Completing the Idaho CDL replacement procedure is a mandatory step for commercial drivers who have recently damaged or lost their commercial driver’s license. The procedure to replace CDL license credentials can easily be completed through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Failure to obtain a replacement commercial license may lead to serious consequences. For instance, if you continue operating your commercial vehicle without a license and you fail to present one when asked to do so by a police officer, you will be fined and your driving privileges will be suspended.

To successfully replace a damaged, stolen or lost CDL drivers license in ID, you will be required to submit your request at a nearby driver license office. If you are currently outside of the state, you may be permitted to replace your credential by mail. During the application process, you will have to complete several steps, such as submitting an official form of identification and paying the applicable replacement fee.

When do you need to get a duplicate CDL license in Idaho?

Applying for a DMV CDL replacement is a procedure that must be completed in various situations. The following list outlines the circumstances that will require you to apply for an Idaho duplicate CDL license:

  • You have damaged your commercial license to the point of illegibility.
  • You have inadvertently destroyed your CDL.
  • You have lost your commercial driver’s license.
  • Your CDL was stolen.
  • You were issued a commercial driver’s license with typographical errors.

You will be required to state the reason for replacement when applying for your duplicate CDL. Contact the state DMV to inquire as to whether you are required to apply for a replacement CDL in ID in other situations as well.

Documents Required to Replace a CDL in Idaho

To successfully obtain a duplicate CDL license, you will be required to furnish certain types of documents. Note that, unlike the application process for your first commercial license, you will not be required to submit the full paperwork set. The state DMV will easily identify you from the digital photo on file taken when applying for your first CDL. When requesting a CDL replacement in Idaho, however, you will still have to submit proof of age and identity, such as a birth certificate or a valid passport. You can also submit a damaged CDL, provided that is the reason for initiating the replacement procedure.

The DMV examiner will review the submitted paperwork before processing your request. You may be required to furnish additional documents if the examiner is unable to verify your identity from the submitted paperwork. Since the paperwork needed to apply for a duplicate CDL may vary depending on your circumstances, contact a nearby DMV office to get further information before initiating the application process.

How to Replace an Idaho CDL in Person

The standard method to replace your CDL license requires you to visit a nearby DMV office and submit your request in person. To successfully apply for ID commercial license replacement through a driver license office, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the corresponding duplicate CDL application form.
  2. Present an official identification document.
  3. Submit a DOT medical card, if required to do so.
  4. Pay the applicable replacement fee.

The presiding DMV agent will process your ID CDL replacement application as soon as he or she retrieves your records and accepts your payment. Before leaving the office, you will most likely receive a temporary CDL credential. Your permanent license will be mailed to your address on file.

Note: If you find a stolen or lost CDL drivers license after receiving a replacement credential, destroy your found lost or stolen card.

How to Replace an Idaho CDL by Mail

If you are wondering how to replace a CDL license in Idaho by mail, note that this option may only be available to you under certain limited circumstances. For example, if you are unable to request a DMV CDL replacement in person due to a temporary absence from the state, the division may allow you to mail your request to the following address:

 Idaho Transportation Department
Driver’s License
P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129

If the division offers you the option to replace a CDL license by mail, you will be required to fill out an application form and send it to the above address with the applicable supporting documentation and fee payment. After receiving a mail-in request for a replacement credential, the state DMV will check your eligibility to drive your class of vehicle before printing a new license. You will then receive your duplicate CDL license at your out-of-state address within three weeks.

CDL Replacement Fees in Idaho

Paying the Idaho CDL replacement fees is the last step in the application process for a commercial license. The standard costs to replace CDL license credentials are outlined below:

  • $15 for a duplicate commercial driving license
  • $15 for a duplicate commercial driver’s permit

The acceptable forms of payment may vary depending on your chosen application method. For instance, when applying for a CDL replacement in person, you may be allowed to pay in cash. When replacing your CDL license by mail, on the other hand, you will be required to mail a check, money order or payment card information.

Last updated on Friday, March 6 2020.