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Amateur radio call letter plate

Eligible vehicles Automobiles
Multipurpose vehicles
Sport utility vehicles
Motor homes
Trailers and travel trailers
Plate fee
  • $5 initial fee
  • $5 annual validation fee at time of renewal plus vehicle registration renewal fee
Restrictions Applicants must have an amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission
How to apply

Special Plate Application

Completed applications may be returned to your county treasurer's office or the following address.

Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services
Iowa Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9278
Des Moines, Iowa  50306-9278

Telephone: 515-237-3110

Your plates will be sent to your county treasurer's office and staff will notify you when your plates are available. Plates must be assigned to a vehicle within 90 days or the plates will be voided and no refund issued. Your current plates must be exchanged for your new plates.