Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on: November 12, 2015

AMES, IOWA – Nov. 12, 2015 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30, for all offices except Iowa DOT driver’s license stations.  

Driver’s license stations
All Iowa DOT driver’s license stations, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 26-28.

In lieu of Saturday service, the stations will be open Monday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at or at one of the conveniently located self-service kiosks. Kiosk users should check the host location's holiday schedule to determine hours and availability. 

Special note to motor carriers
Because the Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services typically experiences a heavy workload on the day following the 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.


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

Iowa highway in the evening