The Iowa Department of Transportation is now issuing Restricted Commercial Drivers Licenses remotely. To limit the number of people who come into the service centers and reduce their potential exposure to COVID-19, the Iowa Department of Transportation will be reviewing applications and issuing restricted commercial driver’s licenses remotely and mailing them out to these customers.
How to Obtain a Restricted CDL
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Iowa DOT COVID-19 site
Iowa DOT Q & As
WHAT IS A RESTRICTED CDL?
A restricted CDL may be issued to suppliers or employees of suppliers of agricultural inputs. “Agricultural inputs” means applicators of agricultural chemicals, fertilizer, seed or animal feed. The applicant may operate Class B or Class C vehicles, but not a Class A combination vehicle.
ARE IOWA DOT FACILITIES CLOSED?
Visitors to all facilities (with the exception of rest areas) will be asked a series of questions to evaluate their risk of exposure to COVID-19 and exposure to others in that facility before they are allowed to enter.
WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE NEED?
Priority appointments (before May 1) will be given to a customer who:
- has a commercial driver’s license or chauffeur’s license service need.
- may need services before May 1 related to a specific event such as starting a new job or to fulfill a work-related requirement, a financial loan or other financial business, school/education-related, to obtain benefits of any kind, or for a legal-related purpose.