If you like to enjoy some of the amazing waterways in Idaho, in 2017, there will be an additional step to register your boat starting in 2017. 

Idaho boat owners will have to get their hull identification numbers inspected before registering in 2017.  This is not unique to Idaho, and is required by the U.S. Cost Guard for 2017.

Idaho State Parks and Recreation is recommending boaters get the inspection done this year.  That would allow you to renew by mail next year.

Find out more about this from MagicValley.com.