Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed for Fourth of July holiday

Posted on: June 15, 2012

AMES, Iowa – June 15, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing offices on the Fourth of July holiday. 

All business locations will be closed Wednesday, July 4.   

Iowa DOT driver's license stations

All Iowa DOT driver's license stations will be closed Wednesday, July 4, and will reopen Thursday, July 5, at 8:30 a.m. 

Motor Carrier Services’ Permit Center 

The Iowa DOT’s Office of Motor Carrier Services’ Permit Center, normally open Monday through Friday, will close at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, and reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 5. The Iowa DOT recommends commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the department around the Fourth of July holiday. 

Commercial vehicle operators needing fuel or trip permits for travel in Iowa during the Fourth of July should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. 

No movement of oversize loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Tuesday, July 3, until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Thursday, July 5. 

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

The permit center, 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. 


Office of Driver Services at 515-237-3253 or
Office of Motor Carrier Services at 515-237-3264 or




Iowa highway in the evening