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Driver's License Services

In a majority of counties, the County Treasurer's Office is responsible for issuing driver's licenses to Iowa residents. This also includes motorcycle licenses, CDLs, and driver permits for Iowa residents 14 years of age and up.

A driver's license expires on the license holder's birthday. However, the license is still valid for an additional 60 days (note: when using a driver's license as a form of identification for travel purposes the 60 day grace period may not be recognized by travel security personnel). A license holder is required to pass the vision screening test each time the license is renewed.

If the driver's license remains expired for a period of one year after the 60 day grace period, the license holder will be required to take the written knowledge test, the drive test and the vision screening test. It is possible under special circumstances to apply for a driver's license renewal prior to the expiration of the license. An explanation will be required detailing these circumstances. An early renewal may be applied for from 30 days to one year before the expiration of the driver's license.


Important Dates

Your driver's license expires on your birthday. It is valid for another 60 days and can be renewed within the 60 days following expiration without having to take any additional testing beyond the vision screening test.