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Driver's License

Alert

Driver's License is by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please call 515-433-0522 or email Shelby at slindmark@boonecounty.iowa.gov or Stephanie at shinderaker@boonecounty.iowa.gov to set up an appointment.

County Convenience Fee

July 1, 2023 legislation was passed to allow county DL locations to begin collecting a $10 convenience fee for Driver's License or State ID transactions completed for customers that are not residents of the county in which they’re being served. Starting September 1, 2023 Boone County will charge the $10 convenience fee for non residents of the county

Hours & Locations

Renew your license 6 months before or 60 days after your birthday. If your license has been expired for over one year, full testing (computer and skills) is required.

General Hours & Appointments

Driver's license services are available Monday through Friday by appointment only. Please call 515-433-0522 to setup an appointment.

  • Renewals | 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m  By appointment only 
  • Knowledge Test | 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m By appointment only 
    Students can take the web-based knowledge test that is required to obtain a driver’s instruction permit in the comfort of their own home. Visit https://iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/skip-the-trip
  • Drive Tests | Tuesday and Thursday mornings
    By appointment only 

    Please bring your current registration & proof of insurance to your appointment; if you are 10mins late, we will have to reschedule.
  • Motorcycle Skills Test Wednesday mornings
    By appointment only 

    Please bring your current registration and proof of insurance to your appointment. Protective gear requried; helmet, long pants and closed toed shoes. If it rains, or the course is wet, there will be no testing.

You may also email to set up an appointment:
Shelby at slindmark@boonecounty.iowa.gov 
Stephanie at shinderaker@boonecounty.iowa.gov
 

Services

County Convenience Fee

July 1, 2023 legislation was passed to allow county DL locations to begin collecting a $10 convenience fee for Driver's License or State ID transactions completed for customers that are not residents of the county in which they’re being served.  Starting September 1, 2023 Boone County will charge the $10 convenience fee for non residents of the county.

Permit Test Requirements

  • Birth certificate
    • Certified state copy of the birth certificate (the hospital birth certificate with baby footprints will not be sufficient)
  • Social security card
  • Address Verification
    • You must also bring two printed document showing your current name and current Iowa residential address. This could be a report card, medical form, sports enrollment paperwork, or a piece of mail you have received. The address must be a physical address where you reside and not a post office box.
  • A parent must be present at the appointment or this Parent Consent Form (Iowa DOT Form 430018) must be completed prior to the appointment

School Permit Requirements

  • Completed and passed Driver's Education
  • 6 months of having a permit with no accidents or citations
  • Completed Affidavit for Minor School License (Iowa DOT Form 430021)

Renewals

Renewals are $4 per year for basic renewals. Motorcycle endorsements are an additional $2 per year.

  • Renewal Requirements
    • 8-year renewals | 18 to 72-year-olds
    • 7-year renewals | 73-year-olds
    • 6-year renewals | 74-year-olds
    • 5-year renewals | 75-year-olds
    • 4-year renewals | 76-year-olds
    • 3-year renewals | 77-year-olds
    • 2-year renewals | 78-year-olds and older

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Check made out to Treasurer, State of Iowa
  • Debit/credit cards for an additional $1.50 fee

Duplicate/Replacement

Duplicates cost $10. Which include but are not limited to: Address Update, Name Change, Lost, adding the REAL ID, etc.

Identification Cards

  • In Iowa, you can have an ID card or a driver's license; you are not allowed to have both. 
  • Iowa non-operator’s ID cards will be issued with an expiration date of eight years.

Commercial Drivers Licence (CDL)

CDLs are $8 per year, plus the cost of endorsements if being issued for the first time. If you have the hazmat endorsement, testing is required at renewal time. Every five years, fingerprints and background checks are required as well. More information can be found on the Iowa DOT website.

If you have a CDL you must certify if you are interstate or intrastate. Intrastate includes using your CDL only within the state of Iowa while interstate is using your CDL while outside of the state of Iowa. If you certify as non-excepted interstate you will need the following:

Failure to comply with the required timeline will result in a downgrade of your CDL. 

See the diagram below for more information on interstate vs intrastate.

Commercial Driver's License Chart
Click on the image to view a PDF version

Reminder! CDL holders must bring in their birth certificate, passport or INS document to renew if they don’t have a Real ID. 

CDL Requirements

Optional  Designations

  • Veteran Designation
  • Organ and Tissue Donor Designation
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing Designation
  • Medical Advance Directive Designation
  • Medical Alert Designation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Designation

For more information and required documents please see the Iowa DOT website or click the button below.

Optional Designations

REAL ID Requirements

  • Deadline: May 7, 2025
  • Typical documents needed (you will need all three):
    • Identity
      • Birth certificate or valid passport
    • Social security
      • Proof of social security (social security card, anything listing your full social security number or social security number affidavit for driver's license or identification card services)
    • Residency
      • Two pieces of mail
    • You may also need proof of legal name change, if applicable
      • If your legal name has changed, you will need to bring in your certified legal name change documents (i.e. certified marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.).
    • To change your existing license to the Real ID license it is $10 if not at renewal time.

Iowa DOT REAL ID Info    View REAL ID flyer

Address Change

In-state address changes cost $10 and can be done through a verbal address update. If from out of state, please visit the Iowa DOT website for more information.

New to Iowa?

Learn how to get an Iowa driver's license.

  • You will need to bring:
    • Proof of identity (passport, birth certificate, INS documents)
    • Proof of social security (social security card, anything listing your full social security number or social security number affidavit for driver's license or identification card services)
    • Proof of residency x 2 (2 pieces of mail)
    • If your legal name has changed, you will need to bring in your certified legal name change documents (i.e. certified marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.)

For additional forms, please check out the online forms. 

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