PLEASE NOTE: The previous plate design will be issued until individual county treasurers deplete their existing inventory. Contact your local treasurer prior to ordering to see if the new design below is available in your area. Plates such as collegiate, DNR, and government designs will not change.
*Please note there are different requirements depending upon plate choice. Be sure to review the specific information for each plate (motorcycle or small plates cannot have more than six letters/characters).
Personalized plates may be purchased as a gift. Gift certificates will be mailed to the purchaser
Order online (You will need an Iowa Driver's license or ID and a credit card to complete the transaction.)
Complete the Special Plate Application form, print and mail with the fees that are due.
Completed paper applications may be returned to your county treasurer's office or the following address.
Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services
Iowa Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9278
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9278
Your plates will be sent to your county treasurer's office and staff will notify you when your plates are available. 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.