An expanded selection of license plates can be renewed via
the Internet at www.idaho.gov/itd/dmv
Registrations (with an expiration date of December 2003 or
later) that can be renewed online include the following license
plates: Amateur Radio, Disabled Plates, Disabled Veteran,
Medal of Honor, Military Reservist, National Guard, Pearl
Harbor, all Personalized Plates (all programs), Former Prisoner
of War, Purple Heart, Street Rod, Veteran and Year-of-Manufacture.
The Disabled Veteran plate is exempt from renewal fees and
Until now, online registration renewal applied only to cars,
passenger trucks, motorcycles, trailers and recreational vehicles
with the standard red, white and blue plates or any of the
33 specialty plates (forestry, wildlife, education, etc.).
The renewal program is limited to Ada County residents, who
must log-in securely using their plate number and a four-digit
PIN provided on a reminder postcard from ITD. More counties
are expected to follow soon.
Under Idaho Code, county assessors process new and renewed
vehicle registrations while ITD maintains the records.
The Internet service does not renew registrations for Boats,
Off-Road or Snowmobile stickers, or for Classic, Dealer, Exempt,
Legislative, Loaner, Old-Timer, Repossession or Transporter
Since no tax dollars were used to develop and maintain the
service, a $1 convenience fee paid by users covers the cost.
Renewal fees can be paid using Visa or MasterCard through
the states secure payment portal. Motorists can expect
new paperwork and decals within 10 days (21 days for special
plate renewals that require a new plate).
New and used car buyers still need to visit a county assessors
office for initial registration.