Iowa Driver’s License Status

Before everything, you should get familiar with all the basic rules about driver’s license in Iowa. Drivers in this state must not drive under the influence of alcohol or any type of drug. The alcohol concentration your organism can maximally have is .08. Despite that, the Iowa state law determines that every driver on the territory of the state needs to pass the urine, blood, and breath test when the officers require that. In other words, you can’t refuse to do that even when you know that you haven’t consumed any type of alcohol and drugs.

Online

The online method of checking the status of a driver’s license/ID request is the most popular one because it is practical and easy. There are a couple of ways of how you can do that. The first one is to go to e-verify.gov. The entire process is described in the link that we attached.

On the other hand, you can also do that at mymvd.iowadot.gov. Enter your first name in the first box, and the last name in the second box exactly as it is written on your license or identification card (e.g. Matthew instead of Matt). The other essential thing to be careful with is to use the LAST 5 digits of your social security number because many people make mistakes by entering only the last 4 digits. In case you have some problems while using an online service, there are two ways how you can solve it. You can call 515-244-1052 or send a mail to myMVD@iowadot.us

How can I contact the Iowa Driver and Identification Services?

  • You can do that over Iowa Driver and Identification Services in five different ways
  • Mailing Address -Driver and Identification ServicesP.O. Box 9204, Des Moines, IA 50306-9204
  • Physical Address -Driver and Identification Services, 6310 SE Convenience Blvd. Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Telephone -515-244-9124 – Local Des Moines, 515-244-8725 – Local Des Moines
  • FAX– 515-239-1837 – Local Ames
  • E-mail – Driver.Services@iowadot.us

You have 3 options for getting your driving record.

1.You can visit an Office of Driver Services location and complete the Privacy Act Agreement for Request of Motor Vehicle Records  (fill the sections A and D). You should pay $5.50 to receive a copy of your Iowa driving record.

2.You can mail a request form to the: Office of Driver Services, Iowa Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 9204, Des Moines, IA 50306. Pay $5.50 to receive a copy of your Iowa driving record. All mail requests require a check for the fee charged. Checks need to be addressed to “Treasurer, State of Iowa.”

3.You can view a digital copy of the record online. Visit the Iowa Department of Transportation’s myMVD website and enter identifying information. You will need to fulfill in your name, date of birth, last five digits in your Social Security number, and Iowa driver’s license number. Be prepared to pay the $1.50 service fee charged, as well as the $5.50 processing fee to view your record online.

Ordering an Iowa Driving Record

For requesting your own certified IA driving record, you can choose from 3 options:  in personby mail, or online.

For requesting someone else’s certified IA driver record, you only have 2 options: by mail or in person. Also, you will need to attach proof of their written consent.

In Person or By Mail

Complete sections A and D if you are requesting your driving record in the Privacy Act Agreement For Request of Motor Vehicle Records (Form 431069). You will need to bring your driver’s license or some else identification card. If you are requesting the driver record of another person, you will need to have written consent. The Payment will be charged a $5.50 fee. If you are ordering the record by mail, do not forget to address the payment to the “Treasurer, State of Iowa.”

Bring everything we mentioned above to your local Iowa DMV office, or mail them to Driver & Identification Services, Iowa Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 9204, Des Moines, IA 50306

Online

Note: you can only order your own certified Iowa driving record online.

For requesting another person’s driving record, you can do that by mail or in person at the Iowa DMV office with written consent.

Visit the Iowa myMVD website and share information like your name, date of birth, the last 5 digits of your Social Security number (SSN), and Iowa driver’s license number or identification card number. You will be charged the $5.50 fee, plus a $1.50 service charge. You can pay with a credit or debit card.

Correct Errors on Your IA Driving Record

You should be careful and make sure your IA driver record is correct. Incorrect information can lead to increased car insurance premiums, fines, and even driver’s license suspension.

For correcting your Iowa driving record, contact the IA Department of Transportation at:

(800) 532-1121 (toll-free in Iowa only) or (515) 244-8725.

Privacy Act Agreement For Request of Motor Vehicle Records

For request, your Iowa DOT driving record or another person’s driving record for reasons allowed by law, follow the instruction below.

How to Request Records

Records can be researched by vehicle identification number, name, title number, and license plate number. The request can only be accepted in writing, by fax, or in person.You won’t get the information if the payment is not made

Note: 

The Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, Pub. No. 106-69, }350(b) or 18 U.S.C. 2721, and

Iowa Code 321.11 prohibits the disclosure of personal information about any individual from a motor vehicle record to the public without the written consent of the person to whom the information pertains.

Personal information about motor vehicle records may be released under provisions of the: Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act and Iowa Code 321.11., Office of Vehicle & Motor, Carrier Services, Iowa Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 9278, Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9278, Fax: 515-237-3056

Fees

  • For searches, the fee is $5/15 minutes or a fraction thereof
  • For computer copies, the fee is $1/printed record
  • For photocopies, the fee is $0.10/printed record
  • For certified copies, the fee is $0.50/printed record
  • For escrow accounts, escrow accounts need to be established.

Privacy Act Agreement for Request of Motor Vehicle Records

For getting personal information from motor vehicle records and/or by plate number, you need to complete the necessary Privacy Act Agreement For Request of Motor Vehicle Records form. After completing it, you need to get approval. Mail it to the: Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services, Iowa Department of Transportation , P.O. Box 9278, Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9278.