Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed over Labor Day weekend

Posted on: August 22, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 22, 2016 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day holiday.

Iowa DOT driver's license stations

All Iowa DOT driver’s license stations will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 5 (offices are normally closed on Mondays). The stations will resume operations Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 a.m.

Online services are available 24/7 at Customers can also access services at one of the Iowa DOT’s self-service kiosks. To view the list of kiosk locations, visit:

Special note to motor carriers   

The Iowa DOT recommends that commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the Iowa DOT around the Labor Day weekend. Commercial vehicle operators who need oversize/overweight permits for travel in Iowa during the Memorial Day weekend should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

No movements of oversize loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Friday, Sept. 2, until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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



Iowa highway in the evening