Motor Vehicle Department

  • Issuing original, replacement, salvage and in-transit vehicle titles
  • Licensing vehicles
  • Collections taxes on all motor vehicles
  • Vehicle Registration renewals - Renew Online
  • Issuing Specialty Plates - Order Specialty Plate
  • Issuing junking certificates for vehicles that are dismantled or no longer operable
  • Recording and releasing security interests
  • Applying for refunds for sold, traded or junked vehicles

As of January 1, 2020 our county will be requiring a Bill of Sale for all transfers of motor vehicles

Bill of Sale for Vehicle Transfer

Motor Vehicle Forms available to download

Motor Vehicle Frequently Asked Questions

THE DES MOINES COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT DO ISSUANCE OF DRIVER'S LICENSE

Burlington Driver's License Station

Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Driver Services

Driver License Forms and Manuals to download