In light of COVID-19 - If your vehicle registration is expired or expiring you do not need to renew at this time. We suggest you wait until the declared disaster has ended.
If you purchased a vehicle, you will not need to obtain the title and registration within 30 days. If you purchased your vehicle from a dealer, you will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over.
Get information about your options for receiving motor vehicle services
If your vehicle cannot be titled or registered by your county treasurer because you do not have the proper title documents, you may be able to file a bond as a condition of obtaining a title and registration plates.
File a complaint
Complaint forms from the Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement are used for false odometer statements, fraud, and more.
Properly dispose of a vehicle
If you are the owner of a motor vehicle in the State of Iowa and want to dispose of your vehicle to an individual, dealer or recycler, or to donate it to a nonprofit organization, follow these recommended steps.
Seller’s checklist and buyer’s acknowledgment
Includes procedures and helpful acknowledgment form to be used when vehicle is delivered to new owner.
Selling a vehicle in Iowa
Selling a vehicle can be simple. Before advertising the vehicle, make sure you understand state and federal requirements to avoid problems between you and the buyer.