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How much does it cost to register a vehicle in Idaho?

The total cost to register a vehicle varies depending on the age, type or weight of the vehicle, inspection requirements, your county of residence, etc.

Idaho code sets the basic annual registration fee for passenger vehicles (pickup trucks, neighborhood electric vehicles, or other motor vehicles having a maximum gross weight 8,000 pounds or less) as follows:
  • $69 for vehicles one or two years old
  • $57 for vehicles three to six years old
  • $45 for vehicles seven or more years old
Motor home “registration fees” are based on vehicle age as listed above. Motor homes are also required to register as a recreational vehicle (RV).  RV fees start at $8.50 for the first $1,000 of market value, plus $5.00 for each additional $1,000 of market value.  The market value used to calculate RV fees for motorhomes is unique and uses a valuation factor based on the type of motorhome chassis. This approach excludes the value of the motor home chassis from the recreational portion of the vehicle.  Subsequent renewal fees are determined using a depreciation scale.
NOTE: Motor home RV valuation factors are established by the Idaho State Tax Commission. 

To determine the recreational value of a motorhome coach, multiply the overall value of the motorhome, including all optional equipment, by the following pre-determined chassis valuation factors. The product of the multiplication is the RV value used to determine RV fees.

Motor Home/Van Type Class RV Valuation Factor
Mini Motor Home (MMH) C 50%
Motor Home (MH) A 60%
(MH) Front Engine Diesel A 45%
(MH) Rear Engine Diesel A 58%
Van Conversions B 25%

----- Example -----

The basic registration fees for a five-year-old Class C Motor Home with a market value of $30,000 would be:


$57.00 Basic registration fee (for a vehicle three to six years old)
RV FEE (RV Fee is based on RV Valuation using  RV Valuation Factor above)
RV Valuation Factor      X      Market Value     =    RV Valuation
            .50 (50%)         x      $30,000           =    $15,000


$8.50 For the first $1,000 of  RV Valuation


$ 5.00 x 14
( for each remaining $1,000 in RV Valuation over $1,000)


$135.50 Total basic registration fee for the above motorhome.
 ($57.00 Registration Fee + $78.50 RV Fee)

EMS, County HDR, Mail, Plate, and any county administrative fees are additional.

CAMP TRAILERS, TENT TRAILERS, AND FIFTH WHEELS are required to pay $4.00 registration fees along with recreational vehicle fees.  RV fees for these types of vehicles are based on 100% of market value.  The RV fees are $8.50 for first $1,000 of market value, plus $5.00 for each additional $1,000 of market value.

SLIDE-IN TRUCK CAMPERS are only required to pay recreational vehicle fees; they are not issued a license plate.  The fees are based on 100% of market value and start with an $8.50 RV for the first $1,000, plus $5.00 for each additional $1,000 of market value.

Subsequent recreational vehicle renewal fees are determined using a depreciation scale.


  $25.00 = $19.00 Registration Fee
+ $6.00   Motorcycle Safety Program Fee
  (The fee for Ada County residents includes an additional $8.00 Ada County Highway District fee)

(ATVs, MOTORBIKES, UTVs, and specialty Off-Highway Vehicles [SHOV])
  $12.00 For an Off-Road Sticker
(includes a $1.50 vendor fee for Idaho Parks and Recreation)

           RESTRICTED VEHICLE PLATE - Certain off-highway vehicles may be authorized to display a restricted vehicle plate. Contact your local county motor vehicle office to find out more.

  $25.00 For initial issuance
  $15.00 Annual renewal fee (in addition to registration fee)

  $35.00 For initial issuance
  $25.00 Annual renewal fee (in addition to registration fee)
  (Click here to see a complete list of all special plates types available)

$5.00 annual fee, or $20 for a five-year registration or $30 for a ten-year registration.

$30 to Idaho Parks and Recreation for boats up to 12 feet long. Registration includes the Idaho Invasive Species Fund fees. Add $2.00 for each additional foot.

$31 to Idaho Parks and Recreation for either a resident or a non-resident

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
$1.25 (certain vehicles are exempt from this fee, see Section 49-452, Idaho Code)

Aircraft owned and operated in Idaho must be registered with the Division of Aeronautics. For more information, call (208) 334-8775 or (800) 426-4587.

You may obtain additional information regarding registrations by contacting the county assessor in the county where the vehicle will be registered. You may also contact ITD between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Mountain Time, at (208) 334-8649 (for title information, see the Vehicle Titling Fact Sheet). Additional information and forms are also available on the ITD DMV website.


 Vehicle registration fees may vary from the above based on:

  • The type and use of the vehicle being registered,
  • A requirement for new plates ($3 per plate),
  • Postage costs to mail new plates
  • A requirement for a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection ($5.00)
  • County Administrative and mail fees (fees vary based on county of residence)
  • County Highway District registration fees (fees vary depending on county of residence)
  • Local options taxes (taxes depending on county of sale and/or purchase price)

Page Last Modified: 6/15/2015 3:20:22 PM

Division of Motor Vehicles / Vehicle Services Section
Vehicle Titles: (208) 334-8663Vehicle Registrations (Special Plates): (208) 334-8649Dealer Licensing: (208) 334-8681

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