Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 49
MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 4
MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
49-434.  Operating fees. (1) There shall be paid on all commercial vehicles, noncommercial vehicles, and on all farm vehicles having a maximum gross weight not in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) pounds, an annual registration fee or a staggered registration fee for the purpose of reregistration and notice of expiration in accordance with the following schedule.
Unladen Weight for Wreckers
Annual Registration Fee
Maximum Gross Weight
Noncommercial and
Commercial
For Other Vehicles (Pounds)
Farm Vehicles
Vehicles
   
and Wreckers

  8,001-16,000 inc. 

$ 48.00
$ 48.00

16,001-26,000 inc. 

 61.08
143.40

26,001-30,000 inc. 

 91.68
223.80

30,001-40,000 inc. 

130.08
291.60

40,001-50,000 inc. 

188.28
360.00

50,001-60,000 inc. 

311.88
515.40
In addition to the registration fees provided for in this subsection, there shall be an additional registration fee imposed of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
(2)  There shall be paid on all commercial vehicles, irrespective of body type, and on all farm vehicles having a maximum gross weight in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) pounds, an annual registration fee in the amount prescribed by subsection (8) of this section, as applicable.
(3)  In addition, the annual registration fee for trailers shall be:

(a)  Trailer or semitrailer in a combination of vehicles 

(b)  Rental utility trailer with a gross weight of two thousand (2,000) pounds or less 

(c)  Rental utility trailer with a gross weight over two thousand (2,000) pounds 

(4)  As an option to the trailer and semitrailer and rental utility trailer annual registrations issued pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, the department may provide a nonexpiring plate and registration for trailers and semitrailers, and an optional, extended registration for rental utility trailers.
(a)  For trailers and semitrailers, the nonexpiring registration fee shall be ninety-nine dollars ($99.00). The license plate shall remain on the trailer or semitrailer until the registration is canceled or revoked. No part of the fee is subject to refund. However, the registrant may transfer the nonexpiring plate and registration to another trailer or semitrailer titled to the registrant if the original registration date is prior to July 1, 2009. The registration document shall be the official record of the status of the nonexpiring registration and no registration fee shall be required after the initial registration is paid. No validation sticker shall be required or issued for such nonexpiring license plate.
(i)  Registration of a trailer or semitrailer based in another jurisdiction may be issued when the registrant provides a valid jurisdiction title or ownership document and certification statement, and no title transfer will be required.
(ii)  Periodic verification will be made to confirm ownership status. Failure of the owner to comply with the verification request to confirm ownership within thirty (30) days, shall result in cancellation of the permanent plate registration.
(b)  Idaho based trailer manufacturers may purchase trailer and semitrailer registration from the department. The manufacturer may issue the annual registration to foreign-based purchasers utilizing a manufacturer’s certificate of origin or manufacturer’s statement of origin as proof of ownership. If the foreign-based purchaser subsequently obtains an Idaho nonexpiring registration as provided in paragraph (a) of this subsection prior to annual registration expiration, the amount of the annual registration fee shall be applied to the nonexpiring registration fee provided that the customer acquires a title for such vehicle.
(c)  For rental utility trailers, the registrant may prepay the annual registration for an additional one (1), two (2), three (3) or four (4) years, but in no event shall the optional registration period extend beyond five (5) years. The fee shall be as specified in subsection (3)(b) or (c) of this section. A pressure-sensitive sticker shall be used to validate the license plate. The license plate shall become void if the owner’s interest in the rental utility trailer changes during the five (5) year period. If the owner fails to enter the rental utility trailer on the annual renewal application during the five (5) year period, the registration record shall be purged. Any unrenewed plate shall be returned to the department if it is not entered on the renewal application.
(5)  A fleet registration option is available to owners who have twenty-five (25) or more commercial or farm vehicles or any combination thereof. Such owners may register all of their company vehicles with the department in lieu of registering with a county assessor. To qualify the fleet must be owned and operated under the unified control of one (1) person and the vehicles must be physically garaged and maintained in two (2) or more counties. Fleet registration shall not include fleets of rental vehicles. The department shall provide a registration application to the owner and the owner shall provide all information that the department determines is necessary. The department shall devise a special license plate numbering system for fleet-registered vehicles as an alternative to county license plates. The fleet registration application and all subsequent registration renewals shall include the physical address where a vehicle is principally used, garaged and maintained. The fleet owner shall report the physical address to the department upon initial registration, on each renewal, and at any time a vehicle registered under this option is permanently transferred to another location.
(6)  If the ownership of a vehicle changes during the registration period, the original owner may transfer the plate to another vehicle. The remaining fee shall be credited against the cost of the new registration. Refunds may be given for any unexpired portion of the vehicle registration fee if the plate is not transferred by the owner to another vehicle. Any request for refund shall include surrender of the license plate, validation sticker and registration document. Owners of vehicles registered under the international registration plan may request a refund of the unexpired portion of the Idaho vehicle registration fee by presenting evidence from the base jurisdiction that the license plate, validation sticker and registration document have been surrendered. A license plate shall not be transferred to another owner when the ownership of a vehicle changes. The owner shall obtain a replacement plate, validation sticker if required, and a registration document when a plate is lost, destroyed or becomes illegible.
(7)  An administrative fee of four dollars ($4.00) shall be paid and deposited to the state highway account on all registrations completed by the department under subsection (1) or (8)(a) of this section. Vehicles registered under subsection (8)(b) of this section shall pay the fee provided in section 49-435(2), Idaho Code.
(8)  There shall be paid on all commercial and farm vehicles having a maximum gross weight in excess of sixty thousand (60,000) pounds, a registration fee based upon the maximum gross weight of a vehicle as declared by the owner and the total number of miles driven on roads and highways in the state, county, city and highway district systems in Idaho, and if registered under the international registration plan (IRP), in all other jurisdictions. The appropriate registration fee shall be determined as follows:
(a)  If the owner registers vehicles under the international registration plan (IRP), the appropriate mileage column shall be determined by the total miles an owner operated a fleet of vehicles on roads and highways in the state, county, city and highway district systems in Idaho and in all other jurisdictions in the preceding year, as defined in section 49-117, Idaho Code, and by the maximum gross weight of each vehicle within a fleet.
(b)  If the owner registers vehicles under the international registration plan and determines that the average international registration plan fleet miles, calculated by dividing the total IRP fleet miles in all jurisdictions by the number of registered vehicles, is less than fifty thousand one (50,001) miles, the owner may apply to the department for refund of a portion of the registration fees paid, consistent with the fee schedules set forth in this section. The department shall provide an application for the refund. An owner making application for refund under this section shall be subject to auditing as provided in section 49-439, Idaho Code.
(c)  If the owner is not registering vehicles under the international registration plan, the appropriate mileage column shall be determined by the total miles the owner operated each of the vehicles to be registered on roads and highways in the state, county, city and highway district systems in Idaho in the preceding year and by the maximum gross weight of each vehicle.


