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Seven license plates approved by the 2011 legislative session

A law was passed in 2011 providing for the following new plates.
Before any of the new seven plates can be applied for or manufactured, the following requirements must be met.
  • Each plate must have 250 start-up orders requesting a plate type accompanied by a $20 processing fee. (The $20 processing fee is separate from the plate fee and therefore cannot be credited to any of the special license plates once they are available.)   
  • The plates will not be available and cannot be applied for until the required 250 start-up orders have been received.
  • Applications for the start-up orders can be obtained online at Application for the 2011 Legislative License Plate Start-up Fee Orders, by calling the Office of Vehicle Services at 515-237-3110, faxing a request to 515-237-3056 or by e-mailing at vehser@dot.iowa.gov.

Note: As required by legislation authorizing production of these plates, plates listed above may only be manufactured or issued after the department receives 250 start-up orders for the specific plate.

Once 250 start-up orders have been received and processed for a plate type, the application to order the actual plates will be available online at www.iowadot.gov/mvd, by calling the Iowa DOT's Office of Vehicle Services at 515-237-3110 or by e-mail at vehser@dot.iowa.gov.

The cost and restrictions for each plate type are as follows:

 
Fallen Officer plate artworkFallen Peace Officer plate
 
  • 250 paid $20 start-up orders requesting the Fallen Peace Officer plate must be received.
  • Application for actual Fallen Peace Officer plate completed once 250 start-up orders have been received.
  • Fee for a numbered regular plate with the emblem is $35 with a $10 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Fee for a personalized plate with the emblem is $60 with a $15 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Anyone who is the owner of a vehicle may apply.

The fees collected for these plates will be appropriated to the Iowa Department of Public Safety who in turn shall distribute the funds in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations that provide resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

PDFApplication for the 2011 Legislative License Plate Start-up
Fee Orders


Now available in production

Get the fallen peace officer plate
Civil War Sesquicentennial plate  Civil War Sesquicentennial plate
 
  • 250 paid $20 start-up orders requesting the Civil War Sesquicentennial plates must be received.
  • Application for actual the Civil War Sesquicentennial plate completed once 250 start-up orders have been received.
  • Fee for a numbered regular plate with the emblem is $25 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Fee for a personalized plate with the emblem is $50 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Anyone who is the owner of a vehicle may apply.

The fees collected for these plates will be appropriated to the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs to be used for the Iowa Battle Flag project.

PDFApplication for the 2011 Legislative License Plate Start-up
Fee Orders


24 start-up
orders received
Combat Infantryman Badge
Combat Infantryman
Badge plate

 
  • 250 paid $20 start-up orders requesting Combat Infantryman Badge plates must be received.
  • Application for actual Combat Infantryman Badge plate completed once 250 start-up orders have been received.
  • Fee for a numbered regular plate with the emblem is $25 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Fee for a personalized plate with the emblem is $50 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • The owner of a vehicle who was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge may apply.
  • Must present satisfactory proof of the award when applying for the plate.

The fees collected for these plates will be appropriated to the Veterans License Fee Fund.

PDFApplication for the 2011 Legislative License Plate Start-up
Fee Orders


18 start-up
orders received
Combat Action Badge, Army
Combat Action Badge plate  
  • 250 paid $20 start-up orders requesting Combat Action Badge plates must be received.
  • Application for actual Combat Action Badge plate completed once 250 start-up orders have been received.
  • Fee for a numbered regular plate with the emblem is $25 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Fee for a personalized plate with the emblem is $50 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • The owner of a vehicle who was awarded the Combat Action Badge may apply.
  • Must present satisfactory proof of the award when applying for the plate.

The fees collected for these plates will be appropriated to the Veterans License Fee Fund.

PDFApplication for the 2011 Legislative License Plate Start-up
Fee Orders


12 start-up
orders received
 Combat Action Ribbon
 
U.S. Coast Guard Combat Action Ribbon U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Marine Corp and U.S. Navy Combat Action Ribbon

U.S. Marine Corp/U.S. Navy

  • 250 paid $20 start-up orders requesting Combat Action Ribbon U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corp/U.S. Navy plates must be received.
  • Application for actual Combat Action Ribbon U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corp/U.S. Navy plate completed once 250 start-up orders have been received.
  • Fee for a numbered regular plate with the emblem is $25 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Fee for a personalized plate with the emblem is $50 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • The owner of a vehicle who was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon may apply.
  • Must present satisfactory proof of the award when applying for the plate.

The fees collected for these plates will be appropriated to the Veterans License Fee Fund.

PDFApplication for the 2011 Legislative License Plate Start-up
Fee Orders


5 start-up
orders received
Air Force Combat Action MedalAirforce Combat Action Medal plate
 
  • 250 paid $20 start-up orders requesting Airforce Combat Action Medal plates must be received.
  • Application for actual Airforce Combat Action Medal plate completed once 250 start-up orders have been received.
  • Fee for a numbered regular plate with the emblem is $25 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Fee for a personalized plate with the emblem is $50 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • The owner of a vehicle who was awarded the Airforce Combat Action Medal may apply.
  • Must present satisfactory proof of the award when applying for the plate.

The fees collected for these plates will be appropriated to the Veterans License Fee Fund.

PDFApplication for the 2011 Legislative License Plate Start-up
Fee Orders


0 start-up
orders received
Combat Medical Badge Combat Medical Badge plate
 
  • 250 paid $20 start-up orders requesting Combat Medical Badge plates must be received.
  • Application for actual Combat Medical Badge plate completed once 250 start-up orders have been received.
  • Fee for a numbered regular plate with the emblem is $25 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Fee for a personalized plate with the emblem is $50 with a $5 renewal fee that is in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • The owner of a vehicle who was awarded the Combat Medical Badge may apply.
  • Must present satisfactory proof of the award when applying for the plate.

The fees collected for these plates will be appropriated to the Veterans License Fee Fund.

PDFApplication for the 2011 Legislative License Plate Start-up
Fee Orders


3 start-up
orders received