Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT offices closed July 5

Posted on: June 25, 2021

AMES, Iowa – June 24, 2021 – Iowa Department of Transportation locations will be closed as follows in honor of Independence Day.

  • All Iowa DOT business locations will be closed Monday, July 5.
  • Iowa DOT driver service centers are operated by appointment only. They will be closed Saturday, July 3, and Monday, July 5. Centers are typically closed on Mondays.

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

If you need to come to one of our locations, you will need to make an appointment through our website.

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 Tuesday, July 6 should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 2.

No movements of oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Friday, July 2, until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Tuesday, 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