Maximum Gross
         
Weight of Vehicle
         
(Pounds)
Total Miles Driven
 
1 to
7,501 to
20,001 to
35,001 to
Over
 
7,500
20,000
35,000
50,000
50,000
60,001-62,000  
$223
$   511
$   789
$1,068
$1,560
62,001-64,000  
$251
$   576
$   890
$1,205
$1,760
64,001-66,000  
$280
$   642
$   992
$1,342
$1,960
66,001-68,000  
$309
$   707
$1,093
$1,479
$2,160
68,001-70,000  
$337
$   773
$1,194
$1,615
$2,360
70,001-72,000  
$366
$   838
$1,295
$1,752
$2,560
72,001-74,000  
$394
$   904
$1,396
$1,889
$2,760
74,001-76,000  
$423
$   969
$1,498
$2,026
$2,960
76,001-78,000  
$451
$1,035
$1,599
$2,163
$3,160
78,001-80,000  
$480
$1,100
$1,700
$2,300
$3,360
80,001-82,000  
$494
$1,133
$1,751
$2,368
$3,460
82,001-84,000  
$509
$1,165
$1,801
$2,437
$3,560
84,001-86,000  
$523
$1,198
$1,852
$2,505
$3,660
86,001-88,000  
$537
$1,231
$1,902
$2,574
$3,760
88,001-90,000  
$551
$1,264
$1,953
$2,642
$3,860
90,001-92,000  
$566
$1,296
$2,004
$2,711
$3,960
92,001-94,000  
$580
$1,329
$2,054
$2,779
$4,060
94,001-96,000  
$594
$1,362
$2,105
$2,848
$4,160
96,001-98,000  
$609
$1,395
$2,155
$2,916
$4,260
98,001-100,000  
$623
$1,427
$2,206
$2,985
$4,360
100,001-102,000  
$637
$1,460
$2,257
$3,053
$4,460
102,001-104,000  
$651
$1,493
$2,307
$3,121
$4,560
104,001-106,000  
$666
$1,526
$2,358
$3,190
$4,660
106,001-108,000  
$680
$1,558
$2,408
$3,258
$4,760
108,001-110,000  
$694
$1,591
$2,459
$3,327
$4,860
110,001-112,000  
$709
$1,624
$2,510
$3,395
$4,960
112,001-114,000  
$723
$1,657
$2,560
$3,464
$5,060
114,001-116,000  
$737
$1,689
$2,611
$3,532
$5,160
116,001-118,000  
$751
$1,722
$2,661
$3,601
$5,260
118,001-120,000  
$766
$1,755
$2,712
$3,669
$5,360
120,001-122,000  
$780
$1,788
$2,763
$3,738
$5,460
122,001-124,000  
$794
$1,820
$2,813
$3,806
$5,560
124,001-126,000  
$809
$1,853
$2,864
$3,874
$5,660
126,001-128,000  
$823
$1,886
$2,914
$3,943
$5,760
128,001-129,000  
$837
$1,918
$2,965
$4,011
$5,860
In addition to the registration fees provided for in this subsection, there shall be an additional registration fee imposed of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
(d)  In addition to the fees set forth in paragraphs (a) and (c) of this subsection (8), an owner or operator may purchase a temporary permit as provided in section 49-432(2), Idaho Code, for operation of a vehicle at a weight in excess of the current, valid, registered maximum gross vehicle weight. The permit so issued shall be specific to the motor vehicle to which it is issued. No permit or fee shall be transferable or apportionable to any other vehicle, nor shall any such fee be refundable.
(e)  Any commercial or farm vehicle registered for more than sixty thousand (60,000) pounds up to one hundred six thousand (106,000) pounds traveling fewer than two thousand five hundred (2,500) miles annually on roads and highways in the state, county, city and highway district systems in Idaho shall pay an annual registration fee of two hundred fifty-five dollars ($255). The provisions of section 49-437(2), Idaho Code, shall not apply to vehicles registered under this subsection (8)(e).
(9)  (a) During the first registration year that the fee schedule in subsection (8)(c) of this section is in use, an owner shall use the mileage data from the records used to report the mileage use fee in the immediately preceding year as the basis for determining the appropriate registration fee schedule.
