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Bannock County Courthouse in Pocatello Idaho

NEW! - Press Release, New Virtual Line Queue System Available Now!

Now located in the Bannock County Court House Annex at 130 North 6th Avenue

NOTICE: Press Release - Motor Vehicle Department Update 5/24/2021

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Title Processing and Vehicle ID Inspections will STOP promptly at 4:00 p.m.  No exceptions.
Closed Federal Holidays.
Phone: 208-236-7200
Fax: 208-236-7014


Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals - Renew your License Plates Online
Order Personalized / Sample License Plates Online
Motor Vehicle Record Requests - Search Idaho's Motor Vehicle Record Database from your computer


WHAT ARE IDAHO'S MOTOR VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS?

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 the titling process has been completed.)
  • Out of State vehicles, registering for the first time in Idaho, must either bring the vehicle to the DMV for a VIN inspection or have an officer of the law perform the VIN inspection prior to coming in and bring the completed form. 

 

WHY AM I REQUIRED TO PURCHASE NEW PLATES?

Idaho law requires that license plates be reissued every 10 years.  If your plate is 10 years or older, the renewal will include the cost of new plates and a small mailing fee. You will be reissued your existing plate number unless you specify wanting a new number. 


WHY DO I NEED A WEIGHTED REGISTRATION AND PLATE?

If you are operating a large passenger vehicle, van, or truck that might be towing or hauling anything that could cause vehicle and haul to exceed 8000lbs on the roadway, then yes. These weighted registrations can be for non-commercial use or for commercial use, dependent on what the vehicle is being used for.

 

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