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TITLE 49
MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 4
MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
49-402.  Annual registration. (1) The annual fee for operating each pickup truck, each neighborhood electric vehicle and each other motor vehicle having a maximum gross weight not in excess of eight thousand (8,000) pounds and that complies with the federal motor vehicle safety standards as defined in section 49-107, Idaho Code, shall be:

Vehicles one (1) and two (2) years old 

Vehicles three (3) and four (4) years old 

Vehicles five (5) and six (6) years old 

Vehicles seven (7) and eight (8) years old 

Vehicles over eight (8) years old 

There shall be twelve (12) registration periods, starting in January for holders of validation registration stickers numbered 1, and proceeding consecutively through December for holders of validation registration stickers numbered 12, each of which shall start on the first day of a calendar month and end on the last day of the twelfth month from the first day of the beginning month. Registration periods shall expire midnight on the last day of the registration period in the year designated by the validation registration sticker. The numeral digit on the validation registration stickers shall, as does the registration card, fix the registration period under the staggered registration system for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expiration.
A vehicle that has once been registered for any of the above-designated periods shall, upon reregistration, be registered for the period bearing the same number, and the registration card shall show and be the exclusive proof of the expiration date of registration and licensing. Vehicles may be initially registered for less than a twelve (12) month period, or for more than a twelve (12) month period, and the fee prorated on a monthly basis if the fractional registration tends to fulfill the purpose of the monthly series registration system.
(2)  For all school buses operated either by a nonprofit, nonpublic school or operated pursuant to a service contract with a school district for transporting children to or from school or in connection with school-approved activities, the annual fee shall be twenty-four dollars ($24.00) and shall be subject to staggered registration for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expiration.
(3)  For all motorcycles and motor-driven cycles that comply with the federal motor vehicle safety standards, operated upon the public highways, the annual fee shall be nineteen dollars ($19.00) and shall be subject to staggered registration for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expiration.
(4)  For operation of an all-terrain vehicle, utility type vehicle or motorbike, excluding a motorbike with an engine displacement of fifty (50) cubic centimeters or less, on city, county or highway district roads or highways open to such use, a restricted vehicle license plate fee pursuant to section 49-450, Idaho Code, shall be paid. In addition, the registration fee specified in section 67-7122, Idaho Code, shall be paid as provided in section 67-7122, Idaho Code. The registration and restricted vehicle license plate exemption provided in section 49-426(2), Idaho Code, applies to all-terrain vehicles, utility type vehicles, motorbikes and motorcycles used for the purposes described in section 49-426(2), Idaho Code. Nonresidents shall be allowed to purchase a restricted vehicle license plate and sticker for an all-terrain vehicle, utility type vehicle or motorbike.
(5)  For all motor homes, the fee shall be as specified in subsection (1) of this section and shall be in addition to the fees provided for in section 49-445, Idaho Code.
(6)  Registration fees shall not be subject to refund.
(7)  A financial institution or repossession service contracted to a financial institution repossessing vehicles under the terms of a security agreement shall move the vehicle from the place of repossession to the financial institution’s place of business on a repossession plate. The repossession plate shall also be used for demonstrating the vehicle to a prospective purchaser for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours. The registration fees for repossession plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section for a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All other fees required under chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee. The repossession plate shall be subject to staggered registration for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expiration.
(8)  A wrecker or towing business engaged in the process of towing motorized vehicles, which have been wrecked, abandoned, salvaged or may be disabled, may apply for a wrecker plate to be displayed on those vehicles being towed, provided the power unit is properly registered under this chapter. The registration fees for wrecker plates shall be as required in subsection (1) of this section for a vehicle one (1) and two (2) years old. All other fees required under chapter 4, title 49, Idaho Code, shall be in addition to the registration fee and shall be subject to staggered registration for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expiration.
(9)  In addition to the annual registration fee in this section, there shall be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and an annual program fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for all special license plate programs for those license plates issued pursuant to sections 49-404A, 49-407, 49-408, 49-409, 49-414, 49-416, 49-418 and 49-418D, Idaho Code. For special plates issued pursuant to sections 49-406 and 49-406A, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) but there shall be no annual renewal fee. For special plates issued pursuant to sections 49-415D, 49-417, 49-417A, 49-417B, 49-417C, 49-417D, 49-418A, 49-418B, 49-418C, 49-419, 49-419A, 49-419C, 49-419E, 49-420, 49-420A, 49-420B, 49-420C, 49-420D, 49-420E, 49-420J, 49-420K, 49-420L, 49-420M, 49-420N, 49-420O, and 49-420P, Idaho Code, and any new special plate program effective on and after January 1, 2013, pursuant to section 49-402D, Idaho Code, there shall be an initial program fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) and an annual program fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). The fees contained in this subsection shall be applicable to all new special plate programs and shall be subject to staggered registration for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expiration. The initial program fee and the annual program fee shall be deposited in the state highway account and shall be used to fund the cost of administration of special license plate programs, unless otherwise specified by law.
(10) Any vehicle that does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards shall not be registered and shall not be permitted to operate on public highways of the state, as defined in section 40-117, Idaho Code, unless otherwise specifically authorized.
(11) In addition to annual registration fees as provided in this section, registrants may pay a fee to purchase an Idaho state parks passport authorizing resident motor vehicle entry into all Idaho state parks. Registrants may pay the fee for a one (1) year or two (2) year period of time. The fee shall be ten dollars ($10.00) for one (1) year and twenty dollars ($20.00) for two (2) years. All fees collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited into the park and recreation fund and shall be subject to appropriation. Fees collected pursuant to this subsection shall not be considered a motor vehicle registration fee as provided in section 17, article VII, of the constitution of the state of Idaho.

