Treasurer’s office runs out of ‘Blackout’ plates

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

Story County Treasurer Ted Rasmusson informed Story County residents last week that the Treasurer’s Office is out of stock of the “Blackout” license plates due to extremely high demand. The Treasurer’s Office will not be able to issue standard numbered “Blackout” plates until the stock is replenished.

The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) informed the Treasurer’s Office that they are working hard to replenish county stocks statewide, but cannot guarantee shipping dates of the new stock. The Treasurer’s Office hopes to have the “Blackout” plate restocked in the office within three weeks. The office apologizes to residents for any inconvenience this may cause.

Story County residents can still order a standard “Blackout” plate directly from IDOT by mail. Mail-in forms are available at Any Story County residents wanting personalized “Blackout” plates will need to order them online or by mail by completing a form at

Anyone with questions can call the Treasurer’s Office at 515-382-7330 or visit