Drivers License

Sheriff

***NOTICE***
The Driver’s License office on occasion may stop accepting incoming customers before our 5PM closing time without prior notice.  This will only be done if the amount of waiting customers exceeds the staff’s ability to serve them prior to closing.

The Driver’s License Unit provides the following services:
Driver’s Licenses, Sex Offender Registration, Concealed Weapons Permits, Fingerprinting

Documentation Required for Identification Cards, Permits, and Licenses

Drivers training permit 14 ½ to 17 years old

The following is the procedure and document requirements for obtaining a driver’s training permit.You must decide and provide the examiner the name of the driver training school the student will attend, either a high school or a commercial driver training program.

  The parent must bring the student to the driver’s license office with the following documents;

  • The student’s certified birth certificate
  • High school yearbook photo or high school ID card
  • Social Security card (or number)
  • Verification of Compliance form obtained from the student’s school administration.

The parent must have a current ID, driver’s license or valid passport to sign the liability form.  Step parents or other legal guardian must provide court appointed guardianship papers or a Power of Attorney document.  The cost for the permit is $21.50.

Upon the student’s completion of the driver training program, the process is as follows;

If the student is under the age of 17, a parent must accompany the student to the driver’s license office to sign a form stating the student has driven with a parent for a period of 6 months.  The student takes the written test for a class D license.  The written test is only offered between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.  You must be called to the examiners station by 3:30 to take the test that day.  The fee for the test is $3.00.

If the student passes the test, the Examiner will provide you with a list of road skills testers. An appointment needs to be made with one of them to complete the road skills test.  A state skills test fee of $6.50 must be paid at the driver’s license office prior to taking the skills test. The fee for the road test is $17.50 which will be collected by the tester.  Upon completion of the road skills test the student will return to our office with a sealed envelope from the road skills tester. The student will be issued a driver’s license.  The fee for the driver license depending on their age, is between $15 and $25.

First time driver’s license age 17
The parent must bring the minor to the driver’s license office with the following documents;

  • The minor’s certified birth certificate
  • High school yearbook photo or high school ID card
  • Social Security card (or number)
  • Verification of Compliance form obtained from the minor’s school administration.
  • The parent must have a current ID or driver’s license to sign the required liability form. Step parents or other legal guardian must provide court appointed guardianship papers or a Power of Attorney document.

The minor must pass a written test for a Class D license.  The cost for the test is $3. The written test is only offered between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.  You must be called to the examiners station by 3:30 to take the test that day.

If the applicant passes the test, the Examiner will provide you with a list of road skills testers. A state skills test fee of $6.50 must be paid at the driver’s license office prior to taking the skills test. An appointment needs to be made with one of them to complete the road skills test.  The fee for the road test is $17.50 which will be collected by the tester.  Upon completion of the road skills test the applicant will return to our office with a sealed envelope from the road skills tester. The applicant will be issued a Class D driver’s license.  The cost for the license is $15 (1 year license only).

First time driver’s license over the age of 18
The following are the required documents to obtain a first time Idaho driver’s license or Idaho ID card.

  • Proof of Idaho residency such as mortgage papers, rental agreement, utility bill, medical bill, bank statement, or pay stub.
  • Any driver’s license or identification card issued by any state.
  • Social security card or number.

If you are not able to produce the above documents the following are required;

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate
  • Your social security card or number
  • A qualifying photo such as a student activity card, yearbook photo, state ID, passport, or a photo transcript provided by a school administration
  • Proof of Idaho residency such as mortgage papers, rental agreement, utility bill, medical bill, bank statement, or pay stub.

The applicant must take and pass the written test for a Class D license.  The written test is only offered between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.  You must be called to the examiners station by 3:30 to take the test that day.  The fee for the test is $3.00.

If the applicant passes the test, the Examiner will provide you with a list of road skills testers. A state skills test fee of $6.50 must be paid at the driver’s license office prior to taking the skills test. An appointment needs to be made with one of them to complete the road skills test.  The fee for the road test is $17.50 which will be collected by the tester.  Upon completion of the road skills test the applicant will return to our office with a sealed envelope from the road skills tester. The applicant will be issued a Class D driver’s license.

Driver’s license costs        

Ages 18-21 3 year license $25
Age 20 1 year license $15
Age 21 and over 4 year license $30
Age 21 to 62 8 year license $55

First time identification card over the age of 18
The following are the required documents to obtain a first time Idaho driver’s license or Idaho ID card.

  • Proof of Idaho residency such as mortgage papers, rental agreement, utility bill, medical bill, bank statement, or pay stub.
  • Any driver’s license or identification card issued by any state.
  • Social security card or number.

If you are not able to produce the above documents the following are required;

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate
  • Your social security card or number
  • A qualifying photo such as a student activity card, yearbook photo, state ID, passport, or a photo transcript provided by a school administration
  • Proof of Idaho residency such as mortgage papers, rental agreement, utility bill, medical bill, bank statement, or pay stub.

