DOT closes for Memorial Day

AMES ? All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed May 28, in honor of Memorial Day.

All Iowa D.O.T. driver?s license service centers will be closed May 26 and May 28; offices are normally closed on Mondays. The service centers will resume operations at 8:30 a.m. May 29.

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

The Iowa D.O.T. recommends that commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the Iowa D.O.T. immediately following the Memorial Day weekend. Commercial vehicle operators who need oversize/overweight permits for travel in Iowa May 29, should obtain them before 4:30 p.m. May 25.

No movements of oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon May 25 until 30 minutes before sunrise on May 29.

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.