Visitor Entrance and Complex Map
General visitors to the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) headquarters in Ames shall enter at the department's main entrance, which is located on the east side of the department's administration building. Two designated visitor parking areas are located adjacent to the building and are depicted on the map. Parking is available for persons with disabilities, including van-accessible sites.
- Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted by a receptionist and asked to provide proof of identity. The easiest and quickest means of identification is provision of an Iowa DOT-issued driver's license or photo identification (ID) card. Other forms of identification are accepted.
- A card reader will scan the license or card, and electronically assign a visitor's pass. The process of assigning a visitor's pass to a person without a driver's license or ID card requires manual intervention and a brief wait.