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Oversize/Overweight permits


Apply for a permit

There are several options for obtaining an oversize/overweight permit in Iowa.

    Mail

    • Applications are available on the Iowa DOTís permit forms page
    • Complete the appropriate application and mail it with the fee payment to:

      Iowa Department of Transportation
      Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services
      P.O. Box 10382
      Des Moines, Iowa 50306

    • Overnight mail must be directed to:

      Iowa Department of Transportation
      Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services
      6310 SE Convenience Blvd.
      Ankeny, Iowa 50021
    • Note: The permit will be returned by mail unless otherwise specified.

    Over the counter (no service fee)

    • Permits can be obtained by coming in to our permit counter in Ankeny. Counter hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Be sure to bring a completed application, or all the information required to complete and application.
    • Payment is required at time of application.
    • Applications are available on the Iowa DOT’s permit forms page

    • The Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services is located inside the Iowa DOTís Motor Vehicle Division offices at 6310 SE Convenience Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa 50021.

    Contact a commercial permit service

    Below is a list of permit services doing business with the Iowa DOT.
    • There will be a service fee in addition to state permit charges.
    • The listing is in alphabetical order.
    • The Iowa DOT does not endorse or recommend one service over another.
    • Contact the Iowa DOTís Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services if your permit service would like to be included on the list.


    • Commercial permit services
           
      Permit service name   Telephone
      Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits, LLC    865-963-0830
      Comdata Transceiver   800-749-6019 or
      800-422-7700 (outside United States)
      Heintz Permit Service       515-421-2383
      JJ Keller & Associates Inc.   800-231-5266
      Jet Permits   800-788-0603 or
      414-425-2911 (outside United States)
      Nationwide Express Services   866-984-3737
      Nelson Permit Service   409-679-4427
      North Star Permits Inc.   604-287-2220
      Nova Permit Service   800-567-7775
      Permit America                   866-573-7648
      The Permit Co.   877-237-2435
      T-Chek Systems Inc.   877-237-2435
      Trans/Mid-America Inc.   800-228-7577
      Transport Permits Ltd.   800-373-9033 or 319-235-9033
      VitalChek/Permit Wizard   888-386-4236
      West Chester Permit LLC   800-734-3544
      West Coast Services   614-868-0022

If you have questions:

  • Email: oversizepermits@dot.iowa.gov
  • Phone: 515-237-3264
  • Fax: 515-237-3257
  • Mail:

    Iowa Department of Transportation
    Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services
    P.O. Box 10382
    Des Moines, Iowa 50306