Driver's license/ID

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COVID-19 – Read below to determine the best way to receive services during this time.

Driver’s license and ID services customers may have a variety of options to receive services. Use our service selector to find out your options. Please note that if you must come into an Iowa DOT-operated service center you will need to make an appointment. Walk-in customers will not be served.

Please note: Face masks are expected during visits to the service centers.


Lost or stolen Iowa driver's licenses

Iowa driver's license

While in Iowa

If your Iowa driver's license has been lost or stolen, you may apply for a duplicate at any Iowa driver's license issuance site by scheduling an appointment. The fee will be $10. Please bring one of the following for proof of identification:

  • Official birth certificate (not the one with baby footprints)
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Most recent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services immigration or refugee document

If your lost or stolen card did not have the REAL ID gold star and would like your replacement to include it, find out what documents you need.

While out of state

If your Iowa driver's license has been lost or stolen and you are unable to apply for a duplicate because you are out of state, you may apply for a temporary driving permit (TDP).

Please note that a temporary driving permit is not valid for identification purposes.

You must make an application in writing and include the following:

  • Your full name.
  • Your signature.
  • Your driver's license or Social Security number.
  • Your date of birth.
  • An out-of-state address and/or out-of-state fax number.
  • Let us know if you want the TDP mailed to your out-of-state address or faxed to an out-of-state fax number.
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

Mail or fax your application to:

Iowa Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9204
Des Moines, Iowa  50306-9204
Telephone: 515-244-8725
Fax: 515-239-1837

Scanned copied can be emailed to: