321.105  Annual fee required.

An annual registration fee shall be paid for each vehicle operated upon the public highways of this state unless the vehicle is specifically exempted under this chapter. If a vehicle, which has been registered for the current registration year, is transferred during the registration year, the transferee shall reregister the vehicle as provided in section 321.46.

The registration fee shall be paid to the county treasurer at the same time the application is made for the registration or reregistration of the motor vehicle or trailer. An owner may, when applying for registration or reregistration of a motor vehicle or trailer, request that the plates be mailed to the owner's post-office address. The owner's request shall be accompanied by a mailing fee as determined annually by the director in consultation with the Iowa county treasurers association.

Upon application by a financial institution, as defined in section 422.61, and approval of the application by the county treasurer, the county treasurer in any county may authorize the financial institution to receive applications for renewal of vehicle registrations and payment of the registration fees. The registration fees shall be delivered to the county treasurer at the time the county treasurer has processed the vehicle registration application. Registration fees received with vehicle registration applications shall be designated as public funds only upon receipt of such funds by the county treasurer from the financial institution.

In addition to the payment of an annual registration fee for each trailer and semitrailer to be issued an annual registration plate, an additional registration fee may be paid for a period of two or four subsequent registration years.

Seriously disabled veterans who have been provided with an automobile or other vehicle by the United States government under the provisions of sections 1901 to 1903, Title 38 of the United States Code, 38 U.S.C. § 1901 et seq. (1970), shall be exempt from payment of any automobile registration fee provided in this chapter, and shall be provided, without fee, with a registration plate. The disabled veteran, to be able to claim the above benefit, must be a resident of the state of Iowa. The disabled veteran may obtain a special or personalized plate under section 321.34 by paying the difference between the fee for a regular registration plate and the fee for the special or personalized registration plate.

Section History: Early form

  [SS15, § 1571-m7; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 4904; C39, § 5008.01; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.105]

Section History: Recent form

  82 Acts, ch 1062, § 12, 38; 83 Acts, ch 123, § 125, 209; 86 Acts, ch 1182, § 2; 95 Acts, ch 118, §16; 97 Acts, ch 108, §10; 97 Acts, ch 121, §3; 2000 Acts, ch 1216, §4

Internal References

  Referred to in § 321.34, 321.166, 321L.2, 331.427, 331.557


  Collection of mobile home tax, § 435.24

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