The Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Permit Center will resume normal operations at 8 am on Friday, July 5th. Oversize/Overweight load movement is prohibited from noon on Wednesday, July 3rd until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Friday, July 5th. Permits must be obtained prior to office closings.
The timeframe for processing oversize permits may be up to 4 hours. Please plan accordingly.
The Office of Motor Carrier Services no longer accepts phone calls for ordering oversize or temporary trip and fuel permits. Customers can order permits through this website or by fax at 515-237-3257.
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Permits issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation are only valid for State and Federal roadways. Some permits have routing that also includes county and city roads. You must contact the individual county and/or city for separate permit(s) in order to be legal. It is your responsibility to have the appropriate county and/or city permit(s). To contact the County or City to order permit(s), you can either click here or click here.
To get updated Vertical Clearance Maps, click here.
Enforcement is having difficulty reading the information on permits the drivers have. Most of the problems are with a "reduced" size faxed permit, and re-faxing of a re-faxed permit. Please avoid re-faxing a previous re-faxed permit. Only fax an original faxed permit. If a re-faxed permit needs faxed again, contact our office and we will fax the permit.