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Iowa DOT offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

January 07, 2013

AMES, IOWA – Jan. 7, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing office closures in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

All Iowa DOT business locations will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

Iowa DOT’s driver’s license stations 
All Iowa DOT driver’s license stations, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 22.

Motor Carrier Service Permit Center 
The Iowa DOT's Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services’ permit center will be closed Monday, Jan. 21. The permit center will resume normal operations at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

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. 

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