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Idaho DMV eliminates convenience fee for online license reinstatement 

By: - September 16, 2023 6:00 am
I-84 at Franklin Road

The Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles has eliminated the convenience fee for online driver's license reinstatement. (Courtesy of Idaho Transportation Department)

Officials at the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles have eliminated the convenience fee that had been charged to Idahoans who pay for their license reinstatement online, the Idaho Transportation Department announced in a press release Thursday.

Idahoans with a suspended driver’s license will still need to satisfy the other requirements and wait the required period of time to get their driving privileges back, the Idaho Transportation Department said. 

But once they meet those requirements they will no longer be charged a convenience fee when they go online to to pay for their license reinstatement.


The fees were about $2, an Idaho Transportation Department spokesperson said. 

“This is great news for drivers in Idaho who have had their license suspended,” DMV administrator Lisa McClellan said in a written statement. “The removal of the convenience fee for online driver’s license reinstatement payments makes getting your license back more affordable.” 

In recent years, the Division of Motor Vehicles has expanded the number of transactions that can be conducted online. In addition to getting their driver’s license reinstated, Idahoans can also file a change of address, renew their vehicle registration, renew or replace their driver’s license and more online without needing to visit a physical DMV location.


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Clark Corbin
Clark Corbin

Clark Corbin has more than a decade of experience covering Idaho government and politics. He has covered every Idaho legislative session since 2011 gavel-to-gavel. Prior to joining the Idaho Capital Sun he reported for the Idaho Falls Post Register and Idaho Education News. His reporting in Idaho has helped uncover a multimillion-dollar investment scam and exposed inaccurate data that school districts submitted to the state.