The Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for boat registration in the state.
When you move to Idaho, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 90 days of establishing residency in the state. You must have your Idaho driver’s license before registering your vehicle. Depending on your county, you must also get an emissions inspection.
Military residents stationed out-of-state can apply for a driver’s license extension while you’re away from home, and request a registration and title by mail. Non-residents stationed in Idaho are not required to get an ID license or registration while serving in the state.
Online and Third-Party Services
The Idaho DMV’s online services include:
- Driver license/ID card renewal
- Duplicate licenses and IDs
- Vehicle registration renewal
- Specialty plate orders
- Address updates
- Vehicle history reports
- Driving records
- Insurance information updates
Individual office locations also offer online appointment scheduling on a case-by-case basis. Check your local office to see if you can schedule your appointment online.
You can access the Idaho Driver’s Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.
The DMV partners with third-party examiners to conduct skills tests throughout the state, as well as motorcycle training and testing. Its online services portal is also offered through a third party, Access Idaho.
Idaho Transportation Department
3311 W. State Street P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: (208) 334-8000