Identification Card costs

Age under 18 Valid until 18 yoa $10
Age 18 to 21 Valid until 21 yoa $10
Age 21 or over 4 year ID card $10
Age 21 or over 8 year ID card $20

The following items are required to transfer an out of state driver’s license or ID card to Idaho. 

  • Printed copy of a proof of Idaho residency document. It must contain your name and current Idaho address.

You must provide one of the following accepted documents;

  • Utility bill (within the last 90 days)
  • Medical bill (within the last 90 days)
  • Pay stub (within the last 90 days)
  • Current Bank statement (check book not accepted)
  • Lease/Rental agreement
  • School enrollment record
  • Postal Change of Address (Must be full page Postal form with first & last name)
  • If living in temporary housing such as a shelter or group home you must provide a letter from the facility on their letterhead verifying that you are living at that address.
  • If you are absolutely unable to provide one of the above documents and you are currently living with someone who holds an Idaho driver’s license or ID card, the following may be done; That person must appear before the examiner with you and sign an affidavit stating you live with them at their given address.
  • No Auto registration or Insurance documents accepted.
  • Current out of state driver’s license or identification card.
  • Social security card or number.

The applicant must take and pass the written knowledge test for a Class D license.
The fee for the written knowledge test is $3.00

The written knowledge test is only offered between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.  You must be called to the examiners station by 3:30 PM to take the test that day.   If your number is not called by 3:30 you must return another day.

Driver’s License Fees / Identification Card Fees

Ages 18-21 3 year Driver’s License $25 Age under 18 ID Card Valid until 18 yoa $10
Age 20 1 year Driver’s License $15 Age 18 to 21 ID Card Valid until 21 yoa $10
Age 21 and over 4 year Driver’s License $30 Age 21 or over 4 year ID card $10
Age 21 to 62 8 year Driver’s License $55 Age 21 or over 8 year ID card $20

 

Renewing your driver’s license

To renew your driver’s license, please bring your expiring driver’s license with you to our office.  The costs are listed below.

Ages 18-21 Only 3 year license $25
Age 20  Only 1 year license $15
Age 21 and over 4 year license $30
Age 21 to 62 8 year license $55

Currently, there is NO way to renew your driver’s license online.  *********************************************************************************

Skills Testers

Class D Skills Testers pdf
Commercial Skills Testers external
Motorcycle Skills Testers pdf

Written testing ends at 3:30pm. Your number must be called prior to 3:30pm.

Class A

Combined gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 lbs or greater, as well as towing 10,000 lbs or more.

Required Tests: General Knowledge, Combinations, Air Brakes (not all Class A vehicles requires this, however, to prevent a restriction for non-air brake vehicles only, a skills test must be completed in a vehicle with air brakes).

Skills test in a vehicle that meets the requirements stated above. If the skills test vehicle has air brakes, you must have completed the Knowledge air brake exam.

Available endorsements: Tankers, Doubles Triples, **Hazardous Materials

Class B

Combined gross vehicle weight of 26,000 lbs or greater as well as NOT towing more than 10,000 lbs. (Common)

Required Tests: General Knowledge, Air Brakes (not all Class B vehicles requires this, however, to prevent a restriction for non-air brake vehicles only, a skills test must be completed in a vehicle with air brakes)

Skills test in a vehicle that meets the requirements state above. If the skills test vehicle has air brakes, you must have completed the knowledge air brake exam.

Available endorsements: Passengers, School Bus, Tankers, ** Hazardous Materials

Class C

Combined gross vehicle weight rating less than 26,000 lbs. As well as any vehicle that carries 16 or more people, including the driver, and/or any vehicle that requires hazardous material placards.

Required Tests: General Knowledge, and an endorsement test of any of the following: Passengers ** Hazardous Materials

Skills test in a vehicle that meets the requirements stated above

Available endorsements: School bus, Tankers

Class D

Any vehicle with a combined gross vehicle weight rating less than 26,000 lbs, except for motorcycles

Required tests: Class D Exam Skills test in a vehicle that meets the requirements stated above

Available endorsements: Motorcycle*
*To obtain a Motorcycle Endorsement both a knowledge test and a skills test is required. The Skills test can be completed by one of the certified skills testers and/or the State recognized motorcycle safety program STARS.

**Hazardous Materials endorsement requires completion of a TSA background check as well as the written exam. background check as well as the written exam.

Address

6107 Graye Lane
Caldwell, Idaho  83607
*Located Next to the Animal Shelter

Phone

P 208-454-7487

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Driver's License Hours

Weekdays 8am – 5pm
(excluding holidays)

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Hours for:
Concealed Weapon Permits
Sex Offender Registry
Fingerprinting

Weekdays 8am – 4:30pm
(excluding holidays)

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Written Testing Hours

Weekdays 8am – 3:30pm
(excluding holidays)
*Your number must be called by 3:30pm to test on that day