Aircraft Special Certificate for Aircraft Dealers, Transporters, and Manufacturers

Department of Transportation


License to manufacture, sell and transport aircraft.

Code Citation IC 328

Who Applies Any person that wants to act as a new or used aircraft dealer, transporter or manufacturer.

When To Apply Before buying aircraft for resale, manufacturing or transporting.

Initial Requirements Aircraft dealer applicants must understand pertinent sections of Iowa Code 328 including requirements for aircraft registration and special certificates. Proof of franchise if engaged in the business of selling new aircraft. Dealer inventory reporting is required at time of application. Contact the office below for more information or visit the web site at: (click on Aircraft Registration)

Duration Licenses are good for November 1 through October 31 of each year.

Processing Time 1 to 2 weeks.

Fee Structure Annual Dealer License: $400

Renewal Requirements Dealers must apply for a new special certificate each year.

Exam No exam required.

Additional Information None.

Services Provided

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Contact Information
Tim McClung
Modal Transportation Bureau
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010