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How to Register a Custom or Antique Vehicle in Idaho

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Like most other motor vehicles, custom-built and antique vehicles must be properly registered and titled in the state of Idaho. However, the process of registering an antique or custom-built vehicle is different from registering a regular vehicle. If you have brought an antique or custom-built vehicle into Idaho for a first time registration, or if you have custom-assembled a vehicle in the State, you will be referred to a local county assessor's office near you.

WHAT ARE ANTIQUE AND CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLES?

  • In Idaho, an antique or classic vehicle is defined as any motor vehicle that was manufactured at least thirty years ago. An Old Timer is a vehicle manufactured before 1943 which has not undergone any alterations from its original design. A Street Rod is defined as any vehicle manufactured prior to December 31, 1948 or one that is made to resemble such a vehicle.
  • The State defines a custom-built vehicle as any motor vehicle that has been assembled or completely reconstructed using new or used parts or from kits. They are also called reconstructed vehicles or Kit Vehicles. Custom vehicles are registered with the make as "custom-built." The model year will be the year in which the vehicle was built.

HOW TO REGISTER AN ANTIQUE OR CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLE

You will have to visit a local county assessor's office near you to register your antique or custom-built vehicle. When registering a custom-built or antique vehicle, you will need to bring the following materials to the renewal office:

  1. A completed and notarized Title Application, when obtaining a title for a new, custom-built vehicle.
  2. The Certificate of Title or manufacturer's certificate of origin, for antique or custom vehicles that have already been titled.
  3. A Bill of Sale for all components and labor or the vehicle as applicable.
  4. A completed Vehicle Identification Number Inspection form signed by an agent authorized by the Department of Transportation or a law enforcement officer.
  5. Current odometer reading.
  6. An Inspection Report, certifying that the vehicle is safe to take on the road.

FEES

When registering an antique or custom-built vehicle, you will be required to pay the appropriate registration and titling fees. In addition, you will have to pay sales taxes of 6% on the vehicle purchase price.

RENEWING A CUSTOM-BUILT OR ANTIQUE VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Your custom-built or antique vehicle's registration will clearly indicate when it will expire. The process for renewing the registration on a custom or antique vehicle is the same as renewing the registration on a regular motor vehicle.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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