Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Posted on: January 12, 2021

AMES, IOWA – Jan. 12, 2021 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Driver’s license service centers
All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Saturday, Jan 16. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers are serving customers by appointment. To make an appointment, please go to

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