Idaho Rental Laws

Idaho Rental Laws

Your Guide to Idaho Rental Laws with helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of Idaho

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Idaho was 1,634,464 on July 11, 2014, a 4.27% increase since 2010 Census.

The State of Idaho has 44 counties.

State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits

  • Amount: No Restrictions
  • Return Deadline:  21 days, or up to 30 days if landlord and tenant agree

Fees and Notice

  • Applications Fees: No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  3 Days
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent:  No Statute

Landlord Disclosures

  • Idaho Required Landlord Disclosures:  None statewide but check local or county ordinances
  • The Lead Disclosure Rule:  Federal law requires that before signing a lease for housing built before 1978, renters must receive The Lead Based Paint EPA Disclosure and Lead Based Paint EPA Pamphlet

Real Estate Links

Federal Government

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act:  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports

Tenant Screening

  • Counties covered:  Ada,   Adams,   Bannock,   Bear Lake,   Benewah,   Bingham,   Blaine,   Boise,   Bonner,   Bonneville,   Boundary,   Butte,   Camas,   Canyon,   Caribou,   Cassia,   Clark,   Clearwater,   Custer,   Elmore,   Franklin,   Fremont,   Gem,   Gooding,   Idaho,   Jefferson,   Jerome,   Kootenai,   Latah,   Lemhi,   Lewis,   Lincoln,   Madison,   Minidoka,   Nez Perce,   Oneida,   Owyhee,   Payette,   Power,   Shoshone,   Teton,   Twin Falls,   Valley,   Washington
  • Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Options for Tenant Screening Packages and Prices

Last Updated: April 8, 2020