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

December 12, 2013

AMES, IOWA – Dec. 11, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing its Christmas and New Year’s holiday schedules for the Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services, which includes the Motor Carrier Permit Center, and all Iowa DOT-operated driver’s license stations.

All Iowa DOT business locations will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Motor Carrier Permit Center 
The Iowa DOT's Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services’ permit center will resume normal operations at 8 a.m. on the Thursday following the holiday closures.

Because the Office of Vehicle & 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 & 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 alter their hours Tuesday, Dec. 24. The stations will open at 7:45 a.m. and close at 4:15 p.m. These stations will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. on the Thursday following the holidays.

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