Iowa Boat Registration Lettering

The state of Iowa surprisingly has a vast amount lakes to pick from which makes it a great boating destination. You don't want to find yourself without proper state identification though! When boating in Iowa follow the guide below to properly display registration information on your boat.

General information about numbers

We'll guide you through the process of creating Iowa boat numbers when you click design now. Each state has specific verbiage as to their requirements. See the Iowa specific section below. The general requirements for boat registrations numbers are as follows:

  • A minimum of 3" letter height
  • A block style font such as (impact or arial black)
  • Generally located on the forward hull portion of the boat next to the DNR tag
  • A contrasting color to base color of your boat.
  • Letters separated by a space or a dash (-)

Iowa Specific Registration Laws

Please review your state specific requirements before purchasing identification decals as they do vary from state to state. Our designer is setup to comply with the general requirements above. If you require a specific requirement not in our designer, just leave a comment at checkout and we'll adust your design (no big deal!). Iowa DNR website surprisingly lacks specific information about registration number sizing. If you want to be 100% sure you are compliant you will have to call your local DMV or DNR office. Here is the information they provide on their site. Here.

Placement Information

Iowa specifies that boat numbers be placed on the forward portion of the boat (the bow) on both sides.

Number Kits are Standard

Our iowa number kits are solid as a pair with 2.

You get two registration numbers automatically

How does my lettering arrive?

Your vinyl lettering is cut, weeded, and coated in a transfer tape ready to install. Installation instructions are located here. We have many optional installation accessories located in our accessories section.

Iowa Boat Registration Numbers

What our customers say

Very good quality materials easy to install should perform very well I expect

2012 tracker pro 175 Boat Lettering from Donald W, GA

2012 tracker pro 175 from Donald W, GA

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Awesome!!!

Lettering from Dwayne D, LA

Lettering from Dwayne D, LA

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Looks great

2022 Ballistic .204  Boat  Lettering from Travis D, TX

2022 Ballistic .204 Boat Lettering from Travis D, TX

Monday, December 27, 2021

Fast and great quality! Super nice website for figuring out what you want.

2005 Sea Ray Amberjack Boat Lettering from Brian  P, FL

2005 Sea Ray Amberjack from Brian P, FL

Friday, December 17, 2021

It was absolutely painless! Will definitely use you guy’s again. Great stuff!!!

Vexus AVX181 2021 Model. Was able to match the color of the letters to match pinstripes on my boat Lettering from Barry P, AL

Vexus AVX181 2021 Model. Was able to match the color of the letters to match pinstripes on my boat Lettering from Barry P, AL

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

It was absolutely painless! Will definitely use you guy’s again. Great stuff!!!

Vexus AVX181 2021 Model. Was able to match the color of the letters to match pinstripes on my boat Lettering from Barry P, AL

Vexus AVX181 2021 Model. Was able to match the color of the letters to match pinstripes on my boat Lettering from Barry P, AL

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

My registration numbers came out beautiful, i love the way they came out!! I was worried about how readable the white outline would be, but I think it's easier to read than solid block letters

2022 Seaark procat 200 Boat Lettering from Joshua R, KS

2022 Seaark procat 200 from Joshua R, KS

Friday, December 10, 2021

Perfect match for the silver metallic on my Triton.

2007 Triton 21H XP Triton bass boat Lettering from Charles  C, VA

2007 Triton 21H XP Triton bass boat Lettering from Charles C, VA

Monday, November 29, 2021

excellent transaction. Easy to install.

Sea Ray. 250 Boat Lettering from Tom T, FL

Sea Ray. 250 from Tom T, FL

Sunday, November 28, 2021

I liked how I could customize my numbers with a black border to go with the Tracker logo on my boat.

2022 Tracker Pro guide V 175 WT Boat  Lettering from Robert V, MI

2022 Tracker Pro guide V 175 WT Boat Lettering from Robert V, MI

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Easy to install. Website was helpful with choosing a font

C-Dory Boat  Lettering from Brian M, WA

C-Dory Boat Lettering from Brian M, WA

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Lakes in Iowa

You'll need Iowa boat numbers if you are boating in these major lakes (and any other state owned body of water)

Backbone Lake - Bay Branch Lake - Beeds Lake - Big Creek Lake - Big Wall Lake - Black Hawk Lake - Blue Lake - Browns Lake - Carter Lake - Cheever Lake - Clear Creek - Clear Lake - Coralville Lake - Dan Green Slough - De Soto Lake - Eagle Lake - East Okoboji Lake - Elk Lake - Elm Lake - Five Island Lake - Fourmile Lake - Geode Lake - Goose Lake - Green Valley Lake - Hartwick Lake - High Lake - Inham Lake - Iowa Lake - Lake Ahquabi - Lake Darling - Lake Icaria - Lake Manawa - Lake Morris - Lake Odessa - Lake Red Rock - Lake Wapello - Lake Wawasee - Lake Syracuse - Lizard Lake - Lost Island Lake - Lower Gar Lake - North Twin Lake - Okamanpeedan Lake - Panorama Lake - Prairie Rose Lake - Quaker Mill Pond - Rathbun Lake - Rice Lake - Rock Creek Lake - Rush Lake - Saylorville Lake - Silver Lake - South Twin Lake - Spirit Lake - Stony Lake - Storm Lake - Summit Lake - Sunken Island Lake - Swan Lake - Trumbull Lake - Twelvemile Lake - Union Grove Lake - Virgin Lake - Viking Lake (Viking Lake State Park - Stanton, Iowa) - West Okoboji Lake