Idaho License Plate Lookup

Free Idaho License Plate Lookup

Search your Idaho license plate and get a free complete vehicle history report including: salvage status, theft or accident records, recalls and more!

Estimate a car’s real worth by peeking into the past using a free vehicle history report. Enter any Idaho license plate number on the Idaho free license plate search to get one. offers free license plate lookup that will reveal past ownership, title information, liens, odometer reading and salvage records. Search license plates registered in the state of Idaho to start your vehicle research.

The Idaho Transportation Department serves as another good source of vehicle information in the state. You may inquire by contacting (208) 334-8000, or by visiting the General Information Request page.

Idaho License Plates & Placards

New residents have 90 days to apply for registration and titling of their cars. In addition to the VIN inspection that must be done, the following documents should be submitted to complete the application: (1) current vehicle title, (2) current vehicle registration, (3) and the applicant’s personal identification. Prepare the payment for fees and associated charges. The Idaho Transportation Department provides the license plates for Idaho drivers. As standard, an Idaho plate usually bears four numbers and three letters. The state requires each plate on the back and front, so that cars can easily be identified on both sides.

If you have concerns about plates, you may reach out to the nearest Idaho DMV office using Idaho DMV page.

Types of Idaho License Plates

The Idaho Transportation Department issues five (5) license plate types comprising 40 plate designs in total:

  1. Standard
  2. Military
  3. Wildlife
  4. Agriculture
  5. Other

Apply for a personalized plate by filling out the form. Once you’re done, submit with your registration through:

Idaho Transportation Department
Special Plates
P.O. Box 7129
Boise ID 83707-1129

Follow the instructions on the form to process your application. Call (208) 334-8649 for more information about special license plates.

Transferring of License Plates in Idaho

For most situations, the license plate of a car can be transferred to another vehicle upon request. The process of transferring a license plate in Idaho is further detailed in Idaho DMV Top 10 Tips to Avoid Trouble page.

Titling Requirements and Procedure in Idaho

The owner must first register the vehicle before applying for a title. After establishing residency or becoming an owner, the applicant is given a maximum of 90 days to get a title. A dedicated staff will handle the paperwork associated with titling if you have bought your car from a dealer, while you’ll have to work on your own if it came from a private sale.

If the title being handled is not named under the applicant’s name, the owner’s written consent and signature must be presented to accept the title request. A bill of sale may be presented as supporting document. The current mileage may need to be shown for vehicles with less than 10 years of age, especially if they weigh about sixteen thousand pounds. The DMV may ask for additional details if a car has a lien, such as the lienholder’s name and address.

In case the required out-of-state title is missing or damaged, a duplicate title may be requested from the state where it was issued. If you were submitting your title application via mail, don’t forget to include the Power of Attorney. This document allows an authorized agent of the DMV office to process the title request on behalf of the applicant. To ensure the smooth process of your request, include a satisfying description of the car, along with your signature and/or the owner’s.

More Resources for Idaho Drivers:

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  1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
  3. Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
  4. Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.

Run a Free Idaho License Plate Lookup to uncover the full-story of your Idaho-registered vehicle.

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