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You can register vehicles in Kootenai County at either:Coeur d'Alene Department of Motor Vehicles451 Government WayCoeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Post Falls Motor Vehicles Office120 E Railroad AvenuePost Falls, ID 83854
Generally, office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Both motor vehicle licensing locations are open 8:30-5pm Monday thru Friday, except Holidays or special occasions (ITD system events, staff training, etc...). The QLESS system will automatically not accept appointments once all daily appointment slots have been filled. Title work can be time consuming and must be initiated prior to 4:45pm due to budget constraints on staff overtime past 5:00pm. Please plan accordingly so that we can effectively provide you with the service you need.
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
Mobile homes and manufactured homes (usually need a pre-paid tax receipt from the Treasurer's Office)
All of the above, plus:
For more information, visit our Vehicle Licensing Page.
You must register and title your vehicle when you become a resident of Idaho. For the purposes of vehicle registration and titling, you become a resident of Idaho when you have had your principal home within Idaho for 90 days (this does not include your workplace, vacation home, or part-time residence). However, you may declare residency at any time earlier than that and register and title your vehicle at that time. To declare residency, go to the Department of Motor Vehicles of the Kootenai County Assessor's Office, state that you are an Idaho resident, and provide your address. For more information, contact either theCoeur d'Alene or Post Falls Vehicle Licensing Office.
For more information, contact the either the Coeur d'Alene or Post Falls Vehicle Licensing Office.
Yes! Utilize a smart phone, computer, or digital device to download the QLESS app which will allow you to not only make an appointment for another day, but will also allow you to see how busy each location is so that you can choose which location works best for you.
You will need to make an appointment, or get in line through the QLESS app, so that a Lien Request Letter (only available in the motor vehicle offices) can be filled out for you to submit to your lien holder. Your lien hold must then send the original title to that motor vehicle license office location. This step can take 6-8 weeks depending on the financial institution.
We make every effort to serve you in a timely manner; however, there are particular times of the year that are significantly busy due to customers choosing to renew all the registrations of their various vehicles (boats, off highway vehicles and recreational vehicles require annual renewal) at once. Renewal notices are generally sent and received by customers 6 weeks in advance of expiration. All registrations can be renewed online or through the mail which will keep you from having to wait in line for everyone ahead of you.
No. In Idaho the Motor Vehicle and Drivers License offices are separate operations. The County Assessor's Office operates the Motor Vehicle Division, and the County Sheriff is in charge of the Drivers License Division. These offices are located next to each other for your convenience, but they cannot perform the others job. Please pay close attention to your selection when utilizing QLESS so that you make your appointment or "join the line" for the wrong office or location.
Contact any of the Kootenai County Assessor's Office Department of Motor Vehicles:
Coeur d'Alene Office
451 Government WayP. O. Box 9000Coeur d'Alene ID 83816-9000Phone: 208-446-1580
Post Falls Office
120 E Railroad AvenuePost Falls. ID 83854Phone: 208-446-1590
The Idaho Transportation DepartmentDivision of Motor Vehicles
3311 State Street P. O. Box 7129Boise ID 83707-1129Phone: 208-334-8000