Iowa DOT News Release

DOT offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Posted on: December 30, 2009

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 30, 2009 – Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) driver's license stations and the Motor Carrier Permit Center will be closed for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday according to the following schedule.

Driver's license stations
All Iowa DOT driver's license stations, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. The stations will resume normal hours Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.

Motor Carrier Permit Center
The Iowa DOT's Permit Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. The permit center will resume normal hours Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. Normal hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oversize/overweight load movements are allowed to move on this holiday as long as permits are obtained in advance.

As the permit center experiences a heavy workload on the day following the holiday, customers are urged to submit applications for oversize permits, especially those over 156,000 pounds, several days before needing the permit.

The permit center, located at 6310 S.E. Convenience Blvd., Ankeny, is a one-stop source for fuel and trip permits, routing for oversize loads, IRP (international registration plan) registration, IFTA (international fuel tax agreement) licensing, and travel authority needed by truckers to operate in Iowa. The permit center's telephone number is 515-237-3264.


DL stations – telephone 515-237-3253 or e-mail
Permit Center – telephone 515-237-3264 or e-mail



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