The special "blackout" license plates introduced by the Iowa Department of Transportation in July is now easier to get a hold of.

The license plates feature an all-black background with white lettering.

Beginning Sept. 3, you will be able to exchange any plates for non-personalized blackout plates at the county treasurer’s office, saving the up to six week processing time if ordered online or by mail. The new blackout plates will not have the same letter/number combination as your current plates. Personalized plates are also available.

A blackout license plate will cost $35 and money will go to the Road Use Tax Fund, which funds road and bridge projects throughout Iowa.

Credit: Iowa DOT via Twitter

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