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Vehicle Forms

The majority of vehicle forms are created and maintained by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).  To ensure you have the most up to date information, the DOT forms linked below are downloaded directly from the Iowa Department of Transportation website.

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Common Title/Registration and related Forms:

Iowa Department of Transportation Forms - Database of Iowa Department of Transportation forms that can be browsed or searched based on document title, or form number.    

Affidavit for Artisan, Storage, & Possessory Lien

Description: This form is used for title transfers by operation of law.

Affidavit of Correction (Iowa DOT Form 411219)

Description: This form is used to correct information that has been written in error on a title, application for title, damage disclosure statement, or other document required for title transfer or when these documents contain an alteration or erasure.

Affidavit of Death Intestate (Iowa DOT Form 411088)

Description: This form is used for transferring motor vehicle when the decedent does not have a will.

Affidavit of Death Testate (Iowa DOT Form 411083)

Description: This form is used when a death has occurred and there is a will, but did not go through probate.

Affidavit of Foreclosure Sale (Iowa DOT Form 411067)

Description: This form is used when a lien holder is foreclosing on a vehicle.

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 nonuse with the County Treasurer and the vehicle may be registered upon payment of the current year registration fee.

Affidavit of Salvage Vehicle Repairs (Iowa DOT Form 411071)

Description:  Permit to drive to and from the exam station without plates.

Application for Certificate of Title and/or Registration (Iowa DOT Form 411007)

Description: This form is used when transferring a vehicle into Iowa or a new vehicle transfer.

Application for Certificate of Title and/or Registration for a Leased Vehicle (Iowa DOT Form 411179)

Description: This form is used when making application for a title and/or registration for a leased vehicle.

Application for Iowa Replacement Plate (Iowa DOT Form 411006)

Description: This form is used when applying for a replacement specialized plate.

Application for Iowa Special Plates (Iowa DOT Form 411260)

Description: Link to the Iowa DOT website where you can select from a variety of specialty plate designs.  From the website, you can order a specialty plate online or download a Special Plate Application (Iowa DOT Form 411260) and mail the application along with the fees that are due.

Application for Junking Certificate (Iowa DOT Form 411123)

Description: This form is used if you are junking a vehicle.

Application for Notation of Security Interest (Iowa DOT Form 411046)

Description: This form is used when you are adding a security interest to a title.

Application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Permit (Iowa DOT Form 411055)

Description: This form is used to apply for persons with disabilities windshield placard, special plates, parking sticker.

Application for Registration and Bonded Certificate of Title (Iowa DOT Form 411008)

Description: If your vehicle cannot be titled and registered by your County Treasurer because you do not have proper title documents, you may be able to file a bond as a condition of obtaining a title and registration plates.

Application for Replacement of Iowa Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle (Iowa DOT Form 411033)

Description: In order to apply for a replacement title in your county the title must have been issued in your county. If issued in another county you must contact that county. The county of issuance is shown on the title. This form is used to apply for a replacement title if your title has been lost or destroyed.

Bill of Sale

Description: This form is used for a Bill of Sale.

Business trade Truck Information

Description: This document provides information on business trade usage on a 2010 or newer truck.

Cancellation of Security Interest (Iowa DOT Form 411168)

Description:  This form is used for canceling a security interest.

Certification of Correction (Iowa DOT Form 411097)

Description: This form is used when the previous title indicates a six-digit odometer reading, or the sellers has certified a six-digit odometer, and vehicle is equipped with ONLY a five-digit odometer.

Certificate of Trust

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.

Claim for Refund (Iowa DOT Form 411047)

Description: This form is used when registration refunds are available due to excess credit, overcharge, official error, apportioned registration, military storage, selling or junking a vehicle.

Damage Disclosure Statement (Iowa DOT Form 411108)

Description: This form is used to disclose previous damage on vehicles seven model years and newer.

Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return (Internal Revenue Service Form 2290)

Description:  Form 2290 from Internal Revenue Service is use 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)

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.

Leased Vehicle Worksheet for Move-ins (Department of Revenue Form 35-051)

The remaining amount of the lease due at the time a leased vehicle is brought into Iowa is subject to a on-time registration fee equal to 5% of the remaining lease price.

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.

Motor Vehicle Use Tax (Department of Revenue Form 55-002)

Description: Transaction Certificate UT-510 used when transferring title of a vehicle when the one-time registration fee is not required.

Nonresident 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.

Notice of Sale of Vehicle and Delivery of Title (Iowa DOT Form 411107)

Description: This form is used when a vehicle has been sold and delivered but ownership not transferred to the new purchaser.

Notice to Deliver a Title Certificate to a Person Other Than the Owner (Iowa DOT Form 411094)

Description: This form is used when title is to be forwarded to person other than the owner, upon lien release.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Iowa DOT Form 411077)

This form is used to report the current odometer reading upon transfer of ownership.

Owner's Certification (Motor Home) (Iowa DOT Form 411057)

Description: This form is used to determine motor home classification for registration purposes.

Personalized Plate Assignment

Description: This form is used to assign interest in a personalized plate to a person other than the current owner.

Power of Attorney Authorization (Iowa DOT Form 411021)

Description: This form is used to allow vehicle owners to appoint an attorney in fact to sign documents pertaining to titling and registering vehicles.

Seller’s Checklist

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.