Vehicle Licensing

Boats, OHVs or Motorbikes registrations must be done through Idaho Parks and Recreation Department. Expired (2019) recreational vehicle registrations will be honored until the end of June. Click here for more information on the grace period. Register online through the Parks and Rec Website or call 1-888-922-6743

View the latest ITD Public Service Announcement.
​Go to the ITD Website.

​The Kootenai County Vehicle Licensing Division is open for APPOINTMENT ONLY service at this time.

​Customers RENEWING vehicle registration are strongly encouraged to use online renewal through the ITD Website or by mail.

Vehicle Licensing services remain available through either the mail or parking lot drop-box locations at the Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls locations.

​​Mail service can be addressed to:

​Vehicle Licensing​
​PO Box 9000​
​Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-9000​

​​Email or phone inquiries can be directed to:
​Coeur d'Alene: ​
​    208-446-1580​​
​Post Falls: ​
​    pfdmv​
​    208-446-1590

Idaho Transportation Department has issued a 90-day emergency extension for expiring vehicle credentials. Registrations expiring between March 1st and May 31st of 2020 will now be valid until June 30, 2020. For a comprehensive list of extensions and more information, please visit the ITD website at or call ITD at 208-334-8000.

We have implemented QLESS to help reduce wait times inQ Less website Opens in new window the DMV. Download our new Qless app to schedule your appointment. PC/Mac users can use the links below to schedule an appointment at our Coeur d’Alene (CDA) or Post Falls (PF) location. It’s quick & easy, and we now work around your schedule. Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. 

Get in the Que!

Click here for more information.
Click here to download the mobile app.

PC/Mac Users: Please use choose the "Titles & Registrations" option only when making an appointment.
 PC/Mac users click here to make an appointment in CDA.

PC/Mac users click here to make an appointment in PF.


The Assessor acts as a vendor for the Idaho Transportation Department and provides two convenient locations for Kootenai County residents to handle registrations. These local auto license offices tend to be very busy around the beginning and end of each month. To avoid long lines, renew your registration online. More information on vehicle registration, fees and requirements can be found online here.

Identification Requirements

Effective July 1, 2009, a new law, 49-401B, went into effect that requires legal identification for the purposes of titling and registering vehicles. Please be prepared the next time you come into a motor vehicle office to provide this information. You will be required to provide your Idaho driver license or identification card number, or your social security number, full legal name and physical address for all owners listed on the vehicle. In the case of a business, the business name and Employer Identification Number (EIN) will be required. View the Personal Information Matrix (PDF) for a full list of requirements.

By knowing ahead of time and bringing this information to any future visits to a motor vehicle office, you will be prepared and your transactions can be processed more quickly and easily.

Identification is required for online renewal as well. Simply type your Idaho driver license or identification card number, social security number, or EIN and the record will automatically validate the information. In the event that your identification can not be validated, it will be necessary to complete the transaction at the local county office.

More information is available online

New Requriements

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is working towards a "One Person-One Record" system where all of a person's (or business entity's) title, registration and driver records will be associated with that person (or business) in one master record. This system will help DMV comply with a state law that will require identification of all of a person's registrations. It will be impossible to sort and identify all of his/her records unless there is a customer number on each record.


More Convenience

When DMV's "One Person-One Record" system is operational and you move to an new address, you will only have to report the address change one time to update all of your driver and vehicle records. (Remember - you are required by law to notify the DMV within 30 days of changing your address.) The current system requires you to update each record separately. If you forget to update a record, you may not receive your renewal notice.

Less Stress or Confusion

When legal or administrative action is taken against someone with the same or similar name as yours, it is less likely you will be contacted with bad news by mistake.

Multiple Addresses

Provide the address that you consider your home - the place that you plan to return and remain. Do not provide your workplace, vacation, or part time residence address.

Renewing Registration

When renewing an existing registrations, provide your identification along with your physical address.

Without Employer Number

Unsure what to do if you have a grantor trust, a single member LLC, or a sole proprietorship that does not have an Employer Identification Number (EIN)? After we have received and recorded documentation of your business status or trust, the system will generate a customer number for that entity. This number should be kept for use in future title and registration transactions.