Local closures extended to June 1

Friday, May 15, 2020

LE MARS — The City of Le Mars and Plymouth County Courthouse has announced their plans to continue being closed to the general public through at least June 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Administrator Jason Vacura said Monday, May 18 was their initial hopeful date to reopen, however with Governor Kim Reynolds recent proclamation to extend certain closures through May 27, the new target date is June 1.

“It’s not the ideal way to conduct business but we’ve made it work,” Vacura said.

At the Plymouth County Courthouse, County Auditor Stacey Feldman said as of now, their reopening date is set for June 1.

“That date will continue to be reevaluated over the next few weeks,” she said.

It was on May 5 when the Plymouth County Driver’s License office began taking appointments for essential driver’s license services for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Those essential appointments included:

• CDL renewals

• January, February and March expirations on a person’s driver’s license. April and May expirations will be scheduled later.

• Those scheduled for Drivers Ed who have passed the online test and need a permit.

The deadline for REAL ID’s has been pushed back until 2021, so anyone wanting to update their license for REAL ID are being asked to wait.

For those who need to renew their ID or license, or change their address, get a duplicate if their license has been lost or stolen, online services are available at IowaDOT.gov.

Appointments can be made by calling 546-1663 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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