IOWA NEWS: Iowa DOT offices closed for July Fourth holiday

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 might be able to complete driver’s license business online at

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 4 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. July 3.

No movements of oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon July 3, 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.