The Iowa Department of Transportation will make license appointments through May 1 only for people involved in “essential services.”
The move was a further tightening of driver’s license processing and other services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Call ahead for an appointment. Visitors will be screened before allowing to enter.
Examples of “essential services” are commercial driver’s licenses needed for work, or a driver’s license needed for work purposes, legal needs, work on a loan, or school-related activities.
Gov. Kim Reynolds’ disaster declaration on March 17 postponed driver’s license and ID renewals in general.
The Transportation Safety Administration is allowing expired driver’s licenses to be used as identification for air travel. The Oct. 1 deadline for obtaining the REAL ID Gold Star has been postponed indefinitely.
DOT is taking appointment requests for after May 1 for all driver’s license and ID services.