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 easy to apply

2021 Nautique G25 Boat Lettering from Kenneth B, SC

2021 Nautique G25 from Kenneth B, SC

Friday, November 13, 2020

My decals came within 5 days of ordering. They were exactly the same graphics that I ordered And were very easy to apply. I’ve been in salt and freshwater and the decals look great. They haven’t faded a bit! I’d recommend this company to anyone that wants to create their personal look for their boat mane!

Boat Lettering from Sherry G, SC

from Sherry G, SC

Sunday, November 1, 2020

love the graphics, great job

2010 19 ft. center console, NauticStar Lettering from Richard N, VA

2010 19 ft. center console, NauticStar Lettering from Richard N, VA

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Fantastic job! Love how it turned out!

2021 Tahoe T16 Boat Lettering from Lorraine N, NJ

2021 Tahoe T16 from Lorraine N, NJ

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Perfect. Arrived very quickly and the directions were spot on. This was about as simple as I could have asked for. Thanks for such a great product.

Monterey 355SY Boat Lettering from Richard W, MO

Monterey 355SY from Richard W, MO

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Not too hard to install only a few minor imperfections the gold looks awesome in the sun!

Boat Lettering from Christopher M, FL

from Christopher M, FL

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Serial numbers were easy to apply and look great

2020 Suntracker Bass Buggy 16xls Pontoon boat Lettering from Robrt P, TX

2020 Suntracker Bass Buggy 16xls Pontoon boat Lettering from Robrt P, TX

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Excellent quality

2006 Monterey 250 CR Boat Lettering from Aaron Y, FL

2006 Monterey 250 CR from Aaron Y, FL

Saturday, October 17, 2020

excellent quality very easy to install.

2020 Grady White 376 Canyon Transom Lettering from Patrick S, MI

2020 Grady White 376 Canyon Transom Lettering from Patrick S, MI

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Installation was simple

2006 Four Winns 378 Vista Boat Lettering from Steven F, MI

2006 Four Winns 378 Vista from Steven F, MI

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Absolutely love it will definitely order more in the future.

Intrepid 38  Boat  Lettering from Chris N, FL

Intrepid 38 Boat Lettering from Chris N, FL

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

In this video we provide a short walk through of the features of our online design tool. You can jump right in and play with it or watch this video if you want to see how everything works.

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