Decal license plate

View decals currently available for placement on the decal plate

Find out more about decal plates

*Please note there are different requirements depending upon plate choice. Be sure to review the specific information for each plate.

Eligible vehicles Automobiles
Multipurpose vehicles
Sport utility vehicles
Motor homes
Trailers and travel trailers
Numbered Plates
  • If plate is requested at the time of initial application for registration and certificate of title for the vehicle, there is no cost.
  • There is a $5.00 replacement fee to switch from any plate type to a numbered decal plate.
  • Owner must surrender current plates to County Treasurer.
Personalized plates fees
  • $25.00 personalized plate fees if new personalization or switching to personalization which is 5 characters or less. These plates can be ordered online.
  • If retaining plate text which is 5 characters or less, there is no additional personalized plate fee at the time of switching plates. 
  • $5.00 annual personalization fee.
  • These fees are in addition to the annual vehicle registration renewal fee.
Restrictions Personalized license plates may consist of up to five characters and numbers. All personalized plate choices must have at least two characters.
  • No punctuation marks are allowed.
  • No denoting a government agency (i.e., DOT).
  • No display of characters that are sexual in connotation.
  • No characters suggesting profane, obscene or inflammatory words or phrases, or those contrary to public policy.
  • No characters or words defined in dictionaries as a term of vulgarity, contempt, prejudice, hostility, insult, or racial or ethnic degradation.
  • No characters considered to be offensive.
  • No characters that conflict with the regular license numbering system.
  • Recognized as a swear word.
  • Reference to an illegal substance or criminal act.
  • Any foreign word falling in any of these categories.
  • Cannot be all numbers.
How to apply

Order online (You will need an Iowa Driver's license or ID and a credit card to complete the transaction.)

Your plates will be sent to your county treasurer's office and staff will notify you when your plates are available. Typical processing time is 3-6 weeks. Plates must be assigned to a vehicle within 90 days or the plates will be voided and no refund issued. Your current plates must be exchanged for your new plates.

For questions

Telephone: 515-237-3110


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