Calculate Title Transfer Fees

Fee Calculator

NOTE: The Iowa DOT Fee Calculator is not compatible with mobile devices (smart phones).  

You can visit the Fee Calculator page through the Iowa DOT Website.

  • Click on Fee Calculator 
  • Top Left, Click on "Tools" then "Dealer Inquiry" 

Credit Calculator

This feature is used to determine if there is credit available to use on a transfer of a newly acquired vehicle or to determine if a refund can be applied for on the unused portion of the registration fees if the vehicle has been sold, traded, or junked within the past 30 days. 

Sale Date

The date the vehicle was sold. (mm/dd/yyyy)

Registration End Date

The date the vehicle was registered to you. (mm/dd/yyyy)

Annual Registration Fee

The registration fee that was paid for the last registration year.

Press "Calculate."

Results of the Credit Calculator

Fee Estimator

This feature will estimate fees due for a newly acquired vehicle. You can calculate registration, title, security interest recording fees, and fee for New Registration Amount.


Vehicle Identification Number of the vehicle purchased (Must be 17 digits).

Purchase Date:  

The date the vehicle was purchased (mm/dd/yyyy)

Registration Expiration

The month/year the registration will expire for the buyer.

Security Interest Holders

Pick the number of liens that will be recorded on the title. The max is 3.

Plate type:

Select the type of plate for the purchased vehicle. County Std is the most common.


If the vehicle is a truck select the tonnage that is needed. The lowest tonnage is 3 tons.

Net Purchase Amount: 

Key in net purchased price of vehicle

Registration Credit amount:

It a vehicle was traded, sold, or junked there may be registration credit. Key in the dollar amount of credit from the vehicle that was traded, sold, or junked. The credit must be at least $10.

Additional Fees: 




Currently in dealer inventory: 

For dealer use only.

Postage:Check the Include Postage Amounts box if plates and/or registration are being mailed. 

 Press "Calculate".

Results of the Fee Estimate