Iowa DOT Offices Closed for Thanksgiving


All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, December 2, for all offices except Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers.

All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Thursday, November 28 through Saturday, November 30. In lieu of Saturday service, the centers will be open Monday, December 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3.

Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at

Because the Bureau of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services typically experiences a heavy workload on the day following the 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.

For questions, please go to the Iowa DOT’s contact page.