Department of Motor Vehicles
The Department of Motor Vehicles is also affiliated with the Assessor’s office in Washington County. This consists of all manner of auto license only. (Driver’s licenses are done through the Sheriff’s office.) DMV hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, open for lunch hour.
A wide variety of special program plates are available including: All wildlife series, Elk, Bluebird and Trout. Additionally, Agriculture, Appaloosa, Basque Heritage, Capitol Restoration, Centennial, Collegiate, Corvette, Famous Potato, Fire Fighter, Historic Lewiston, Idaho Rangeland, Idaho Territory Sesquecentennial Plate, Natural Resources and Mining, Police Officer Memorial, Sawtooth, School Transportation Safety Awareness, Science and Technology, Snowmobile, Snowskier, Special Olympic Winter Games, Street Rod, Support Our Troops, White Water Rafting, Timber, and Youth. Other plates will be available as their programs become effective. These special plates can be applied for at the County office but are shipped directly to the applicant from Boise.
Idaho Historic Preservation license plates will discontinue effective July 1, 2012. Breast Cancer Awareness, Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, and National Rifle Association plates will continue to be available through September 1, 2012 only.
Designated Crossings – ATV / UTV Use
ATV and UTV riders may cross state highways only at designated intersections. The following intersections have been designated by local authorities as usable for this purpose;
Cambridge: The City of Cambridge has not yet designated a crossing.
Midvale: The City of Midvale has designated the intersection of Bridge Street and U.S. Highway 95 as the crossing within the City limits. At present it is the only designated crossing area.
Weiser: The City of Weiser has designated the intersection of East Park Street and East 7 th Street as the intersection to use as a crossing. Additionally, the following areas are approved for North / South crossings only: East 7th Street to West 7th Street on the US Highway 95 Spur (Main Street and Idaho Street).
For those individuals requiring special parking permits or plates, applications are available at the counter. There is no charge for this service.
Invasive Species Stickers for Idaho Boats
The Washington County Assessor’s Office is also a vendor for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation For those boaters who require an Invasive Species Sticker for their non-motorized boats, you may obtain them by contacting the Department directly at (208) 334-4199; or may purchase them in Washington County from the Gateway Store and Cafe, 4330 Highway 71, Cambridge, Idaho. Those customers wishing to register their motorized boats, may register them at the Assessor’s office in Weiser.
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Parks Passport Program
Idaho State Parks Passports are available in the Assessor’s office for those vehicles which would require an entry fee of $5.00 per day. This includes campers, motor homes, vans, pickup trucks, passenger cars, motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, UTVs, etc.. The Passport is tied to your motor vehicle registration and is sold for $10.00 for one year or $20.00 for two years. ( Additional camping and other park use fees (such as boat moorage) will remain the same.) You can purchase the passport when you register your vehicle, or may purchase it separately at a later time if you prefer. You will also be able to pay the day-use fee of $5.00 at the park.
Special plates having to do with military service have certain qualifying criteria and must be approved by the Idaho Transportation Department in Boise. These include the Disabled Veteran, Former Prisoner of War, Military Reservist, National Guard, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Purple Heart and Veteran. The Gold Star plate is available for certain family members of soldiers killed in action while on active duty in a combat zone. A Military Veteran Motorcycle plate is available and may be personalized. It can have a maximum of five letters and/or numbers. Applications are available at the county office.
Motor Vehicle Investigator
The state Motor Vehicle Investigator is available in our local office once per month. Usually, this is the 1st Wednesday of the month. If you need to meet with the investigator, please contact the office for the next scheduled day. The investigator comes once a month, in the morning only, between 9:00 and 11:00. Service is on a first come first serve basis. Investigators set their own appointment schedules. County deputies do not set out of office appointments for the investigator. If you need to make an appointment with the Motor Vehicle Investigator who serves the Washington County area, you may contact: Phone: (208) 454-7661, or by Email to Motor Vehicle Investigator
Notary Public Services
A notary public is on staff to facilitate transactions. There is a $1.00 per document fee.
For those who are interested in traveler’s information, trucker’s information, or information for current road conditions for Idaho and surrounding areas, may call 1-888-432-7623 or contact 511.idaho.gov. Information for surrounding states may be found through Links.
Telephone Numbers of Interest to Department of Motor Vehicle Customers:
|Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (IRS)||800-829-1040|
|Hazardous Materials Endorsements||208-334-8630|
|Hazardous Waste Permits||208-334-8621|
|Port of Entry||800-662-7133|
|Permits Toll Free (in Idaho)||800-662-7133|
|One Stop Shop Registration Information||208-334-8611|
|One Stop Shop, Registration FAX Service||208-334-2006|
|General Interest Numbers:|
|City of Weiser Police (non-emergency)||208-414-2244|
|Idaho Dept Parks & Recreation||208-334-4199|
|Idaho State Tax Commission RV Values||208-334-7733|
|Registrations / Special Plates ITD||208-334-8649|
|Titles Unit Idaho Transportation Department||208-334-8663|
|Washington County Assessor (DMV)||208-414-2000|
|Washington County Driver’s License||208-414-2565|
|Washington County Sheriff (non-emergency)||208-414-2121|