Iowa Motorcycle License

Ready to take your new motorcycle for a spin? There are a few things you need to complete before seeking your motorcycle driving license or endorsement in Iowa. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many MVD related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the MVD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVD.

3: Via a MVD office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local MVD office. Varying MVD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the MVD closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your MVD allows you to make a personal appointment.

Obtaining A New Iowa Motorcycle License

Getting your motorcycle drivers license can be very exciting. The first thing you need to do before you can put your new motorcycle on the road is to obtain state certification and motorcycle insurance.

In order to obtain a motorcycle license in Iowa, you will need to head in to the MVD and meet a number of requirements. The requirements for getting a motorcycle depend on several factors, including your age and whether or not you already have an Iowa driver's license. Make sure to carefully go through everything on this sheet in order to ensure that you follow all the necessary steps to getting your motorcycle license.

To save you time, the hassle of research, and money, download your state specific Motorcycle License Easy Guide now!

Renewing Your Iowa Motorcycle License

You need to renew your motorcycle license either every five years, or every two years, depending on your age. Your motorcycle license expires on your birthday and may be renewed at any time before expiration. In Iowa, most residents only have the option to renew your license in person at your local MVD office.

To renew your Iowa motorcycle drivers license in person, you will want to make an appointment with your local MVD, especially if you need to retake a written knowledge test. Visit for a full list of MVD locations in Iowa.

You will also need to bring proper identification and a form of payment for renewal fees. For a full checklist and guide to renewing your motorcycle license, visit

Replacing Your Lost Or Stolen Iowa Motorcycle License

You will need to replace your Iowa motorcycle license if it has been lost, stolen or destroyed. In Iowa, you may replace your license in person at your local MVD.

There is a $1 fee to replace a motorcycle license. It is recommended that you make an appointment with your local MVD beforehand. For a list of local MVD offices, visit

For a full checklist and guide to replacing your motorcycle license, visit