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Iowa DOT offices closed for Christmas and New Year’s holidays

December 05, 2012

AMES, IOWA – Dec. 5, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing its Christmas and New Year’s holiday schedules for the Motor Carrier Permit Center and all Iowa DOT-operated driver’s license stations.

All Iowa DOT business locations will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

Motor Carrier Service Permit Center 
The Iowa DOT's Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services’ permit center will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in observance of the Christmas holiday and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. The permit center will resume normal operations at 8 a.m. on the Wednesday following the holiday closures.

Because the Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services typically experiences a heavy workload on the day following a holiday, customers are urged to submit applications for oversize permits, especially those weighing more than 156,000 pounds, several days before the permit is needed. 

The Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services, located at 6310 SE Convenience Blvd. in Ankeny, is a one-stop source for fuel, trip and oversize load permits; International Registration Plan (IRP) registration; International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) licensing; and travel authority needed by motor carriers and commercial vehicle operators to operate in Iowa. 

Iowa DOT’s driver’s license stations 
All Iowa DOT driver’s license stations, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. on the Wednesday following the holidays.

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