Boat Registration Numbers for Iowa


Create boat registration numbers for Iowa right here! We have the tools to create your own registration letters and order online.

The state of Iowa is a great place to own a boat. From Cedar Rapids to Des Moines you will be able to find some wonderful spots to take out your pleasure boat or pwc. We have made it easy to create regisration numbers for IA online using our designer.

Any motorized boat in Iowa must contain boat registration numbers on the hull of the boat. You will find that this information can vary slightly by state. In short most states require that the registration letters be no less than 3 inches tall and in block lettering. This will ensure compliance with local laws.

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Do I need to buy 2 Iowa boat registration number?

All of our Iowa boat registration numbers are sold by the pair! That means the price you see is for the pair of numbers. When you get a set you can put one on each side of the boat. Most people need a set so we go ahead and make that part of the price.

Are the letters pre spaced?

All of our lettering orders come pre spaced with application tape meaning you don't have to worry about applying each registration letter individually. The application tape covers the entire set of lettering like a big piece of masking tape allowing you to place it directly on your boat in one step.

What is considered block letters?

Block lettering is typically a font like arial black. Strong thick text that is not script styled. Check your own laws in Iowa as to see if block lettering is a requirement for your boat. If it is we recommend not using one of our fancy fonts and sticking with a registration number compliant font such as arial black.

Other helpful information

Be sure to review your individual state requirements for boat registration numbers. We have built our site to provide the most common compliant lettering people require.


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Lakes in Iowa
Iowa has some great locations to fish and do recreational boating. You always want to make sure your boat is registered though as the DNR will fine you for being on the water with an unregistered boat.

When in IA one will take not that it is mostly flat. As such there are several large lakes choose from when you want to go out on a boat.

  • Clear
  • Coralville
  • Okoboji
  • Pleasant Creek
  • Rathbun
  • Spirit
  • Storm