License Reinstatement

The North Iowa License Reinstatement Program has established programs on behalf of the Cerro Gordo County Attorney and the Floyd County Attorney to assist residents of Cerro Gordo and Floyd Counties as well as non-residents who have delinquent financial court obligations in Cerro Gordo and Floyd Counties.

For many, outstanding court debt has become a source of ongoing stress, financial hardship, and in some cases, additional court costs resulting from contempt of court and jail time.

The opportunity to obtain a driver’s license while working to pay outstanding debt is one that can make all the difference in a person’s success in reaching financial stability. Some individuals may not qualify for driver’s license reinstatement at this time, but would be eligible for a payment plan through our office while they work to meet the requirements for driver’s license reinstatement.

Benefits of Enrollment

  • You have the possibility of one easy payment for all of your delinquent cases.
  • We can lift a hold with your local County Treasurer’s Office to allow you to register your vehicle.
  • We will work with you to avoid garnishment of your wages or contempt charges for non-payment.
  • You can avoid a collection fee that is added to any outstanding debt by the collections agency contracted by the State of Iowa, the Iowa Department of Revenue.
  • Most importantly, you may be able to get your driver’s license back while you are making payments on your outstanding debt.

Requirements to Participate

  • Proof of employment (two pay stubs) or proof of other income, such as disability, SSI, FIP, etc.
  • Obtain and maintain insurance on your vehicle before we will send a notice to the Iowa Department of Transportation to reinstate your driver’s license or send a lift for vehicle registration holds to your local Treasurer's office.
  • Entry into a license reinstatement agreement is entirely at the discretion of the North Iowa License Reinstatement Program. Repeated disrespectful or otherwise unacceptable behavior may result in our refusal to accept you into the program.
  • If you are not sure if you meet the requirements, we still encourage you to apply, as we are likely to help. Even if you are not immediately admitted to the license reinstatement program, we can help you work toward fulfilling all the requirements.
  • We are able to set up a payment plan while you become in good standing with Child Support. We will not reinstate your license until the Child Support suspension is lifted and/or taken care of.

How to Apply


Fill out the online form below and submit automatically to our office.

License Reinstatement Application

Voluntary Wage Assignment


Print out the application, fill it out with pen, then either drop it off at the courthouse or mail it to the address below.

Printable Application (PDF)

Cerro Gordo County Attorney’s Office
ATTN: North Iowa License Reinstatement Program
220 N. Washington Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401

Phone: 641-421-3111
Fax: 641-494-3554

County Courthouse

220 N. Washington Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
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