From our first day as a state until today, Iowans have been especially proud of our excellence in education. Year after year, our children rate at the top of the nation's class. Support Iowa's leading edge by purchasing the Iowa Heritage license plates. Your Iowa Heritage plates symbolize Iowa's history and heritage and the hope for an excellent education and future for our children. Display your plates with pride!
Iowa Heritage plates have the same basic design and color of regular license plates. They are distinguished by the charming American Gothic House in Eldon and the words "Iowa Heritage." The American Gothic House served as the backdrop of Iowan Grant Woods' painting American Gothic. By displaying your Iowa Heritage plates, you will celebrate one of the world's most recognized images. The State Historical Society of Iowa administers the American Gothic House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
How To Get Your Iowa Heritage Plates
Take your current plates and registration to your county treasurer and request Iowa Heritage plates. These plates display five characters - the letter "H" followed by four numbers. The initial cost is $35 in addition to your regular registration fee. In following years, there is a $10 annual renewal cost in addition to your regular registration fee.
You may purchase gift certificates for Iowa Heritage Plates from your county treasurer for $35. Thereafter the renewal fee is $10 per year. Personalized Iowa Heritage Plates or gift certificates for them cost $60 and need to be ordered from the Iowa Department of Transportation. The renewal fee in following years for personalized Iowa Heritage plates is $15 per year.