Vehicle Registration Rate Book Reference
Iowa Vehicle Registration & Titling (VRT) system has calculators to help you estimate title and registration fees for a
vehicle. Calculators also allow you to calculate registration credits for a vehicle. The following calculators are
available in VRT under Dealer Inquiry.
z Auto/MPV rate calculator—Enter vehicle information and calculate the annual fee to register the vehicle.
z Credit calculator—Enter vehicle information and calculate the approximate amount of registration credit that
remains on a current vehicle registration if the vehicle is sold, traded, or junked.
z Fee estimator—Enter vehicle information and calculate the total fees for a vehicle, including the registration fee,
title fee, plate fee, use tax, and recording fee.
z Truck rate calculator—Enter truck tonnage information and calculate the cost of registering a truck that is three
tons or more.
This document includes the following:
z Accessing the calculators.
z Calculating a fee or credit.
z Getting help.
All calculators and inquiries are accessed through the same window. The window lists all calculators and inquiries on
the left. When you click the type of calculator or inquiry you want, the search parameters appear on the right.
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Accessing the calculators
To access the calculators
In your Web browser (for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer), go to the following location:
The Office of Vehicle Services website appears.
2 Under What’s New, click Vehicle Registration Rate Book.
The Iowa ARTS console appears.
Note: You may have to click through a security notice to get to the site.
3 On the Tools menu, click Dealer Inquiry.
Tip: If you can’t see the entire application, increase your screen resolution to 1024X768 or higher. If your screen
setting is lower, you may have to use the scroll bars at the bottom and side of the screen to see the entire application.
Calculating a fee or credit
This section covers:
z Calculating auto registration rates.