Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad has issued a proclamation of disaster emergency to assist Iowa recreational vehicle and motor vehicle dealers whose businesses are directly impacted by the Missouri River flooding.
The Associated Press reported that various Iowa Code provisions and fees pertaining to the principle place of business and additional lots for the sale of new and used motor vehicles and travel trailers have been temporarily suspended due to the Missouri River flooding.
This 30-day suspension will allow businesses to move vehicles and establish lots away from their principle place of business when affected by flooding. Disaster counties include Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie and Woodbury.
Affected dealers and recyclers should contact the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Vehicle Services at 515-237-3110, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ovs/misc.htm, for information on how to obtain a temporary extension lot license.