Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed July 4

Posted on: June 20, 2018

AMES, Iowa – June 20, 2018 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations, including the Iowa DOT’s driver’s license service centers and the vehicle permit center will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. The locations will resume regular hours of operation on Thursday, July 5.

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  

The Iowa DOT recommends that commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the Iowa DOT around the July 4 holiday. Commercial vehicle operators who need oversize/overweight permits for travel in Iowa on Thursday, July 5 should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3.

No movements of oversize/overweight 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 the holiday, customers are urged to submit applications for oversize/overweight permits, especially those more than 156,000 pounds, several days before needing the permit.


For questions, please go to the Iowa DOT’s contact page.

Iowa highway in the evening