Renewing Your License or ID?

You might want renew with a "Real ID" which is required to fly commercially in 2020 if you don't have a passport. A Real ID requires you to bring several forms of identification to the DL Station with you.  

Real ID - What I Need to Know

Hours Of Operation

Monday Thru Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM   *no testing after 4:00 PM - simple renewals only

*Simple renewals are any transactions with your Iowa driver's license or non-operator ID in your possession and no other documents are required.

Knowledge Tests - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Drive Tests - By appointment only. Please call 515-993-6992

Methods of Payment

We accept cash, check, Visa debit, MasterCard and Discover (additional $1.50 convenience fee for card payments).

Additional Information

Iowa D.O.T Information, Requirements and Forms

Online Driver's License Services

  • Sign-up for electronic-renewal notifications
  • Reinstatement requirements
  • Mailing address changes
  • Access to driver's records
  • Complete CDL self-certifications
  • Medical Examiner's certifications  

Veteran Designation on your Drivers License

Honorably discharged veterans are eligible to have a "Veteran" designation placed on their driver's license (DL) or non-operator identification (ID) card at the time the card is first issued or upon renewal of an existing card.

To be authorized to get the veteran designation placed on your DL or ID card, you must first present a copy of your DD 214 or applicable discharge document to your county Veterans Affairs office.  That office will confirm your veteran status and complete the required Iowa DOT application form.

To expedite the authorization process, you can also bring a completed Iowa DOT application form with you to the county VA office, along with your DD 214.  

Dallas County Office Building Map