Iowa Mobile ID Now Available and Accepted at Businesses Across the State
ANKENY, Iowa – Oct. 31, 2023 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is excited to announce that Iowa Mobile ID is available in the Apple Store and Google Play. The app allows residents to keep a digital version of their Iowa-issued driver’s license or ID on their smartphone.
The app is free and optional for all Iowans to download. The Iowa Mobile ID is a companion to the physical card and does not replace it. Iowans should still carry their physical card.
Through the use of a QR code, Iowa’s Mobile ID creates a contactless and more secure way to verify identity. In addition, it allows Iowans to be in greater control of their information as users approve requests for each transaction before any information is shared.
Iowa Mobile ID can be accepted as a valid form of ID at businesses throughout the state by using the Iowa ABD Age to Purchase App from the Alcoholic Beverages Division of the Iowa Department of Revenue, as well as at TSA PreCheck® checkpoints within the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and other participating airports.
“Iowa is the first state in the nation to roll out a mobile ID with a large number of businesses across the state capable of accepting the ID. I’m so proud of the DOT and the Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverages Division working together on an innovative solution that provides convenience and added security for Iowans as they use their IDs for a variety of purposes,” stated Governor Kim Reynolds.
“Innovation and technology underpin our work to make lives better through transportation, and I am pleased to showcase another example of this from our department,” said Iowa DOT Director Scott Marler.
Ensuring businesses understand the options available to begin accepting mobile IDs is key to the adoption of this technology. As with any new technology, the transition to widespread use will ramp up over time.
“By integrating the ability to accept mobile ID into the "Iowa ABD Age to Purchase App" Iowa businesses can better serve their customers without having to add additional resources. This should help with quicker adoption of the mobile ID technology for both businesses and mobile ID users,” explained Iowa Department of Revenue Director Mary Mosiman.
Iowans are encouraged to look for the “Iowa mobile ID” logo on doors or at the point of sale in businesses across the state. Businesses that have let the Iowa DOT know they accept mobile ID are listed on the Iowa Mobile ID website. Businesses interested in learning how to accept Iowa mobile ID can visit the Iowa Mobile ID website to get more information about their options.
For more information on Iowa Mobile ID or if you are a business interested in accepting mobile ID, please visit iowadot.gov/mobileid.
Iowa DOT Contact: Toni Smith at [email protected] or 515-237-3109
Iowa Department of Revenue Contact: John Fuller at [email protected] or 515-318-8864
TSA Contact: Jessica Mayle at [email protected]