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Ex-Prisoner of War plate

Who is eligible Motor vehicle owner or part owner who is a former prisoner of war. A surviving spouse may continue to use the plates. If the surviving spouse remarries, the plates shall be returned for regular plates.
Special requirements A copy of any official government or military document that verifies prisoner of war status or a signature of a witness is required.
Eligible vehicles: Automobiles
Multipurpose vehicles
Sport utility vehicles
Vans
Motorcycles
Trucks
Motor homes
Trailers and travel trailers
Numbered plates No initial fee
$15 annual registration renewal fee
Personalized plates Not available as a personalized plate.
How to apply Ex-Prisoner of War License Plate Application

Applications may also be obtained from your county treasurer's office or the following address.

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

Telephone: 515-237-3110
E-mail:  vehser@dot.iowa.gov

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.