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Frequently Asked Questions

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Motor Vehicles

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Can any testing or drive exams be scheduled online?

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No, they must be scheduled by calling (319) 472-2450. No walk ins will be allowed

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Can I get my first-time CDL issued in Benton County?

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Yes, you can but please do not schedule the appointment online.  Please call into our office at (319) 472-2450 and schedule.

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Can I put a vehicle title into someone else’s name?

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Yes. The new owner does not need to be present at the time of transfer. However, the new owner will have to have the appropriate forms completed beforehand. If you are transferring a title on behalf of another person, you may download Form 411007 from the Iowa DOT website. They must complete and sign this form.

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Can I renew my driver’s license in Benton County if I live in another county?

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Yes you may renew your driver’s license at any driver’s license location.

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Can I renew my vehicle registration in Benton County if I live in another county?

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No, you must live in Benton County to renew your vehicle registration in the county that you live in.

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Do I have to have an appointment?

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The Benton County Treasurers Office is currently by appointment only for driver's license services, ID services, and testing.

To schedule a Drivers's License appointment please select the following link to schedule online. Online Drivers License Schedule or you may call (319) 472-2450. 

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How can we pay vehicle registrations?

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How do I get a replacement title?

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Download Form 411033 from the Iowa DOT website.

There is a 5-day waiting period if the original title is lost. (If the original has been altered or spoiled in some way, please submit the original title to us with Form 411033 and we will process a replacement title in the same day.)

Anybody whose name is on the face of the title MUST sign the replacement application. 

The replacement title must be ordered where the title was made (county specific). The fee is $25.00.

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How do I get a salvage title vehicle inspected?

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You must complete the inspection form on the DOT website and then contact the sheriff’s office to schedule an inspection with them.

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How do I order personalized/vanity license plates?

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Most personalized license plates can be ordered online on the Iowa DOT website.

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If paying registration online, where can I find my PIN?

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Your PIN is specific to you and should not change so you can use it from year to year. The PIN is located on your renewal notice in the top right-hand corner. If you cannot find it, you can contact our office at (319) 472-2450.

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Questions about abandoned vehicles?

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Visit the Iowa DOT website for more information.

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What are your hours?

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Motor Vehicle
Monday thru Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Driver’s License
Monday thru Friday by appointment only
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
To schedule testing, you must call the office.

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What type of documents do I need to get the Real ID (gold star) on my license?

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You must provide a certified birth certificate or valid passport, proof of social security, any name change documents ( certified marriage certificate or court document) if the name on the license is different from a birth certificate or passport, and two forms of residency such as mail, bank statement, voter registration card or lease agreement.

Iowa DOT website