Fee Waiver for Federal Poverty Level Thresholds

Fee Waiver Policy

Effective January 1, 2021, pursuant to HF 2627, individuals whose household adjusted gross income does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level may request a waiver of application fees related to an initial application for license or registration.  Please note: The fee waiver does not extend to applications for renewal, reinstatement or reactivation. 

To determine eligibility, you must first identify the number of individuals in your household. Once this is determined, reference the Federal Poverty Level and identify the income that matches the number of individuals in your household. If your household adjusted gross income, as reported on your most recent federal tax return, is less than the identified value, you are eligible for the one-time fee waiver. 


If you wish to apply for a fee waiver you must attest that your household adjusted gross income does not exceed 200% and agree to submit documentation of one of the following to verify your household income:

1.     If you are married and filed separately, you will need to submit the Federal Tax Return for both your spouse and yourself.

2.     If you were claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return, you will need to submit the Federal Tax Return for the tax filer who claimed you as a dependent.

Questions can be directed to IDB@iowa.gov.  

Printed from the website on July 26, 2021 at 12:30am.