How To Reinstate a Suspended Idaho License

Do you need to reinstate your suspended Idaho drivers license? The reinstatement process doesn't have to be complicated, but make sure you do it in a timely manner.

Driving with a suspended Idaho drivers license is a serious offense with serious consequences. A suspended license can even result in jail time if not reinstated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to reinstate your Idaho license. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Are you looking to get your Idaho suspended drivers license reinstated? Getting your Idaho suspended drivers license reinstated is actually quite simple. There are many reasons your Idaho suspended drivers license can be suspended, and that action will affect the length and cost of your suspension. The following is a list of reasons why your Idaho driver's license might be suspended:

  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
  • Using a motor vehicle to commit a felony
  • Leaving the scene of an accident in which you were involved, when the accident caused property damage.
  • Making false statements, oral or written, to the Transportation Department while under oath
  • Reckless driving
  • Conviction or action in another state for an offense that, if committed in Idaho, would be grounds for suspension
  • Driving with a suspended license (driving without privileges)
  • Failing to pay a judgment for damages in an accident.
  • Administrative license suspension (effective 1-1-98, suspension for failing a breath, blood or urine test when tested for DUI)
  • Refusal to submit to an evidentiary test for DUI
  • Failing to pay a fine for conviction on an "infraction" charge (infractions are a step below misdemeanors and include such minor violations as parking tickets)
  • Fleeing from or eluding a peace officer
  • Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death
  • Unlawful use of a driver's license or identification card
  • Failure to carry motor vehicle insurance
  • Alcohol-age violation (possession, use or procurement)
  • Violation of restriction
  • Underage possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia
  • School districts may order the Idaho Transportation Department to suspend the driver's license and privileges of a minor who fails to attend school or does not comply with school requirements
  • Any court or the Department of Health and Welfare may order the Idaho Transportation Department to suspend the driver license and privileges of any person who fails to pay child support, fails to comply with visitation rights, or fails to comply with a subpoena for a paternity suit or child support proceeding

Idaho drivers licenses can also be suspended due to license points accrued:

  • 12 to 17 points: 30-day suspension
  • 18 to 23 points: 90-day suspension
  • 24 or more points: six-month suspension

If you have an Idaho suspended drivers license and you need to drive your car to and from work, or for medical reasons, you can apply for a restricted permit for $35. Visit the DMV Web site for more information.

To get your Idaho drivers license reinstated, all you have to do is wait for the suspension to be complete; then you will need to visit your local drivers license office.


  • Somewhere between $25 and $285, depending on the cause for suspension.