Idaho Car Registration Renewal Made Easy

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Time for an Idaho Car Registration Renewal? Ask DoNotPay!

If you're caught driving with an expired car registration in Idaho, you can expect to pay a big fine! Vehicle registration is required by law, but the renewal process is anything but easy.

You'll either have to deal with a crowded DMV, slow websites, or needlessly complicated mail-in forms. Skip the hassle of vehicle renewals altogether with !

How Should I Renew My Car Registration in Idaho?

If you want to complete your car registration yourself, you have a few options:


Fill out the form on Idaho's DMV webpage. This is the easiest method, but it requires a $2 processing fee, plus 3% of the renewal cost.

By Phone

You can contact any Idaho DMV during normal business hours, usually 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clerk will be able to process credit card payments over the phone.

By Mail

Alternatively, you can opt to have a renewal form sent to you each year. Fill it out and mail it back to the DMV, along with a check or money order for the renewal fee.

Scanning a QR Code

For this year, the Idaho DMV also started putting QR codes on all renewal letters. If you have a smartphone, you can snap a picture and be taken directly to the payment page online.


If you have no other option, you can also visit any Idaho DMV during the weekdays. Scheduling an appointment in advance can sometimes reduce your wait times.

Compared to many states, renewing a vehicle's registration in Idaho can get a little more complicated. Idaho has no central DMV system, so you'll have to mail your application to your specific county's office. Many drivers might get confused about where to mail their renewal forms, especially if they have lived in different cities!

For most renewal methods, your new tags will be sent in the mail. However, this can take up to ten days, and that's assuming that all your information on the form is correct! If you make a typo on the form or a clerk can't read your handwriting, the renewal form may be rejected.

Additionally, DMVs in Idaho have been known to have heavy backlogs of mail-in vehicle registrations. According to KTVB, one driver still hadn't received his renewal after nearly two months!

Going to the DMV yourself may seem like the easiest option, just to avoid post office delays and online fees. However, you'll probably be faced with long wait times, meaning a simple trip can take hours. Many drivers have busy schedules and can't devote a whole day to a DMV appointment!

What Do I Need to Renew My Car Registration in Idaho?

No matter how you choose to renew your registration, you'll need three things:

1. A current residential address in Idaho

2. Your car's plate number

3. The last six characters or digits of your car's VIN

Applications sent by mail will need to have a stamp. If you choose to visit the DMV in person, you'll also be required to present your license and renewal postcard.

In addition to these identifying credentials, you'll also need your vehicle's registration fee. For passenger vehicles, the cost varies depending on a few factors:

  • $48 for vehicles between 1-2 years old
  • $36 for vehicles between 3-6 years old
  • $24 for vehicles 7 years of age or older
  • An extra $15 for personalized license plates
  • Extra fees for hybrid and electric vehicles

Idaho vehicle registrations must be renewed once a year. Failure to do so will result in a fine of at least $44.50 if you're pulled over. You can also be held in custody for up to 72 hours, or until you pay for the registration renewal.

How to Renew Your Idaho Plates With DoNotPay

Renewing your car's registration can be exhausting and stressful. Even when drivers know exactly what they need for a registration renewal, their applications can be denied due to simple errors! DoNotPay completely understands, and that's why our Car Registrations product is so easy to use!

If you want to renew your Idaho car registration but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 5 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Renew Car Registrations product on DoNotPay.
  2. Answer a few questions about your current vehicle, including the license plate number, vehicle identification number, make and model, etc.
  3. Verify your identity with a state driver's license and registration documents.
  4. Decide how long you want to extend the renewal for (if your state offers multiple options)
  5. Pay the registration fee (or let us automatically calculate it if you aren't sure).

Our customers love DoNotPay because:

  • No more waiting as you skip the DMV lines completely!
  • DoNotPay renews your license in a few clicks, no forms required!
  • DoNotPay provides you with a confirmation PDF afterward, so you know the job was done right!

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Even if you've got an upcoming move or don't currently live in Idaho, we've got your back! DoNotPay can help you get your car registered across all 50 states.

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