Intrastate Motor Carrier Certificate

Department of Transportation


Motor carriers transporting passengers from point to point in Iowa for compensation over a scheduled regular route or in charter operations must obtain a Motor Carrier Certificate.

Code Citation IC 325A

Who Applies Any motor carrier who transports passengers for-hire in Iowa.

When To Apply Before transporting begins.

Initial Requirements Insurance–For-hire carriers must maintain continuous insurance coverage. Safety Education Seminar–Carriers of passengers (16 or more passengers), both charter and regular route, are required to attend. The seminar is to be completed within six months of issuance of the certificate. U.S. DOT number — All intrastate motor carriers operating for-hire are required to have a U.S. DOT number. An application (MCS-150) must be completed if the carrier does not already have a U.S. DOT number. Regular route carriers need a financial statement.

Duration Upon receipt of the complete application, fee and all supporting documents.

Processing Time Up to one week.

Fee Structure Certificate: $150 Safety Education Seminar: $200

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Customer Services Bureau
6310 S.E. Convenience Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50021