Iowa DOT says: “No online driver’s license renewal system exists in Iowa.”


July 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) say contrary to published reports, I-DOT has not established an online driver’s license renewal system. Reports that a system took effect July 1st are inaccurate. Senate File 2338, an Act relating to government operations and efficiency and other related matters, contained a provision authorizing the Iowa DOT to begin online driver’s license renewal effective July 1st,  however, that bill was vetoed May 25th.

Because online driver’s license renewal is more cost effective to administer and convenient for the public, the Iowa DOT says it remains committed to establishing such a system in the future, however, no firm date has been set. The Iowa DOT says it is presently exploring options that may permit establishment of such a system without necessitating revisions to the Iowa Code. When a system is made available, the Iowa DOT will notify the public.

Meanwhile, the Iowa DOT is making an increasing number of driver services available online. If you want to look at your driving record or receive an electronic reminder when it is time to renew your driver’s license, sign up today at: