Payment Plan

The County Attorney’s Office offers a payment plan to assist in the payment of delinquent fines.  Participating in the payment plan may allow you to get your driver’s license back, register a motor vehicle, and/or renew your license plates.  You only need to fill out one application.  See below for more information.

Driver’s License Reinstatement

If your driver’s license has been suspended due to nonpayment of fines, you may be eligible to regain your driving privileges by entering into a payment plan with the County Attorney’s Office.  Complete the Payment Plan Application and return it to our office by mail or in person.  It takes 4 to 6 weeks to process an application.  We will send you a letter when your plan is ready.  After receiving your letter, you need to come to the County Attorney’s Office to sign your plan, show proof of insurance, and make your first month’s payment (check or money order payable to Clerk of Court).  We will file the plan with the court.  Generally, it takes 1 to 2 weeks for the paperwork to process from our office, to the Clerk of Court, and to the Department of Transportation.  Once the Department of Transportation receives notice from the Clerk of Court about your payment plan, your license may be reinstated.*  In order to qualify, the court cases suspending your license must be at least 90 days past due.  We may be able to include traffic fines from other counties in your payment plan, and the civil penalties owed to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

*If you are barred, or have a suspended license for reasons other than nonpayment of fines, your license will not be reinstated immediately.  Contact the Department of Transportation for more information if you are barred or suspended.

Register a Motor Vehicle or Renew License Plates

If your ability to register a motor vehicle or renew license plates has been suspended because of unpaid court fines and costs, the County Attorney’s Payment Plan may be able to help.  Complete the Payment Plan Application and return it to our office by mail or in person.  It takes 4 to 6 weeks to process your application.  We will send you a letter when your plan is ready.  After receiving your letter, you need to come to the County Attorney’s Office to sign your plan and make your first month’s payment (check or money order payable to Clerk of Court).  Then you may be able to register a motor vehicle or renew your license plates.**  In order to qualify, the unpaid court fines and costs must be at least 90 days past due.

**If you owe the State of Iowa money other than unpaid court fines, your ability to register a motor vehicle or renew license plates will continue to be suspended.  We recommend that you sign up for our payment plan anyway, so week-by-week and month-by-month you will get closer to having all the debts paid.

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