Ask yourself, if you were in a crash or other emergency and could not respond, how would your friends and family be notified? Emergency contact information allows law enforcement to quickly connect with loved ones in the event of an emergency.

Manage your emergency contact information anytime online by logging in with your Iowa driver’s license or identification card. If you are unable to log in and you would like to provide emergency contact information, please click this link: Emergency Contact Information – Request to Submit or Change Information, to complete and submit the needed form.

If you are currently an emergency contact for an individual and would like to opt-out, please click this link: Emergency Contact Information – Request to Opt-Out or Opt-In, to complete and submit the needed form.

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As of May 7, 2025, you will need a REAL ID gold star on your driver's license/ID or another TSA-approved identity document like a passport to fly within the U.S. or access certain federal facilities.

  • To get your REAL ID gold star, you will need to visit us in person and bring additional documents with you.
  • If you choose not to get a REAL ID, you will receive a driver's license or identification card that reads, "NOT FOR REAL ID ACT PURPOSES".
  • Find out more about Real ID.

Has my new license/ID card been mailed?

Your new driver’s license or ID card will arrive in a plain white envelope within 30 days of being processed.

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By checking the box below, I certify the first name, last name, driver's license/ID number, date of birth, and last five digits of the Social Security number entered above are my own. I understand it is a criminal offense to knowingly submit false information to the Iowa Department of Transportation, punishable by fines, incarceration, and/or loss of driving or registration privileges.