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"Sample" Iowa plate

Amateur radio call letter plate


If you currently have a personalized plate and would like to switch your personalized message from that plate to a new plate design you will need to complete the mail in form as we currently cannot complete this process online. On the mail-in form, enter your current plate number/message in the space provided in Section A of the form and then re-enter the same information in Section B.

The following Iowa license plates are available as a SAMPLE for a fee of $3 per plate. 

Air Force Cross Legion of Merit
Airman's Medal Love Our Kids
Blackout Medal of Honor
Breast Cancer Awareness Motorcycle rider education
Bronze Star National Guard
Cattlemen Care Natural resources
Collegiate Navy/Marine Corps Medal
County Navy Cross
Decal license plate Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness
Distinguished Service Cross Pearl Harbor Veteran
Ducks Unlimited Persons with Disabilities
Education Purple Heart
Emergency medical services Retired military
Ex-prisoner of war Share the Road
Firefighter Shriners Help Kids
God Bless America Silver Star
Gold Star Soldier's Medal
Iowa Heritage Veteran
How to apply Iowa "Sample" Plate Order Form
Completed 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

Telephone: 515-237-3110