Motor Vehicle, Final-Stage or Towable Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer License

Department of Transportation


License to manufacture motor vehicles or towable recreational vehicles in Iowa.

Code Citation IC 322.27-322.35; 322A and 322C.7-322C.12

Who Applies Any person engaged in the business of fabricating or assembling motor vehicles or towable recreational vehicles must obtain a license.

When To Apply A valid license is required before manufacturing these types of vehicles and selling to licensed dealers. A manufacturer may not sell vehicles directly to the public except in certain circumstances.

Initial Requirements Submit a current listing of Iowa-franchised dealers. Submit a sample copy of a completed manufacturer\’s statement of origin.

Duration A manufacturer license is valid until the end of even-numbered years and must be renewed.

Processing Time 30 days to review applications and five days processing time.

Fee Structure License: $70

Renewal Requirements Renewal applications will be mailed in October prior to the expiration at the end of December.

Exam N/A

Additional Information Licensed motor vehicles and towable recreational vehicle manufacturers are restricted to selling vehicles to licensed dealers through franchise agreements. A licensed manufacturer may sell directly to the public if it produces motor homes.

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Contact Information
Dealer License Section
6310 Southeast Convenience Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50021