History:
[49-402, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 71, p. 607; am. 1989, ch. 310, sec. 11, p. 785; am. 1989, ch. 318, sec. 3, p. 820; am. 1990, ch. 391, sec. 2, p. 1094; am. 1991, ch. 295, sec. 1, p. 770; am. 1992, ch. 35, sec. 10, p. 114; am. 1992, ch. 186, sec. 1, p. 578; am. 1992, ch. 261, sec. 2, p. 758; am. 1993, ch. 99, sec. 1, p. 249; am. 1993, ch. 135, sec. 2, p. 333; am. 1996, ch. 343, sec. 3, p. 1151; am. 1997, ch. 129, sec. 1, p. 383; am. 1998, ch. 392, sec. 8, p. 1209; am. 1999, ch. 315, sec. 1, p. 782; am. 1999, ch. 316, sec. 2, p. 790; am. 1999, ch. 320, sec. 5, p. 818; am. 1999, ch. 365, sec. 1, p. 963; am. 1999, ch. 374, sec. 1, p. 1021; am. 2000, ch. 50, sec. 1, p. 95; am. 2000, ch. 193, sec. 1, p. 477; am. 2000, ch. 200, sec. 1, p. 492; am. 2000, ch. 315, sec. 2, p. 1061; am. 2000, ch. 421, sec. 1, p. 1369; am. 2001, ch. 281, sec. 1, p. 1010; am. 2002, ch. 226, sec. 1, p. 651; am. 2002, ch. 254, sec. 1, p. 731; am. 2002, ch. 285, sec. 1, p. 829; am. 2003, ch. 16, sec. 11, p. 58; am. 2003, ch. 43, sec. 1, p. 165; am. 2003, ch. 45, sec. 2, p. 173; am. 2003, ch. 242, sec. 1, p. 624; am. 2004, ch. 78, sec. 1, p. 300; am. 2004, ch. 81, sec. 1, p. 307; am. 2004, ch. 301, sec. 2, p. 841; am. 2005, ch. 70, sec. 1, p. 244; am. 2005, ch. 102, sec. 1, p. 321; am. 2005, ch. 154, sec. 1, p. 481; am. 2005, ch. 183, sec. 4, p. 565; am. 2006, ch. 41, sec. 1, p. 119; am. 2006, ch. 118, sec. 1, p. 331; am. 2006, ch. 119, sec. 1, p. 334; am. 2006, ch. 176, sec. 1, p. 541; am. 2007, ch. 256, sec. 1, p. 760; am. 2008, ch. 150, sec. 1, p. 436; am. 2008, ch. 193, sec. 1, p. 605; am. 2008, ch. 198, sec. 5, p. 640; am. 2008, ch. 210, sec. 1, p. 664; am. 2008, ch. 409, sec. 3, p. 1129; am. 2009, ch. 11, sec. 19, p. 31; am. 2009, ch. 157, sec. 7, p. 466; am. 2009, ch. 196, sec. 1, p. 631; am. 2009, ch. 199, sec. 1, p. 637; am. 2009, ch. 287, sec. 1, p. 860; am. 2010, ch. 132, sec. 1, p. 280; am. 2010, ch. 140, sec. 1, p. 295; am. 2011, ch. 22, sec. 1, p. 62; am. 2011, ch. 151, sec. 24, p. 430; am. 2012, ch. 41, sec. 2, p. 128; am. 2012, ch. 64, sec. 1, p. 168; am. 2012, ch. 253, sec. 1, p. 697; am. 2013, ch. 88, sec. 1, p. 212; am. 2013, ch. 354, sec. 3, p. 967; am. 2014, ch. 13, sec. 1, p. 18; am. 2014, ch. 82, sec. 1, p. 225; am. 2015, ch. 8, sec. 1, p. 9; am. 2015, ch. 37, sec. 1, p. 76; am. 2015, ch. 341, sec. 1, p. 1276; am. 2016, ch. 47, sec. 23, p. 118; am. 2017, ch. 233, sec. 1, p. 570; am. 2018, ch. 253, sec. 2, p. 584.]


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