If your license was stolen, lost, or even damaged very badly to the point that important information, (such as your name or address) is illegible, you will be required to replace your Idaho drivers license. Since there is no current option to replace driving licenses online or by mail, the state of Idaho requires motorists to make requests in person. But, before you do so, it is imperative that you notify the legal authorities of your lost drivers license or stolen drivers license.
Report a Stolen Drivers License
If you have a lost or stolen drivers license, make sure to take your case to the authorities. If your license was stolen, or you have reason to believe that it was, then alert the law enforcement agency in your area. It is important to file a police report with the appropriate authorities, and thereafter bring a copy to your local DMV office to begin the drivers license replacement process.
In the event that your stolen license lands in the wrong hands, take note that the state DMV creates licenses with a coating that contains UV ink, a ghost image of your ID photo, and micro-printed details on both the front and backside of your drivers license, so that it is difficult to replicate.
Replace a Drivers License in Person
A vehicle driver can quickly apply for a duplicate drivers license by visiting his or her nearest DMV office. There is no option available to request a replacement via mail in the state. Simply bring a form of identification with you, along with payment for any applicable fees and a copy of the police report.
In order to replace your ID drivers license, you will need documents that verify your age as well as your identity, including original or certified copies of your:
- Birth certificate
- Certificate of citizenship
- Certificate of naturalization
- U.S. passport
- Foreign passport with a United States VISA
- Military ID card
If you have one of these documents, then you will be required to pay the $15 fee for a duplicate drivers license, and will receive your license soon after. If you have a copy of the police report on hand, your driving license replacement fee may or may not be waived. This is at the discretion of the Idaho Department of Transportation.
Residents Temporarily Out Of Idaho
If you are a resident of Idaho that is currently traveling or living outside of the state, then you may have the option of replacing your license by mail. However, you cannot request a duplicate via mail if your Idaho driver's license is expired. Vehicle drivers that are considered eligible to replace their Idaho licenses by mail are required to complete a Duplicate Driver's License application. Once the application is filled out with the requested information, you must send it to the ID DMV with payment for the $15 fee.
Mail out your application to the address below:
Idaho Transportation Department
P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129