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Iowa DOT offices closed over Memorial Day weekend

AMES, Iowa – May 22, 2024 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day.  

Iowa DOT driver's license service centers
All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers will be closed Monday, May 27.  The service centers will resume operations Tuesday, May 28, at 8 a.m.

Many people, including commercial driver’s license holders, may be able to complete driver’s license business online at

If you need to come to see us, the quickest way to get your driver’s license business done is to schedule an appointment Walk-in customers will be served as time allows.

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 Memorial Day weekend. Commercial vehicle operators who need oversize/overweight permits for travel in Iowa Tuesday, May 28, should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 24. 

No movements of oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Friday, May 24 until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Tuesday, May 28. 

Motor carrier services will resume normal business hours Tuesday, May 28, at 8:30 a.m., but 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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