Iowa License plate lookup

Iowa license plate lookup

Using our free license plate lookup Iowa tool, you can discover more about the vehicles history and previous owners.

Importance of Iowa license plate lookup

There are many reasons why you need to know the owner of a license plate. This could be for due diligence of a car that you are interested in buying, or can be to report a bad driver. It is also possible that you are just curious about the previous owner. Using our free license plate lookup Iowa tool, you can more about the vehicles history and previous owners.

Title and Vehicle Registration in Iowa

The car license plate that you want to lookup must have a valid Iowa registration. The title is proof of ownership that the owner must-have. A valid Iowa registration is necessary to operate on Iowa roads. To complete registration, you need to have a Iowa Certificate of Title.

Once you have the Iowa title and registration of the vehicle, then you can apply for a license plate. You can use our free DMV license plate lookup Iowa tool to learn more the previous history within minutes.

If you are looking to renew your existing car or truck registration in Iowa, then you can apply on Iowa DMV website for online registration renewal with the help of only your registered license plate number.

Types of License Plates in Iowa

You can use our Iowa license plate lookup to identify which type of license plate the vehicle has. Iowa license plates have different types ranging from standard to specialized. You can choose to change the license plates but first, you will need to learn what type it is. You can do it by using our license plate lookup for vehicles in Iowa or anywhere in United States.

List of Iowa license plate types:

  • Standard IA License Plate
  • Special IA License Plate
  • Personalized IA License Plate
  • Special Interest IA License Plate 
  • Commercial IA License Plate

You can learn more about the specific type by using our IA license plate lookup. You can also check the use of different types of  IA license plates at IA DMV website.

Search license plates from any city in Iowa:

Des Moines
Cedar Rapids
Davenport
Sioux City
Iowa City
Waterloo
Ames
West Des Moines
Council Bluffs
Ankeny
Dubuque
Urbandale
Cedar Falls
Marion
Bettendorf
Mason City
Marshalltown
Clinton
Burlington
Ottumwa
Fort Dodge
Muscatine
Johnston
Coralville
Waukee
North Liberty
Altoona
Clive
Indianola
Newton
Grimes
Boone
Oskaloosa
Spencer
Norwalk
Storm Lake
Fort Madison
Keokuk
Fairfield
Pella
Waverly
Le Mars
Carroll
Pleasant Hill
Grinnell
Mount Pleasant
Denison
Creston
Webster City
Decorah
Perry
Clear Lake
Sioux Center
Charles City
Hiawatha
Washington
Knoxville
Nevada
Atlantic
Eldridge
Bondurant
Orange City
Independence
Maquoketa
Oelwein
Estherville
Asbury
Anamosa
Centerville
Algona
Clarinda
Red Oak
Glenwood
Winterset
DeWitt
Sheldon
Iowa Falls
Osceola and Vinton
Spirit Lake
Manchester
Windsor Heights
Cherokee
Shenandoah
Harlan
Sergeant Bluff
Evansdale
Polk City
Adel
Humboldt
Mount Vernon
Camanche
Hampton
Carlisle
Chariton
Jefferson
Dyersville
Saylorville
Le Claire
Forest City
Monticello

What does a license plate lookup result consist of?

The IA license plate lookup report consists of detailed title checks, lien and loan checks, odometer record including renewal history, and other important elements that could help you find the real value of a vehicle that you are evaluating or if you are simply using our free lookup to know the owner of a car. In general, every license plate lookup contains:

  • Title checks including salvage title and rebuilt title brands
  • Accident history using DMV databases and insurance claims.
  • Personal, commercial, or rental use verifications
  • Accurate and up-to-date market evaluation
  • Service and repair history of the vehicle
  • Auction photos and history for Iowa Auctions including all US States & Canada. 

Can I run a reverse license plate lookup in Iowa? Is it legal?

Yes, you can run a Iowa license plate reverse lookup. It is free if you use our lookup tool and is also legal. In fact, it is highly recommended that you should always run a reverse license plate lookup for any vehicle that you are considering for purchase or simply want to look up. You need the license plate number, state of registration like Iowa (IA), and press enter to get your results.

Why is reverse license plate lookup important?

Our Iowa license plate reverse lookup free tool will provide you the VIN number and a report consisting of title checks, insurance claims data, accident history, service and repair history, and many other important details about the vehicle that you are investigating. Our license plate lookup will also provide auction history with photos which is unique to only our service and is not provided by Carfax or any other vehicle history report provider. Get the facts before making any decision and be informed.

Where to find license plate number?

The number is clearly mentioned on the license plate issued by the Iowa DMV. You can also use our IA DMV license plate lookup service. In addition, the IA license plate number is available on the Certificate of Title also issued by the IA DMV. The Certificate of Title also provides the issued date which can also be an important factor if there are any doubts about license plate number tampering.

Our free Iowa License Plate Lookup report sources

We use a variety of sources to ensure that you get up-to-date and most accurate information. These sources include government agencies and local dealers. Some of the government agencies searched for compilation of your free IA license plate lookup are 

  • National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)  
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)
How to transfer License Plates in Iowa?

Using our license plate number lookup Iowa tool, you can learn about the owners and the duration of the previous ownerships along with title check history. Once you have completed the evaluation of the car with the help of our free IA license plate lookup, you can now safely move forward and learn the transfer procedure for Iowa license plates. 

For transferring IA license plate, you would need a transfer of title certificate, a signed copy with the signature of seller, buyer and any lien holders, and the transfer fee submission confirmation. You can also check IA DMV website for further details.

With every vehicle history report, you will get a free bill of sale. Make sure this document is filled for your protection in case if there are issues with the transaction. Having a bill of sale is vital when dealing in cash transactions. 

How to register and transfer car title in Iowa?

The process of transfer of title, vehicle registration and license plate transfer are all streamlined in Iowa. Once you have used the license plate lookup tool and have decided to make the purchase, you can then apply for title transfer with either the Iowa Certificate of Title or an Application for Duplicate or Transfer of Title application. This application should be accompanied with the signed copy with the signature of seller, buyer and any lien holders, and the transfer fee submission confirmation.
Simply visit the local Department of Motor Vehicles to conduct the transaction after your documents are in order.

Buying a used car? Run a free Iowa License Plate Lookup

If you have completed the license plate owner lookup using our free IA license plate lookup tool, then already have all the information you need to understand the worth and the health of the car you are buying. However, if you have not used our DMV license plate lookup IA service yet, then just enter the IA license plate number and get your free report.