Downtown Coeur d'Alene , Kootenai County. Courtesy of Quicksilver Photography.
The Driver’s License Bureau is the mandated vendor for the Idaho Department of Transportation for processing all classes of Drivers Licenses and Identification Cards.
If you are a new applicant for a driver’s license, instruction permit or driver training permit, you are required to provide the following to the driver’s license examiner: (Identification cards require same information except for last three documents listed below).
* Proof of Idaho Residency-(Mail recently postmarked/utility billing/lease or rental agreement or employment payroll stub. Document must have both your name and home address [where you live] and be recent within the last month.)
* Certified Birth Certificate or out of state license or identification card. A certified copy of a birth certificate (NO photocopies accepted) may be obtained from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in the birth state
* Certified Name Change Document if changing name at the time of application or issue
* Acceptable Legal-Presence Documents (If not a US Citizen)
* Social Security Number
* School Enrollment (VOC), Verification of Compliance or Completion (if under 18)
* Liability Signer (if under 18)
* Driver Training Completion (if under 17)
Applicants from out of state and license not expired for at least 25 months or suspended are required to take a written test. Suspensions have to be clear in all states and countries to qualify for an Idaho drivers license. Anyone expired for 25 months or longer or never been licensed are required to take a written and road test.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday (Except Holidays) 7:30AM-5:30PM
Class D Written Test 7:30AM-4:30PM
Commercial Written Test 7:30AM-3:30PM
451 Government Way
Tuesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pictures and permit issuance for approved Concealed Weapons Permits (civilian and retired law enforcement)
Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All new Concealed Weapons Permit applications and fingerprinting (civilian and retired law enforcement)
All renewal concealed Weapons permit application process (civilian and retired law enforcement):
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office campus is situated in the City of Coeur d'Alene. The campus contains KCSO's main office, jail, recreation safety section, mechanics shop, the Pierce Clegg Work Release Center as well as the Office of Emergency Management.
APPLYING FOR AN ENHANCED CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT (ECWP)
* Enhanced Concealed Weapons applications are available at the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.
* You must provide a valid driver’s license, a signed copy of the Enhanced Concealed Weapons License Training Certificate that has been completed and signed by a valid firearms instructor and proof of firearms training.
* Fees are paid in CASH at the time of applying.
* It may take up to 90 days to process applications and complete background checks. Approved applicants are notified by mail when to return for their permit to be issued. They are valid for five (5) years from date of issue.
RENEWING YOUR CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT
* You must complete a concealed weapons application and present your CCW permit.
Make sure Driver's License has your current address.
* You can renew any time during the ninety (90) day period before the expiration date for a $40 fee payable in cash only. Renewals done more than 90 days after the expiration date are subject to a $10 late fee.
Approved renewal applicants are notified by mail. Renewal licenses are valid for (5) years from the previous expiration date.
You will have to provide specific information on your Concealed Weapon Permit application. If you would like to be prepared, review this sample application for the information you will need.
On July 1, 2013 the newly enacted “Enhanced Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons” section of Idaho Code took effect.
Full text of the new law can be found at: H0192