Idaho drivers licences get a makeover

Don't worry, drivers.

The new system for making driver's licenses isn't going to cost you more money to get or renew a driver's license.

The fee schedule will remain the same after the change, which will be phased in statewide by the end of the year. You won't need one of the new licenses until your old one expires.

But the process will be slightly different - you will walk out of the DMV office with a temporary card and receive your permanent card in the mail within about 10 days.

That's because the state will have all licenses made at one location, rather than at each one of the 53 DMV offices across the state. About half of the states in the country, including all of those surrounding Idaho, manufacture their licenses at a central facility, said Ed Pemble, driver services manager at DMV.

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