Iowa DOT News

Iowa DOT offices closed for Labor Day holiday

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 24, 2020 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 for the Labor Day holiday.

Iowa DOT driver's license service centers

All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers will be closed Saturday, Sept 5, and Monday, Sept. 7 (centers are normally closed on Mondays). The centers operate by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please go to

You 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 immediately following the Labor Day weekend. Commercial vehicle operators who need oversize/overweight permits for travel in Iowa on Tuesday, Sept. 8, should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

No movements of oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Friday, Sept. 4, until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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.


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