Iowa Department of Transportation – Office of Driver Services
If you’re looking for information about the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles, you’ve come to the right place. In Iowa, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Driver Services handles just about everything you’ll need (and need to know) as an Iowa driver. From getting your Iowa learners permit to paying your registration, the Iowa DOT is the organization that’s responsible for regulating the state’s driver activity.
How to Find an Iowa DOT Office
The Iowa Department of Transportation operates numerous Driver Services offices throughout the state. It’s easy to find the one that’s closest to you. Simply visit the Driver Services location page. You can enter your ZIP code or click on the site’s map to find your local DOT Driver Services office.
Appointments with the Iowa DOT
If you want to save yourself a trip to your local Iowa DOT office, there are several online options for you. The Iowa DOT will allow you to renew your drivers license and auto registration online. You can also change your address, order specialty or personalized license plates, and you may even be able to access your driving record. For more information, you can visit the Iowa DOT Online Services page.
Iowa DOT Driving and Vehicle Forms
Even if you do need to go to an Iowa DOT Driver Services office in person, you may be able to save some time by downloading and completing required forms at home. For a complete listing of the Iowa DOT forms that you can download and print out, visit the Forms page.
The Iowa Point System and Your Iowa Driving Record
Like many states, Iowa uses a point system to penalize drivers for various violations. Violations are assigned a number of points depending on their severity; Iowa drivers who accumulate more than 6 moving violations in 2 years or less may be labelled an habitual offender. It is possible to have points reduced from your record by attending a state-approved defensive driving school.