contact the iowa dot
Contact us with your questions or comments by telephone or through our online form. The form responses are only monitored during regular business hours. It may take 2-3 days to receive a response.
Contact information
General information
515-239-1101


Driver’s license information
515-244-8725
Fax: 515-239-1837


Commercial vehicle information
515-237-3305


Aviation
515-239-1691

Bicycle and multiuse trails
515-233-7733

Public transit
515-233-7870

Rail
515-239-1140


Mailing address
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Directions

who we are
  • Administration
  • Iowa Transportation Commission
Administration
District offices
Obtain local contact information for your district.
Divisions/offices
View division directors and contact information.
Iowa DOT director
Read a message from Iowa DOT Director.
Need Answers? brochure
If you have questions about transportation in Iowa, one of our representatives can help you.
Organization chart
View the current Iowa DOT organization chart.
Quick Tour publication
The Iowa DOT manages more than 9,400 miles of state-owned highways and ramps, and that is just the beginning. Learn more.
Iowa Transportation Commission
Iowa Transportation Commissioners
Meet the current Iowa Transportation Commissioners.
Meeting dates
View a listing of Commission meeting dates and locations.
Meeting minutes
View meeting minutes from 2008 to the present.
what we do
  • Legislative
  • Transportation facts
  • Transportation history
  • Transportation planning
Legislative
Administrative rules
The Iowa DOT will be conducting an ongoing and comprehensive review of its administrative rules.
Federal transportation funding in Iowa
Transportation programs in Iowa are funded with a combination of local, state and federal dollars. This funding pays for a wide range of transportation improvements and operations for all transportation modes.
Iowa Acts for the DOT
View the current Iowa Acts for the Iowa DOT.
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)
MAP-21 is an act to authorize funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, transit programs, and for other purposes.
Transportation history
100th anniversary
Whether it’s getting us from place to place or the path the goods we use take to get to us, transportation touches every citizen nearly every day. There are a lot of stories to be told about transportation in Iowa.
Iowa DOT history resources
Our state’s transportation stretches across thousands of years and across a variety of modes. The Iowa DOT has gathered our historical resources in one place.
Iowa DOT history timeline
Explore the interactive transportation timeline beginning with licenses for ferries crossing the Illinois into Iowa.
Planned highway investments
View the current Highway Program Summary.
Project-related public meetings
Information posted on this site is intended to supplement the public meeting, not replace it. The items posted will remain until one month after the meeting date. The official project file is kept by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Location and Environment, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010.
Transportation firsts
In studying and forming an understanding of Iowa’s transportation history, we must surely develop a reverence for the lifestyles which preceded ours. Achieving a greater understanding of our past, we are better prepared to plan our future.
Transportation planning
Iowa Transportation Improvement Program
View and download the current version in PDF format.
Park and institutional road projects
View and download the current version in PDF format.
State Transportation Plan update
The State Transportation Plan is a long-range transportation planning document serving as an investment guide for the Iowa Department of Transportation between now and 2040.
Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
This document serves as a reference guide to local planning agencies for the development of their regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Strategic Plan
The Iowa DOT will use the following strategic areas of focus, or lenses, to coordinate its efforts to set and meet expectations for system reliability, resiliency, predictability and safety.
get involved
  • Committees/Boards
  • Public input
  • Volunteer
Committees/Boards
Aviation Advisory Council
The Iowa Aviation Advisory Council meets biannually for information exchange and to provide feedback and guidance to the Office on Aviation as it relates to aviation issues in Iowa.
Freight Advisory Council
The mission of the Iowa Freight Advisory Council is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and help the Iowa DOT better understand the complexities associated with freight movements to more effectively guide public investment in the transportation infrastructure.
Governor’s Transportation 2020 Citizen Advisory commission
Iowa Code requires that every five years the Iowa DOT complete a review of the current revenue levels of Iowa’s road use tax fund and the sufficiency of those revenues to meet the construction and maintenance needs of Iowa’s state, city and county roads.
Iowa Highway Research Board
The IHRB was established in 1950 to provide guidance and oversight for the use of the secondary road research funds. Years later, the IHRB is still fulfilling that role, overseeing about 20 new projects each year involving transportation issues in Iowa.
Iowa Transportation Coordination Council
The State of Iowa has been a pioneer in transportation coordination since the 1970s. In 1976, the Iowa Legislature adopted the first-in-the-nation coordination law, with a compliance review process added to the legislation in 1984.
Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Planning, development, and promotion of the parkway known as the Great River Road. Coordination with other states and the federal government regarding the road.
Public input
Iowa Transportation Commission meetings
View Commission meeting dates and locations.
Project-related news releases without public meetings
View projects and share via email and social media.
Project-related public meetings
Information posted on this site is intended to supplement the public meeting, not replace it. The items posted will remain until one month after the meeting date. The official project file is kept by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Location and Environment, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010.
Transit notices of public hearing
Any interested person or agency is invited to attend these transit-related hearings and speak for or against the project's funding.
Volunteer
Adopt-A-Highway program
Adopt-A-Highway is an innovative program developed by the Iowa Department of Transportation to increase public awareness of environmental needs along Iowa highways by making sections of roadsides available for “adoption.”
Urban Youth Corps (UYC) program
Urban Youth Corps program offers meaningful, full-time work for individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 in a transportation setting, who face barriers to employment.
openings for all applicants
Openings for current Permanent state employees
internships and co-op opportunities

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happening now
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news releases