Des Moines County DMV

Find Des Moines County Iowa DMV, BMV, bureau of motor vehicles, motor vehicle department, driver services, and title & tag agency. DMVs provide information on vehicle registration, driver licenses, and driver insurance, road driving tests, and driving permit exams.


Burlington Department of Transportation 2700 Mount Pleasant Street Burlington IA 52601 319-754-8767


Des Moines County Treasurer's Office 513 North Main Street Burlington IA 52601 319-753-8273

About Des Moines County DMV

The Des Moines County Department of Motor Vehicles, also known as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), is a government agency that is responsible for issuing driver's licenses, collecting fuel taxes, administering vehicle titling and registration, and enforcing vehicle safety and emissions requirements in Des Moines County, IA. The Des Moines County DMV/BMV may be part of a larger department, such as the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Iowa Transportation Department, or the Iowa Department of Revenue. In addition to core DMV programs and services, the Des Moines County DMV offers special parking permits for the disabled and IDs for non-drivers that can be used as valid photo identification.

Interested parties may contact the DMV/BMV for questions about:
  • Making Des Moines County DMV appointments
  • How to get an Iowa driver's license
  • Renewing Iowa driver's licenses
  • Scheduling driving permit and road tests
  • Motor vehicle registrations, tags, and titles
Des Moines County Driver's Licenses

The Des Moines County Department of Motor Vehicles educates the public on laws regarding the Iowa driving age, temporary and learners permits, and restrictions on new drivers, especially teen drivers. DMVs also provide information about IA commercial driver's licenses and related training, IA motorcycle licenses safety classes, and insurance requirements.

Iowa Traffic Tickets, Points & Penalties

The Des Moines County DMV tracks individual traffic violations through a points system whereby traffic violations result in points imposed on the Iowa driver's license. The number of points depends on the severity of the violations. The accumulation of driving points on the license may lead to temporary or permanent loss of the IA driver's license and can adversely affect automobile insurance costs.

Des Moines County DMV Online Services

The Des Moines County DMV or BMV may offer online services for Des Moines County residents to register or renew registrations and licenses. Online services provide access to information regarding Des Moines County driver testing requirements, applications for licenses, registration renewal dates, IA emissions testing requirements, and Des Moines County emissions test locations.