Meridian DMV lines

Patrons wait in line outside the Meridian DMV Vehicle Registration building.

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This story originally appeared on KTVB.com on June 3.

MERIDIAN — There’s good news for those who are weary of waiting in long lines at the DMV.

The Idaho Transportation Department announced that it is adding another option for car and truck buyers to its online DMV services. If you recently purchased a new or used vehicle from an Idaho dealership, you can register it online using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The transaction previously had to be completed in person, but is now available online. It’s one of more than 15 DMV transactions that ITD offers to customers online.

“We are excited to provide this online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays,” DMV Administrator Alberto Gonzalez said. “This gives you another choice to skip the line at the DMV to get your driver’s license, vehicle registration or license plates. Skip the trip, save time, and go online.”

Patrons need the pink copy of the ITD 0502 form from the dealer to enter the vehicle’s information. This service is currently not available for private party sales. Customers cannot transfer a current registration from one vehicle to their new vehicle online.

ITD says they process around 100,000 DMV transactions online every month including address changes, driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals, personalized plate orders, release of liability forms and more. A full list can be found at dmv.idaho.gov.

“Idahoans’ time is valuable and with the state’s quickly increasing population, we know this now more than ever,” Gonzalez said. “Giving more people the ability to finish their DMV business online means better customer service for all.”

ITD can be reached at 208-334-8000 for questions or more information.

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