Replacing a Lost License in Idaho
Most of us know that the hassle of losing your wallet or purse along with your credit cards and identification is nothing short of a major annoyance. Thankfully, the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles makes replacing your ID card or Idaho driver's license relatively easy, whether it is lost, damaged, or destroyed. Even if you are out of state temporarily, you can get a replacement license or ID as long as your lost or stolen one has not expired.
If you are an Idaho resident and you're currently in Idaho, you must appear in person at your county driver's license office to obtain a duplicate driver's license. Bring along identification documentation to verify your age and identity, such as:
- An original or certified copy of your birth certificate.
- Your valid U.S. passport or a foreign passport with a U.S. visa.
- Your military ID card.
- Citizenship or naturalization documents.
NOTE: You must bring a document or combination of documents that verifies your age and has a photo of you.
The fee for a duplicate license is $15.
Be sure to cut up your lost ID card or license should you happen to find it once you have already replaced it, or you can simply turn it in to the county office from which you applied for a replacement license.
If you are an Idaho resident who is either traveling or living temporarily out of state, and you are not eligible for residency in another jurisdiction, you might have the option to apply for a replacement by mail, as long as your current driver's license or ID card is not expired.
Simply download and complete the Duplicate Driver's License application (Form ITD 0020). Include your payment of $15, payable by check, money order, or credit card (include your MasterCard or VISA information on the application; do not send cash).
Return the form using the contact information on the application by:
If any other state has revoked your driving privileges, the State of Idaho will not replace your Idaho driver's license.
Reporting a Lost or Stolen License
The state does not require you to report your lost or stolen driver's license to the DMV or to the police. However, if you feel it has been stolen and that someone might be using it to commit identity theft or fraud, consider notifying the authorities and filing a police report to protect your identity.
Your Idaho driver's license does have many security features that make it hard for anyone else to modify and use. Features include:
- A coating that contains UV ink.
- A ghost image of your ID photo.
- Micro-printed details on the front and back of the license.
However, if you're concerned about your missing driver's license, there's no harm in filing a police report. In fact, it's widely encouraged.
Keep in mind that if your driving privileges have been revoked in any state, your request for a replacement will not be granted.Other Topics in This Section