Iowa law requires you to register your motor vehicle with the county treasurer’s office within 30 days from the date you establish residency.
When buying a motor vehicle you have 30 days to transfer the vehicle without paying penalties.
When selling a motor vehicle you need to keep your plates and registration. These may be turned in for refund on the registration fee if over $10. The buyer can drive the vehicle for 30 days without plates if he has the title.
All title transfers are processed before 4 p.m. Call if you need more details.