Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on: November 14, 2019

AMES, IOWA – Nov. 14, 2019 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 2, for all offices except Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers.

Driver’s license service centers
All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 28-30.

In lieu of Saturday service, the centers will be open Monday, Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.

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

Special note to motor carriers
Because the Bureau 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.


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

Iowa highway in the evening