Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed July 4

Posted on: June 19, 2020

AMES, Iowa – June 19, 2020 – Iowa Department of Transportation locations will be closed as follows in honor of Independence Day.

  • Most Iowa DOT business locations, with the exception of driver’s service centers, will be closed Friday, July 3.
  • Iowa DOT driver service centers are currently operating by appointment only. They will be open Friday, July 3, and closed Saturday, July 4, and Monday, July 6. Service centers are typically closed on Mondays. Driver's service center appointments can be made at

Many people may be able to complete business with the Iowa DOT 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 Monday, July 6 should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2.

No movements of oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Friday, July 3, until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Monday, July 6.

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