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ATTENTION MOTOR CARRIERS

Get the latest transportation-related COVID-19 updates and information for Motor Carriers at https://iowadot.gov/covid-19/Public-Response#motorcarriers.

Motor Carrier Services
Get information about your options for receiving motor vehicle services

If you have checked our online service options and have determined that you need to come see us in person, appointments are available at our Ankeny location only.

You will need to make an appointment. Walk-in customers will not be served. Click the button below to make a motor carrier services appointment.

Attention icon 2021 UCR Registration Period will Begin on October 1, 2020

Registration for the 2021 UCR registration year will open October 1, 2020. Fees will remain the same as 2020 and are currently listed on the UCR Website (https://plan.ucr.gov/). Registration and payment can be made at ucr.gov.

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Attention icon Due to staffing limitations your transactions may take longer than normal.

Attention icon Launch of the new IRP & IFTA system

With the new system there will be changes. Below are four changes you can prepare for now.

  • You must have a valid email address. If you don’t have one, you will need to create one.
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  • In order to receive a temporary authority, you must pay your transaction fees first. You can pay online through ePay using either a credit card, debit card, check, or you can set up an escrow account. You may also mail in your payment or call in with your credit card information.
  • If you still have annual plates (plates that require a new sticker every year with your registration month), you will automatically be switched to permanent plates at your renewal time once the new system goes live.

We will keep you posted on the date our new system will go live online and by email. Please keep an eye out for communications from the DOT. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

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IFTA / IRP filing
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IFTA/IRP filing

Oversize / Overweight / Trip permits

Oversize/Overweight permits

APPORTION PLATE CHANGES COMING

Beginning with the 2021 registration year, Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services (VMCS) will no longer issue apportioned plates that require an annual decal and will only issue permanent apportioned plates that do not require stickers. With this announcement VMCS is encouraging customers to change any existing annual plates to permanent plates at their renewal time. Effective immediately any new vehicles added to fleets will receive permanent plates. Learn more.

 

Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety (MCRS)

All IRP commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) registered within a Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) State must have a MCRS assigned to it. Learn more.

 

Iowa fuel tax rates

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Form 2290 filing requirements and information

Form 2290 filing requirements 60-day rule
IRS Trucking Tax Center