Governor Branstad issues proclamation providing relief to vehicle dealers and recyclers


June 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – June 13, 2011 – Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad has issued a
proclamation of disaster emergency to assist Iowa motor vehicle and travel trailer
dealers, and vehicle recyclers whose businesses are directly impacted by the
Missouri River flooding. 

Various Iowa Code provisions and fees pertaining to the principle place of business
and additional lots for the sale of new and used motor vehicles and travel trailers,
and for performing vehicle recycling in Iowa have been temporarily suspended due to
the Missouri River flooding.  
Complete details are outlined in the proclamation. 

This 30-day suspension will allow businesses to move vehicles and establish lots
away from their principle place of business when affected by flooding. Disaster
counties include Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie and Woodbury. 

Affected dealers and recyclers should contact the Iowa Department of
Transportation’s Office of Vehicle Services at 515-237-3110, Monday through Friday 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit, for information
on how to obtain a temporary extension lot license.

A copy of the proclamation and answers to the most commonly asked questions about
its provisions can be found at: