Iowa DOT News Release – March 23, 2020
Iowa’s disaster emergency proclamation signed on March 17, declared that any driver’s license that expired Jan. 16 or later will not be enforced during the emergency period. That means that Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders can still continue to operate even if their license expired during the dates covered.
In addition, CDL holders in Iowa who have an expired medical examiner’s certificate or a certificate that is about to expire will not have their CDL downgraded during the COVID-19 emergency.
These moves are being made to support the movement of freight to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the number of people who need to come into an Iowa DOT facility in an effort to protect the health and safety of our customers and staff.
Additional IDOT Guidance
View the IDOT COVID-19 PUBLIC RESPONSE page for CDL holders for additional guidance.
DOES THE WAIVER OF DRIVER’S LICENSE EXPIRATION APPLY TO MY COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE?
Yes. Governor Reynold’s emergency proclamation provides that for ANY driver’s license expiring January 16, 2020, or later, the expiration date will not be enforced during this declared disaster. Even if your CDL is expired you can continue to operate validly.
The original IDOT release can be viewed here>>>