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Legion of Merit plate

Who is eligible A vehicle owner who has been awarded the Legion of Merit as established by the Congress of the United States. A surviving spouse may continue to use the Legion of Merit plate. If the surviving spouse remarries, the plates shall be returned for regular plates.
Requirements A copy of the official military order DD214 or other documentation approved by the Iowa Office of The Adjutant General verifying the receipt of the Legion of Merit.
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 fee with no additional validation fee at time of renewal
Only one set of the Legion of Merit plates will be available at the $15 fee, additional sets will include usual registration/validation fee at time of renewals.
Personalized plates Not available as a personalized plate.
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
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.