How can I find out how much I owe for my court fines that are suspending my license?
You may find the balance for your fines by looking them up using Iowa Courts Online. You can pay your fines online using the Iowa Courts Online payment service
. Otherwise, you can call or visit the clerk of court in the county where the fine is owed to determine the current balance. Their contact information is on the official notice of suspension.
How can I pay my fines?
Court fines can be paid in full directly to the clerk of court either online
or in person. Please provide your receipt or confirmation of online payment to the Iowa DOT to end your suspension.
I am not able to pay the fine in full, is there a payment plan available?
A payment plan referred to as either the License Reinstatement Program or County Attorney Payment Plan (CAPP) may be available. You can apply for this program by contacting the county attorney’s office* in the county where the fine is due. If that county does not offer the program, contact the county attorney’s office in the county where you live or the county nearest you that offers the program.
Find your county attorney’s office contact information
*Note: The License Reinstatement Program in Linn County is administered through the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.
If the fine is less than 60 days past due, the Iowa Department of Revenue’s central collection unit (CCU) may also offer a payment plan. You may contact them by calling 515-725-0229 and asking for the “License Reinstatement Program.”
How does a payment plan with the county attorney’s office work?
Staff with the county attorney’s office will work with you to set up the details of your payments. Once the plan is finalized, your first payment will be sent to the clerk of court. The clerk of court will then ask the Iowa Department of Transportation to withdraw the suspension(s) for failure to pay the fine(s).
If I start a payment plan will I automatically get my license back?
A payment plan with the county attorney only ends suspensions for non-payment of fines. If your license is suspended, revoked, or barred for another reason, you can check with the DOT to see if you are eligible for a Temporary Restricted License (TRL/work permit) and to see if you have other reinstatement requirements to meet. You can view your reinstatement requirements by logging into https://mymvd.iowadot.gov
I owe court fines out of state. What can I do to end the suspension for failure to pay the fine?
If you owe court fines to another state, you must contact that state to determine a way to pay the fine or make a payment arrangement. The contact information for the court in the other state is included on your official notice of suspension from the Iowa Department of Transportation.