How to Replace a Motorcycle License in Idaho
You must replace a motorcycle license in Idaho following any event that renders your current motorcycle license lost, stolen or damaged. Failing to do so could result in legal penalties as Idaho law forbids anyone from riding a motorcycle without having a valid license on his or her person. Therefore, it is important to request a replacement license right away as well as familiarize yourself with the duplicate license process in order to be better prepared, should you ever need to submit a request.
In Idaho, a motorcycle license replacement can only be requested in person at a DMV location. However, additional options will be available to you if you are temporarily residing outside of the state. When requesting a duplicate motorcycle license, it is important to ensure that you are able to provide the documents and fees needed to obtain a new license.
When is a motorcycle license replacement required in Idaho?
In the event of a damaged or lost motorcycle license in Idaho, you must request a replacement license before riding a motorcycle. If your license has been stolen, it is recommended, though not required, that you report the theft of your license to your local police department.
In Idaho, it is against the law to ride a motorcycle without a valid license or permit. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to visit your local DMV in a timely manner and request a replacement.
Documents Required to Replace a Motorcycle License in Idaho
Motorcycle license replacement documents are not always required in Idaho as the DMV will attempt to verify your identity by reviewing your previous license’s photo. However, if the DMV cannot verify your identity using your previous photo, you may be asked to provide proof of identity. Proof of identity can be provided with numerous documents, including, but not limited to:
- A certified U.S. birth certificate.
- A valid U.S. or foreign passport.
- A valid permanent resident card.
- A certified marriage certificate or marriage license.
How to Replace an Idaho Motorcycle License in Person
Replacing a motorcycle license can only be done at an Idaho DMV location, unless you are currently temporarily located outside of the state. When visiting your local DMV, the office will attempt to verify your identity by reviewing the photo that the DMV has on file that was used for your previous motorcycle license.
If the DMV is unable to verify your identity, the office will ask you to provide one form of identification. Payment for your duplicate license will be due at the time of your visit and your application cannot be processed until that payment has been received.
Out-of-State Motorcycle License Replacement in Idaho
When learning how to replace a motorcycle license in Idaho, it is worth knowing that additional options are available to you if you are currently outside of the state and thus unable to visit an Idaho DMV in person. You can utilize the application form that has been provided below and submit this completed form either by mail, fax or email.
Should you choose to mail your application, you may submit your payment by credit or debit card, check or money order. If you email or fax your completed application, you will only be able to submit a payment by credit or debit card.
In order to replace a motorcycle license by email, fax or mail, the duplicate license must be going to an address that is outside of Idaho. The DMV email address that completed forms can be sent to is DLMail@itd.idaho.gov and the fax number is 208-334-8586. Should you choose to mail your application, you must mail the completed application and payment to:
Idaho Transportation Department Driver’s License PO Box 7129 Boise, ID 83707-1129
Idaho Motorcycle License Replacement Fees
The duplicate motorcycle license fee is $15 in Idaho. The fee is the same for replacing a motorcycle permit.
However, credit and debit card payments, whether made in office or as an out of state resident, will accrue an additional service fee.