Real ID deadline extended

By: Donovan W. Mann –

Ankeny, IA – The Iowa Department of Transportation is reporting that the deadline for Real ID has been extended by two years.

Announced through a release the DOT says that the Department of Homeland Security announced on Tuesday, April 27, the new deadline for Real ID enforcement is now May 3, 2023. The previous deadline was set for October of 2021.

The I-DOT encourages anyone planning to fly on a commercial airline or enter a federal building that checks identification to consider getting a Real ID “sooner rather than later.” Those getting a Real ID added to their driver’s license will need to verify their identity with documentation.

Those getting Real ID for the first time will have to do so in person at a DOT facility. In Humboldt County this is the Treasurer’s Office in the Court House.

If the ID is up for renewal, the Real ID marked card will be of no additional cost to the individual. If it is being received outside the renewal period, it will be a cost of $10, or the standard cost of replacement card.

Customers are not required to get a Real ID marked card if they do not plan to use a state-issued card to fly or enter a federal building.

More information about Real ID can be found online at