Motor Vehicle

UPDATE: Starting Monday, June 1, 2020, we will be open to the public with limits in place. We are strongly encouraging the public to continue doing business online at and through the mail if possible. 

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, when attending our office things will be handled differently for the safety of our staff and customers. A few of the changes are:

  • We will be limiting the number of customers in our office to six.
  • Only the person conducting business will be allowed in the office unless the individual requires assistance.
  • If you are ill, have symptoms, have recently been ill, have been around someone who has been ill, or has symptoms, we ask that you please not come to our office.  We will assist you over the phone or by email.
  • If you have Specialty Plates to pick up, please call ahead and make an appointment.
  • Dealers, please continue to make an appointment.
  • We will be regularly sanitizing every hour.

My staff and I thank you for your cooperation during these unprecedented and trying times.  By working together, we will get through this.  We are honored to be able to serve our customers in person once again and at the same time, we wish to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all of us.

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Personalized License Plates

DOT Forms :

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Motor Vehicle Questions?

Main Office                                  Satellite Office 

102 East Main                               2849 N Court

Ottumwa IA 52501                         Ottumwa IA 52501

Phone: 641-683-4636                    Phone: 641-682-4855 Ext. 52258

Fax: 641-683-4634                         Fax: 641-682-8435

Hours: 8-4:30 Mon-Fri                    Hours: 8-1 Sat