FAQ Answer - Special Plates


How do I get personalized plates?


Order Online
Please visit the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Personalized and Specialty Plates page to complete your order through a new and easy online process.

Mailed Application
Or complete a Special Plate Application (PDF) and mail it to:
Iowa DOT Office of Vehicle Services
P.O. Box 9278
Des Moines, IA 50306-9278

Receiving Your Personalized or Specialty Plates
The plates will be mailed to the Treasurer's Office. We will send you notification when the plates are in. You will need to surrender your old plates to receive your new plates.