Idaho Small Estate Affidavit (Vehicle Only)

While some states charge an inheritance tax on vehicles or certain dollar amounts, the Idaho Small Estate Affidavit (Vehicle Only) allows successors to claim a decedent’s vehicle, and they will not have to pay any tax as the successors did not purchase the vehicle. If a loved one passed away and did not leave a will, or their will did not include specific instructions for dealing with motor vehicles, then successors may file a small estate affidavit (vehicle only), along with a copy of the death certificate, with their local Idaho DMV.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).
Step 2 – Enter the following information about the vehicle:

  • License plate number
  • Serial number (VIN)
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Registered owner shown on DMV records
  • Successor of the Estate (your name)

Step 3 – Sign the form in the presence of a notary public and send to the following address: