IDOT closes for holiday
AMES — The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing offices for the Labor Day weekend.
All IDOT driver’s license stations will be closed Saturday and Monday. The stations will resume operation at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 3.
IDOT’s Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services, normally open Monday through Friday, will be closed Monday. Normal business hours will resume Sept. 3.
IDOT recommends commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the department 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., Friday.
No movement of oversize loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Friday until 30 minutes prior to sunrise Sept. 3.
Because the permit center typically experiences a heavy workload on the day following a holiday, customers are urged to submit applications for oversize permits, especially those weighing more than 156,000 pounds, several days before the permit is needed.
The Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services’ permit center, located in Ankeny, is a one-stop source for fuel, trip and oversize load permits; International Registration Plan (IRP) registration; International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) licensing; and travel authority needed by motor carriers and commercial vehicle operators to operate in Iowa.
Contact the Office of Driver Services at 515-237-3253 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information; or the Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services at 515-237-3264 or email@example.com.