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