What vehicles must be registered and titled in Idaho?

Generally, any vehicle operated on public highways must be registered and titled. Also, various boats and watercraft are required to be titled. Any motorized boat used on Idaho waterways must be registered. Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles if you need to title or register


  • Ambulances
  • Any trailers over 2,000 pounds
  • ATVs (all terrain vehicles)
  • Boats/watercraft
  • Buses
  • Motor homes
  • Motorcycles/motorbikes
  • Passenger cars and pickups
  • Snowmobiles
  • Taxis
  • Travel trailers
  • Trucks (non-commercial and commercial)
  • Wreckers

Mobile homes and manufactured homes (usually need a pre-paid tax receipt from the Treasurer's Office)


All of the above, plus: 

  • Boat trailers
  • Commercial trailers
  • Off-highway stickers
  • Pickup mounted campers
  • Rental trailers
  • Snowmobile groomers
  • Temporary handicap placards
  • Utility trailers

  For more information, visit our Vehicle Licensing Page.

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1. My tags expired and I can’t get in right away what can I do?
2. How can I see if my tabs have been renewed, I sent it off in the mail?
3. I have an appointment because I just bought a car, what do I need?
4. I’ve made an appointment for Vehicle Licensing but don’t remember what date?
5. I’m trying to renew my off highway atv/utv stickers, snowmobile registration, and/or boat registration where do I go?
6. I’m moving here from out of state, what do I need to register my car?
7. My tags are expired what can I do if I can’t get in and renew, will I get a ticket?
8. I don’t have the app, how can I make an appointment?
9. I just bought a car from a private party, how can I get registration to be legal to drive it?
10. I bought a car from a dealer and the temporary is about to expire?
11. Are there any other locations we can visit to get taken care of?
12. I can’t make an appointment, how can I get help?
13. Where do I go to register and title my vehicle in Idaho?
14. What are the office hours for motor vehicle licensing?
15. What vehicles must be registered and titled in Idaho?
16. When must I register and title my vehicle in Idaho?
17. What should I bring when registering for my vehicle registration and title?
18. Can appointments be made at either motor vehicle office?
19. What if I am still making payments on my out of state vehicle?
20. Why are the wait times so long?
21. Do you do Driver's License?
22. Where can I get more information about vehicle titling and licensing?