The majority of vehicle forms are created and maintained by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). To ensure you have access to the most recently published versions of all forms, the DOT form repository is linked below.
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Common Title/Registration and Related Forms
Iowa Department of Transportation Forms
Description: Database of Iowa Department of Transportation forms that can be browsed or searched based on document title, or form number. Includes Application for Certificate of Title and/or Registration, Application for Replacement of Iowa Certificate of Title, etc.
Affidavit of Non Use
Description: This form is used if plates have not been surrendered for storage, registration fees have not been paid for more than three years, and the vehicle has not been operated or moved upon the highway during that period of time. If these conditions are met the owner of the vehicle may file a statement of non-use with the County Treasurer and the vehicle may be registered upon payment of the current year registration fee.
Bill of Sale
Description: This form is used to document the details of a vehicle sale.
Business Trade Truck Information
Description: This document provides information on business trade usage on a 2010 or newer truck.
Certification of Trust
Description: This form is a sample "Certification of Trust" document. A title application in the name of a trust and the transfer of ownership of a vehicle already titled to a trust are both required to be accompanied by a copy of the entire trust agreement. In lieu of requiring a copy of the entire trust, a "Certification of Trust" can be accepted as well. A "Certification of Trust" is a document that is simply a condensed version of a trust.
Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return (Internal Revenue Service Form 2290)
Description: Form 2290 from the Internal Revenue Service is used to figure and pay tax due on highway motor vehicles used during the period with taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. A copy of the submitted form is needed when renewing the registration on your heavy highway vehicle with your county treasurer.
Leased Vehicle Worksheet (Department of Revenue Form 35-050)
Description: The sale or lease price of vehicles subject to registration is exempt from sales tax. These vehicles are subject to a one-time registration fee equal to 5% of the sales or lease price. This one-time registration fee also applies when vehicles are sold between private individuals.
Lost in Mail Form
Description: This form is used by an applicant to certify that a vehicle document sent by the County Treasurer through the United States Postal Service was not received.
Non-Resident Military Personnel
Description: This form is used to certify that an individual registering a vehicle is a nonresident on active duty in the military stationed in Iowa.
Personalized Plate Assignment
Description: This form is used to assign interest in a personalized plate to a person other than the current owner.
Description: This checklist was created by Iowa DOT and provides a checklist you can use when selling your vehicle. The checklist also includes a ‘Buyer’s Acknowledgement of Delivery of Vehicle & Title’ receipt form.
Specially Equipped Vehicle Owner's Certification
Description: This form is used to certify that a vehicle has equipment installed to assist a disabled person or a vehicle is used by a person that has a wheelchair as their only means of mobility.