A view of Lake Pend Oreille
Main Office: located inside the Bonner Mall in Ponderay.
300 Bonner Mall Way, Ste. 24
Ponderay, Idaho 83852
Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
75 Eastside Road
Priest River, Idaho 83856
Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Registering Vehicles in Idaho
To register a vehicle in Idaho:
The following are approximate fees for new plates and registration on passenger cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, boats and recreational vehicle trailers. For exact fees please call Bonner County DMV at (208) 265-1430.
*In addition to the above listed fees House Bill 312 became effective July 1, 2015 which includes a fee increase of the following fees per month of registration:
**Motorhome and RV trailer owners are required to purchase a recreational vehicle sticker. The cost of this sticker is $8.50 for the first $1,000 of market value and $5.00 for each additional $1,000 of market value. RV stickers are prorated on a monthly basis for first-time issuance.
You can register your vehicle(s) at any of Idaho’s 44 County Assessor offices (see your local phone directory). In Bonner County, call (208) 265-1430 or in West Bonner County, call (208) 448-0746
Standard license plates are available at your County DMV Office.
You can order the following types of license plates when you register your vehicle(s) at a County DMV office. All but the standard plates are an additional $35 initial fee upon issuance and an additional $25 renewal fee above your regular fees for registration each year.
Special license plates
The following types of special license plates are available from the Vehicle Services in Boise or you can obtain order forms at Bonner County DMV offices
Personalized license plates
Personalized license plates are available for vehicles not in excess of 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and motorhomes. The following types of plates can be personalized:
* Motorcycles qualify for the Standard Personalized plate only.
The initial fee for a personalized standard or disability license plate is $25 in addition to the regular registration fees at the time of issuance and $15 in addition to the regular registration fees each renewal year. All other special plates are $60 additional at time of issuance and $40 additional each renewal year.
For first-time issuance of personalized standard, “special plates” or personalized disability plates please contact the Idaho DMV in Boise at (208) 334-8649 or you can obtain applications at Bonner County DMV at (208) 265-1430, 300 Bonner Mall Way Ste 24, Ponderay, Idaho 83852 or Bonner County DMV Satellite Office at (208) 448-0746, 75 Eastside Road, Priest River, Idaho 83856.
Titling Vehicles In Idaho
Idaho residents and businesses may title and register vehicles in Idaho. Idaho residents who are temporarily in another state (i.e., students or military personnel) may request titles and registrations for their vehicle(s) through the mail. Also, lien holders located in another state who are financing a vehicle being titled in Idaho may title through the mail. If there is a lien recorded, the title will be mailed to the lien holder of record. If there is no lien holder recorded, the title will be mailed to the titled owner. The registration and license plates will always be issued and mailed (if applied for through the mail) to the titled owner.
Vehicle owners or their lien holders who are requesting titles and registrations for their vehicles through the mail should send all the required documents to the County DMV office in the county in which the titled owner’s residence address is located. Out-of-state dealers who have sold vehicles to Idaho residents and leasing companies who are leasing vehicles to Idaho residents may also send the title documents to the County DMV in which the titled owner resides.
The following is a list of required documents and fees:
Only the owner or lien holder of record, or their agent, may apply for a duplicate title in Idaho. To properly complete the duplicate title application, the owner or lien holder needs to have both the vehicle identification number and the title number (these can be found on the vehicle’s Idaho registration). If that information is not available, the owner or lien holder may request a record inquiry form from our office. Each record inquiry is a $7.00 fee. A computer printout showing the requested information will be provided to the requestor.
The duplicate application must be completed in full and the applicant’s signature must be notarized. In the current address section, the address where the new title is to be mailed must be listed if it is different from the address on the Idaho title record.
If a lien holder is shown on the title record, the duplicate title will be issued with the same lien and will be mailed to the lien holder unless the application is accompanied by either an original or verified copy of a satisfaction of lien signed by the lien holder of record.
If the duplicate application is signed by a Power of Attorney, either an original or verified copy of the completed Power of Attorney form must be submitted. If a title has been issued with an incorrect name, lien holder name or vehicle description, the owner or lien holder must resubmit the title and include a signed letter of explanation. If the error was caused by faulty information provided on the original application, a $14.00 title correction fee is required.
A duplicate title application may be submitted by the owner or lienholder of record, transferring ownership to another party, for certain types of vehicles. This transaction is restricted to vehicles for which federal odometer requirements do not apply. This includes:
The title fee for a duplicate title with transfer transaction is $14.00.
If the duplicate application is signed by power of attorney, the signature of the grantor on the power of attorney must be notarized. Either the original Power of Attorney must accompany the duplicate application or a copy verified to be a true and correct.
To record a lien on an existing Idaho title, the lien holder name and address must be printed in the new lien holder section of the title. The title and a $14.00 title fee should be mailed to our office so that the new lien holder information is recorded on the title. The new title when issued will be mailed to the new lien holder of record.