exempt. Contact Idaho State Independent Automobile Dealer’s Association at 208-463-7709 or 800-950-8227.

  • Dealership name: Prior to applying as a dealer or obtaining a dealer bond, you should call the Dealer Team at (208) 334-8681 to make sure that the proposed name of the dealership is not deceptively similar to an existing dealership´s name. According to Section 53-504, Idaho Code, any dealership name which has a D.B.A. (doing business as) must be filed as an assumed name with the Secretary of State´s office. If the dealership is owned by a corporation, limited-liability company, or a limited-liability partnership, you must submit verification from the Secretary of State at (208) 334-2300.
  • Vehicle dealer performance bond required: Upon initial application, Idaho Code requires all vehicle/vessel dealers to file a performance bond with the department. The bond shall be in the amount of $20,000 for all retail dealers, $40,000 for all wholesale-only dealers (effective July 1, 2015), and $10,000 for motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, utility type vehicle, truck campers, and snow machine dealers. All bonds must be issued by a corporate surety licensed to do business within the state of Idaho. A bond may also be posted in the form of cash or a certificate of deposit, which remains on deposit until five years after the dealership has gone out of business. The bond must reflect the exact ownership, D.B.A.s, and dealership location that is listed on the application for dealer license.
  • ICAR Fund: In addition to maintaining a vehicle dealer performance bond, all retail vehicle dealers will be required to pay $300 toward the Idaho Consumer Asset Recovery Fund (ICAR) as a condition for initial license issuance or license renewal (Idaho Code 49-1608B, C, D, E, and F). Beginning, July 1, 2015, all wholesale-only dealers will be exempt from paying into ICAR. Dealers who have operated for at least three consecutive years without any lapses or claims against their vehicle dealer performance bond or judgments paid against them through the ICAR fund, have the option to operate without a bond. The ICAR fund’s fees are subject to annual evaluation; the fee may be suspended upon reaching a maximum threshold.
  • Building and zoning required: An enclosed commercial structure built to meet applicable building codes. Such structure shall be located in an area zoned by local authorities for the type of business in which the dealer is licensed. A letter of zoning approval or a zoning official´s signature on the dealer application must be submitted. Zoning approval is also required for off-site sales, changes of location, and supplemental lots.
  • Application for Idaho Vehicle Dealer License (retail or wholesale) The application for dealer´s license must be completed in FULL. All owners/corporate officers must be listed. A personal history for each owner, partner, corporate officer, or director must be completed, but inactive corporate officers are not required to obtain identification cards. The name of the dealership and location must be accurate and match the information on the bond that is submitted with the application. All owners, partners, officers, or directors must sign the application in the appropriate area and their signatures must be notarized. Please allow 30 days for processing.
  • Seller Permit Number: A copy of the seller´s permit number issued in the name of the dealership by the Idaho Tax Commission must be submitted with any retail dealer application. The Idaho Tax Commission can be reached by phone at (208) 334-7660 or (800) 972-7660.
  • Employer Identification Number: Submit EIN issued by Federal Government. (see www.irs.gov/businesses/small)
  • Liability Insurance (effective 7-1-06): Submit liability insurance certificate. Minimum coverage amount is $25,000 bodily injury to one person, $50,000 bodily injury to two persons, and $15,000 property damage or destruction. The certificate needs to be issued with “any auto” or it needs to state that it complies with Idaho Code 49-1608A.
  • Dealership Location Inspection: After the application is approved, the Motor Vehicle Investigator for your district will be contacted by the Dealer Licensing Team and the investigator will call you for an appointment to inspect your dealership location. The Investigator will verify the location, display area, office, sign, and give instructions on how to complete documents for titling purposes.
  • Franchises: If your dealership will be selling NEW vehicles/vessels, a letter of franchise approval from the manufacturer is required for each type of new vehicles/vessels sold.
  • Personal History and Salesmen Application: If you will be hiring salesmen, an application (ITD-3171) must be completed for each person hired. The NCR copy or photocopy of this form will serve as a 30-day temporary license for the salesman but is not valid until submitted to ITD with fees. All owners must complete this form.

Place of Business: This is the location where the dealer and his salesmen conduct the dealer´s business. Other locations belonging to the same dealership and operating under the same name are called “supplemental lots.” Supplemental lots must be located in the same or an adjacent county of the principal location.

  • Declared hours: Dealers must declare the business hours that the principal place of business will be open and staffed by a licensed salesperson.
  • Dealership sign: An exterior sign must be permanently affixed to the land or building, have letters that are clearly visible and readable from the main road, and meet local zoning requirements. The recommended size for an exterior sign is at least 24 square feet (3´ x 8´, 4´ x 6´, etc.) with 4-inch-square minimum lettering. The sign should include the trade name of the dealership, street address, and dealer number. For a wholesale dealer, and for ease of reading by prospective customers, the sign may be painted on the office window next to the entrance door.
  • Dealership office: Must be a clearly defined area including a locking office to keep books; a desk; filing cabinet; and a phone for the business. The telephone number must be listed in the general directory. The telephone must be answered in the name of the dealership and may be forwarded to another location or an answering machine.
  • Display area: The display area must be large enough to display five or more vehicles/vessels of the type the retail dealer is licensed to sell. The “improved display area” should be adjacent to the dealership office, owned or leased by the dealer, and separated from other business property by visual boundaries or signing. If two separate dealerships are located adjacent to one another, there shall be a physical divider made to separate the display areas. (Ropes, chains, barriers, etc., shall meet the definition of physical dividers.) This requirement is not for a wholesale-only dealership.
  • Restrictions of dealership use: The principal place of business must be devoted mainly to the business for which the vehicle dealer is licensed. In addition, the office cannot be a room or rooms in a hotel, rooming house, apartment building, or a part of any single- or multiple-unit dwelling house unless the entire ground floor is principally occupied for commercial purposes and the office of the dealership is located on the ground floor.