DOT offices close Labor Day weekend
AMES — The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing its offices over the Labor Day weekend Aug. 30 through Sept. 1.
All business locations will be closed Sept. 1.
All Iowa DOT driver’s license stations will be closed Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. The stations will resume operations at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 2.
The Iowa DOT’s Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services, normally open Monday through Friday, will be closed Sept. 1. Normal business hours will resume at 8 a.m. Sept. 2. This includes the permit center.
The DOT recommends commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the Iowa DOT around the Labor Day weekend. Commercial vehicle operators who need fuel or trip permits for travel in Iowa during the Labor Day weekend should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29.
No movements of oversize loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Aug. 29 until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Sept. 2.
Because the permit center typically experiences a heavy workload on the day following the holiday, customers are urged to submit applications for oversize permits, especially those more than 156,000 pounds, several days before needing the permit.
The permit center is a one-stop source for fuel, trip and oversize load permits; International Registration Plan registration; International Fuel Tax Agreement licensing; and travel authority needed by motor carriers and commercial vehicle operators to operate in Iowa.