Two new special-interest plates on sale statewide
Two new special Idaho license plates, approved by the 2008 Legislature, went on sale statewide Jan. 2.
Proceeds from sales of the special plates will benefit programs of the Natural Resources Education Outreach Network and the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission. The plates are available at county licensing offices throughout the state.
An initial program fee of $35 is charged when the plate is first purchased; each subsequent renewal costs $25. These program fees are in addition to all other applicable annual registration fees, county administrative fees and plate fees. All but $10 of the special program fees goes to the sponsoring organizations -- the Natural Resources Education Outreach Network and the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission.
The Natural Resources Education Outreach revenue will be used to provide classes for kindergarten through grade 12 educators to promote understanding about the mining industry and other natural resource industries. Proceeds from the other new special plate will promote programs of the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission.
Special license plates can be displayed only on passenger vehicles, light trucks with a gross vehicle weight of up to 26,000 pounds, motorhomes and camper trailers – (excluding horse, car and cargo trailers with living facilities).
The special plates can be personalized with up to five letters and/or numbers. The cost to personalize the plates is $25 in addition to both the special program fees and all other required annual registration and plate fees. The renewal fee for a personalized plate is an additional $15 per year.
Individuals also can purchase sample versions of the Natural Resources and Mining Education license plates and the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission plates from the Idaho Transportation Department for $30.
Twenty dollars of each sample plate sale goes to the plate’s special-interest fund. Sample plates can be personalized at no additional cost; the sample plates cannot be displayed on motor vehicles, but make unique gifts for friends and family or home/office decorations.
Standard-issue, sequentially numbered license plates in both of the new styles are available only at local county assessor’s offices.
The personalized and sample versions of the plates are available only by mail or by fax, through the Idaho Transportation Department or they can be ordered online through the department’s Web site – https://www.accessidaho.org/secure/itd/personalized/plates.html. All future renewals for the new plates will be processed at local county auto-licensing offices.