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ARTS Access Letter of Intent

Before you are eligible for online access to ARTS your company must provide the Iowa Department of Transportation with a letter of intent. The letter of intent must: Be on company letterhead. Be signed by the business owner, …

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Dealer Plates

The primary purpose of dealer plates is to permit dealers to demonstrate their inventory on the public streets without the cost of registering and plating them. D-plates may only be used on vehicles that are owned by the …

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Service Loaners

Service loaners do not have to be registered. Some Iowa dealers are putting county plates on service loaners. It’s not necessary. An inventory vehicle (except a truck) loaned to a service customer may be operated on D-plates. If …

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Powers of Attorney

A power of attorney permits one person to act as agent for another person for whatever purpose is specified in the power. They are frequently used in motor vehicle transfers. Non-Secure Powers of Attorney The DOT provides a┬ánon-secure …

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Dealer Registration Exemption

General Provision A motor vehicle dealer licensed under Iowa Code chapter 322 may title or title and register a vehicle using the UT-04 exemption. The vehicle may be assigned license plates and operated on license plates free from …

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Insurers and Salvage Titles

Iowa law requires an insurer that totals a vehicle to take the title and to obtain a salvage certificate (unless the insurer can certify that the damage did not exceed 50% of the fair market value of the …

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