Iowa DOT offices closed July 4

AMES -- All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations, including the Iowa D.O.T.?s driver?s license service centers and the vehicle permit center will be closed July 4, in honor of Independence Day.

The locations will resume regular hours of operation July 5.

Many people may 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.

Special note to motor carriers: The Iowa D.O.T. recommends that commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the Iowa D.O.T. around the July Fourth holiday. Commercial vehicle operators who need oversize/overweight permits for travel in Iowa on July 5 should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3.

No movements of oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Tuesday until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on July 5.

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.