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Alright. On the off chance somebody else in Iowa is looking for this information, I figured this one out. It turns out that case law wasn't really necessary; it was all in the Code--just layered a bit. Iowa considers a promissory note a negotiable instrument under Iowa Code § 554.3104(1). Iowa law does not specifically list a statute of limitations on negotiable instruments; therefore, the five year Statute of Limitations established in Iowa Code § 554.3118 would apply, and the debt would become Time-Barred five years after the cause of action.