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Idaho DMV Issues Extension on Expiring Registrations and Driver’s Licenses
The Idaho Transportation Department’s Division of Motor Vehicles is providing an extension on expiring vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses. In an effort to reduce wait times at county DMV offices, non-commercial vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses that expire between September and December 2020, now have until January 31, 2021 to renew.
In mid-October ITD implemented the fourth and largest phase of the state’s DMV modernization project, moving the vehicle registration and titling system from a 1980s mainframe to an updated computer program. Eight million records were integrated into a “one person, one record” system, linking each Idahoan’s registration and title information with their license.
The new system has temporarily slowed vehicle registration and title processing, and ITD is working diligently to speed up transaction times. COVID-19 social distancing measures with limited hours and appointment times also contribute to a backlog in service. The extensions will allow customers more time to safely complete their business. ITD is doing everything possible to reduce wait times, especially as temperatures drop this fall and winter.
“People with expiring registrations and licenses don’t need to rush to the DMV. These extensions should give them some relief, help reduce crowd sizes, and also open up appointment windows where available at county offices,” said DMV Administrator Alberto Gonzalez. “We also encourage Idahoans to renew their registration online, by mail, or drop boxes at county offices.”
DMV online services, including driver’s license and registration renewal, are available 24/7 at dmv.idaho.gov. Please note, county DMV office hours are determined by county sheriffs and assessors, and vary statewide. Hours and contact information can be found at dmv.idaho.gov.
Now located in the Bannock County Court House Annex at 130 North 6th Avenue
Hours: Monday – 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
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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 bring vehicle to DMV for a VIN inspection.
WHERE DO I OBTAIN A COPY OF MY MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD?
You may obtain a copy of your Motor Vehicle record via the internet at Idaho Transportation Website or by visiting the Bannock County DMV office. The on-line cost is $5.50.
WHY AM I REQUIRED TO PURCHASE NEW PLATES?
Idaho law requires that license plates be reissued every seven years. If your plate is over seven years old, the renewal will include the cost of new plates and a mailing fee. For a small additional fee, you can retain your existing plate 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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Bannock County Courthouse
624 East Center
Pocatello, Idaho 83201