Renew Registration in Idaho

Need to renew your Idaho car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. 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.

Renewing Idaho Car Registration

Renewing Idaho vehicle registration is simple. Just read the checklist below and you should be on your way! There are a few ways to renew your Idaho vehicle registration on your motor vehicle: online, in person or via mail.


The state allows most people to renew an Idaho drivers licenses online. You will need to have the following ready in order to use the online renewal service:

  • Idaho-issued driver's license or ID card for businesses, EIN filed with the Idaho State Tax Commission
  • Your renewal postcard
  • License plate number (and the co-owner's if applicable) and other personal information such as Social Security Number and your date of birth
  • A credit or debit card to pay the relevant fees

In Person:

To renew your Idaho car registration in person, please visit your local county assessor's offices. Below are the necessary documents you would need to bring in to the office:

  • Idaho car registration renewal postcard
  • Emissions inspection certificate, if applicable
  • Drivers license or state ID card
  • Proof of insurance
  • The owner's (and the co-owner's if applicable) name
  • Address
  • License plate number
  • Vehicle's VIN number
  • Mileage
  • Lienholder's information if vehicle is financed
  • Payment for required fees

By Mail:

If you're out of state or can't make it into an office, the state allows you to renew an Idaho car registration by mail, but only if you have your Idaho car registration renewal postcard.

  • Mail these to the address listed on your postcard:
    • Vehicle registration renewal postcard
    • Emissions certificate, if applicable
    • A check for the required fees