Iowa DOT locations closed for Christmas and New Year’s

All Iowa Department of Transportation locations will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Many people, including commercial driver’s license holders, may be able to complete driver’s license business online at

If you need to come to see us at one of our driver’s license service centers, the best way to get in and out quickly is to schedule an appointment at Walk-in customers will be served as time allows, but there may be a considerable wait time.

Special note to motor carriers
The Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services typically experiences a heavy workload and increased call volumes on the days leading up to and 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.