Iowa D.O.T. closed for Fourth of July
AMES — The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing offices on the Fourth of July holiday.
All business locations will be closed July 4.
All Iowa D.O.T. driver’s license stations will be closed Thursday, July 4, and will reopen Friday, July 5, at 8:30 a.m.
The Iowa D.O.T.’s Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services, normally open Monday through Friday, will close at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, and reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, July 5. This includes the permit center.
The Iowa D.O.T. recommends commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the Iowa D.O.T. around the Fourth of July holiday. Commercial vehicle operators needing fuel or trip permits for travel in Iowa during the Fourth of July should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3.
No movement of oversize loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Wednesday, July 3, until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Friday, July 5.
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 more than 156,000 pounds, several days before needing the permit.
The permit center, located at 6310 SE Convenience Blvd. in Ankeny, 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.