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Driver's License

The following topics are covered in this section:

Hours of Operation

Renew your license 30 days before or 60 days after your birthday. If your license has been expired for over one year, full testing (computer and skills) will be required.

License/ID Services | 8:00 am – 4:15 pm (last appt. at 3:30 pm)
Computer Test | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Skills Driving Test | by appointment only

  • Skills tests can be scheduled after passing the computer exam
  • No motorcycles or CDL skills testing in Monona County. You may Contact a state DOT station to find a motorcycle or CDL testing location.

Out-of-County Convenience Fee

As of July 1, 2023, out-of-county residents will be assessed a $10 convenience fee on all driver's license and ID transactions. 

This fee does not apply to motor vehicle or property tax transactions.

Customers must either reside in Monona County or own land in Monona County to avoid the fee. All Iowa DOT license and ID service fees still apply in addition to this out-of-county convenience fee being managed by the county. The new out-of-county convenience fee was recently approved by the Iowa DOT and is being adopted by a majority of county offices throughout the state.

Transactions at driver's license stations operated directly by the Iowa DOT, such as those in Sioux City and Council Bluffs are not subject to the convenience fee, regardless of county of residence.

Services & Testing

Under 18: Permits, School License, Intermediate

Renewals

Issuance 

Drive Testing

Duplicate/Replacement Cards

Identification Cards

Commercial Drivers Licence (CDL)

REAL ID Requirements

Optional Designations (Veterans, Organ Donor, etc.)


Address Change

If you are an Iowa resident and have moved to a new residence, the cost to update the address shown on your drivers license or identification card is $10. 

If you have moved to Iowa from another state or country, please see the section "New to Iowa" for more information about the requirements to be issued in Iowa. You can also inquire more with the Iowa DOT website for more information.


New to Iowa?

Learn how to get an Iowa driver's license:

  • If you have the REAL ID in the state you’re moving from, 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 you do not have the REAL ID on your out of-state-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.).

Iowa Department of Transportation

For questions regarding your drivers license or driving record information, please call the Iowa DOT at (515) 244-8725. You also have the option to go to the Iowa DOT website to chat or email.


Certified Driving Records

To obtain a copy of your certified driving record, please visit the Iowa DOT website.


Concerned about a loved one's safety while driving?

Please check out the Iowa DOT's resources on aging and safe driving.