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Driver's License

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Driver's License is by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101.

Driver's License services are offered on the Ground Level of the Poweshiek County Courthouse at 302 E. Main St. in Montezuma. For convenience, use the Liberty St. entrance (south doors) and take the stairs or elevator to the "Ground Level."

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) are required.

Driver's License services are offered Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.

  • Testing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Drive tests are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment only.
  • Phone: 641-623-3101
  • Fax: 641-623-2875
  • Email: driverlicense@poweshiekcounty.org

Note: Poweshiek County does not offer motorcycle skills or commercial driver testing.


Permit Test Requirements

  • All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.
  • Birth certificate
    • Certified state copy of the birth certificate (the hospital birth certificate with baby footprints will not be sufficient)
  • Social security card
  • A parent must be present at the appointment or this Parent Consent Form (Iowa DOT Form 430018) must be completed prior to the appointment

School Permit Requirements

  • All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.
  • Completed and passed Driver's Education
  • 6 months of having a permit with no accidents or citations
  • Completed Affidavit for Minor School License (Iowa DOT Form 430021)

Renewals

Renewals are $4 per year for basic renewals. Motorcycle endorsements are an additional $2 per year.

  • All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.
  • Renewal Requirements
    • 8-year renewals | 18 to 72-year-olds
    • 7-year renewals | 73-year-olds
    • 6-year renewals | 74-year-olds
    • 5-year renewals | 75-year-olds
    • 4-year renewals | 76-year-olds
    • 3-year renewals | 77-year-olds
    • 2-year renewals | 78-year-olds and older

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Check made out to Treasurer, State of Iowa
  • Debit/credit cards for an additional fee

Duplicate/Replacement

All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.
Duplicates cost $10.

Identification Cards

  • All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.
  • In Iowa, you can have an ID card or a driver's license; you are not allowed to have both. 
  • Iowa non-operator’s ID cards will be issued with an expiration date of eight years.

Commercial Drivers Licence (CDL)

All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.

CDLs are $8 per year. If you have the hazmat endorsement, testing is required at renewal time. Every five years, fingerprints and background checks are required as well. More information can be found on the Iowa DOT website.

If you have a CDL you must certify if you are interstate or intrastate. Intrastate includes using your CDL only within the state of Iowa while interstate is using your CDL while outside of the state of Iowa. If you certify as non-excepted interstate you will need the following:

Failure to comply with the required timeline will result in a downgrade of your CDL. 

See the diagram below for more information on interstate vs intrastate.

Reminder! CDL holders must bring in their birth certificate, passport or INS document to renew if they don’t have a Real ID. 

REAL ID Requirements

  • All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.
  • Deadline: May 2023
  • Typical documents needed (you will need all three):
    • Identity
      • State-certified birth certificate or valid passport
    • Social security
      • Card or 1099/W-2 with full number listed on document
    • Residency
      • Two pieces of mail
    • You may also need proof of legal name change, if applicable
      • 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.).
    • To change your existing license to the Real ID license it is $10 if not at renewal time.

Iowa DOT REAL ID Info

Address Change

All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.

In-state address changes cost $10 and can be done through a verbal address update. If from out of state, please visit the Iowa DOT website for more information.

New to Iowa?

Learn how to get an Iowa driver's license.

  • All Driver's License services are by appointment only. Please call 641-623-3101 for an appointment.
  • 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.)

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