Iowa Reintroduces Bill to Reduce Registration Fee for Limited-Mileage Antique Motor Vehicles

A bill (S.F. 48) has been reintroduced in the Iowa Legislature to allow 1964 or older motor vehicles to be registered as “limited-mileage” antique vehicles for an annual fee of $10.  Vehicle owners taking advantage of this registration class are permitted to drive these vehicles up to 2,500 miles annually.  Currently, antique vehicles undergoing the registration process in Iowa for the first time are required to pay an annual $50 registration fee.  This bill is a compromise to legislation introduced last year that did not receive committee consideration.       

We Urge You to Contact Senate Transportation Committee Members (List Attached) Immediately To Request Their Support for S.F. 48

  • S.F. 48 stipulates that the owner must certify with the annual application for registration that the mileage limit will be observed.
  • S.F. 48 also allows the owner of a "limited mileage" antique vehicle to display authentic model year registration plates that are registered with the department as the current and valid registration plates for the vehicle.  The model year plates must be furnished by the owner and approved by the department to serve as the vehicle's regular registration plates.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Iowa Senate Transportation Committee immediately to request their support of S.F. 48.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Thank you for your assistance.

Iowa Senate Transportation Committee

Senator Tom Rielly - Chair
Phone: 641/673-5878

Senator Tod Bowman - Vice Chair
Phone: 563.652.5499

Senator Tim L. Kapucian - Ranking Member
Phone: 319/442-5337

Senator Daryl Beall
Phone: 515/573-7889

Senator Swati A. Dandekar
Phone: 319/377-2087

Senator Jeff Danielson
Phone: 319/214-0063

Senator Dick Dearden
Phone: 515.262.1203

Senator Joni Earnst

Senator James F. Hahn
Phone: 563/263-1208

Senator Tom Hancock
Phone: 563/876-3219

Senator Hubert Houser
Phone: 712/486-2597

Senator Matt McCoy
Phone: 515/274-0561

Senator Brad Zaun
Phone: 515/276-2025