(b)  Any owner who registers a motor vehicle for the first time and who has no mileage history for the vehicle shall estimate the miles to determine the appropriate fee schedule in subsection (8)(c) of this section. When estimating the miles, the owner shall provide a statement on the application of the method used to arrive at the estimated miles.
(c)  Any owner using any fee schedule other than the highest fee schedule under subsection (8)(c) of this section, shall certify at the time of registration that the miles operated in the preceding year do not exceed the schedule applied for. Any owner using a fee schedule under subsection (8)(c) of this section that is less than the highest schedule shall maintain records to substantiate the use of the schedule as required by section 49-439, Idaho Code.
(10) An owner registering under subsection (8)(a) or (8)(c) of this section may elect to pay the full annual registration fee at the time of registration or renewal of registration, or an owner may pay at least one-quarter (1/4) of the annual registration fee due. The remainder of the annual Idaho registration fee shall be paid in three (3) equal installments on dates as billed by the department.
(11) An owner registering or renewing a registration under subsection (8) (a) of this section electing to use installment payments as provided in subsection (10) of this section, shall pay all of the fees due to other IRP jurisdictions in addition to one-quarter (1/4) of the Idaho fee due at the time of registration or reregistration. The remainder of the annual Idaho registration fee shall be paid in three (3) equal installments on dates as billed by the department.
(12) If any vehicle or combinations of vehicles haul nonreducible loads, as authorized under the provisions of section 49-1004, Idaho Code, and weigh less than the starting weights per axle configuration listed in column 1 of subsection (2), section 49-1004, Idaho Code, then and in that event there shall be paid for that vehicle, in addition to the other fees required in this section, an additional use fee of 2.1 mills per mile for each two thousand (2,000) pounds or fraction thereof of the maximum gross weight in excess of those set forth in section 49-1001, Idaho Code.

History:
[49-434, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 96, p. 625; am. 1989, ch. 310, sec. 18, p. 791; am. 1989, ch. 318, sec. 6, p. 823; am. 1990, ch. 197, sec. 3, p. 441; am. 1991, ch. 295, sec. 2, p. 772; am. 1992, ch. 35, sec. 21, p. 123; am. 1992, ch. 253, sec. 1, p. 738; am. 1992, ch. 261, sec. 19, p. 771; am. 1993, ch. 273, sec. 1, p. 914; am. 1993, ch. 399, sec. 1, p. 1463; am. 1994, ch. 246, sec. 3, p. 767; am. 1994, ch. 311, sec. 2, p. 979; am. 1997, ch. 51, sec. 1, p. 87; am. 1998, ch. 108, sec. 1, p. 368; am. 1998, ch. 392, sec. 11, p. 1212; am. 2000, ch. 62, p. 134; am. 2000, ch. 418, sec. 7, p. 1340; am. 2001, ch. 73, sec. 11, p. 162; am. 2001, ch. 185, sec. 1, p. 643; am. 2001, ch. 353, sec. 1, p. 1235; am. 2001, ch. 355, sec. 3, p. 1245; am. 2007, ch. 23, sec. 1, p. 41; am. 2009, ch. 330, sec. 2, p. 942; am. 2013, ch. 88, sec. 3, p. 215; am. 2013, ch. 153, sec. 1, p. 356; am. 2015, ch. 341, sec. 2, p. 1278.]


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