Classification: Non-registration state

Registration Fee: n/a

Renewal Fee: n/a

Registration Expiration: n/a

Idaho is classified as a non-registration state because there is no state franchise registration, business opportunity exemption registration, or other franchise disclosures required by the state. The only law that could potentially affect franchisors in Idaho is the state’s “Limitations on Right to Sue” statute, which is codified at Idaho Code § 29-110. This law nullifies provisions in franchise agreements that limit the venue where, or time in which, a franchisee can file a lawsuit against a franchisor for violation of the franchise agreement.

Thus, franchisors in Idaho only need to comply with the requirements of the Federal Trade Commission Amended Franchise Rule, 16 C.F.R. §§ 436.1 et seq., which, among other things, requires Idaho franchisors to disclose to a validly issued FDD prior to entering into a franchise agreement or accepting any payments from a Idaho franchisee.

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