Motor Vehicle Division

Services and appointments

Vehicle registrations, license plates, and titling services are processed at a county treasurer’s office. Please contact the county treasurer in the county appropriate for your transaction, using the Iowa counties map.

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

Driver’s license and ID services customers may have a variety of options to receive services. Use our service selector to find out your options. Please note that if you must come into an Iowa DOT-operated service center you will need to make an appointment. 

Iowa driver's license service centers

To find a driver's license issuance site and view the hours of service, enter your city and state in the box or click on the map below - it does not have to be in the county where you reside.

Save time by coming prepared

Find out what documents you need to get your Iowa license or ID for the first time or to get your REAL ID gold star.

DOT drivers license stations  DOT driver's license service centers
County drivers license offices  County drivers license offices

Vehicle registration and titling information

Vehicle registration is handled by your county treasurer's office. Please contact them for questions regarding your registration fees.

Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services

Mailing address

Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services
P.O. Box 10382
Des Moines, IA  50306-0382


Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services
6310 SE Convenience Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50021


Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Holiday closings

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2022
Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 5, 2022
Veterans Day
Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Monday, Dec. 26, 2022
New Years Day
Monday, Jan. 2, 2023


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