Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed July 4

Posted on: June 20, 2019

AMES, Iowa – June 20, 2019 – 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 Thursday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. The locations will resume regular hours of operation on Friday, July 5.

Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at

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 Friday, July 5 should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3.

No movements of oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Wednesday, July 3, until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Friday, 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