Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed over Memorial Day weekend

Posted on: May 17, 2021

AMES, Iowa – May 17, 2021 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, May 31, in honor of Memorial Day.  

Iowa DOT driver's license service centers
All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers will be closed Saturday, May 29, and Monday, May 31 (offices are normally closed on Mondays). The service centers will resume operations Tuesday, June 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at or at one of the conveniently located self-service kiosks. Kiosk users should check the host location's holiday schedule to determine hours and availability. 

For service at one of our locations, an appointment is required and can be set up through our website.

Special note to motor carriers
If commercial vehicle operators need services from the Iowa DOT immediately following the Memorial Day weekend, the Iowa DOT highly recommends that commercial vehicle operators plan several days in advance. For commercial vehicle operators needing oversize/overweight permits for travel in Iowa on Tuesday, June 1, they should submit the permit request and attain approval prior to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 28. 

No movements of oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Friday, May 28 until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Tuesday, June 1. 

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