Iowa Licenses: Department of Inspections & Appeals

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals is committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of Iowans.  They are tasked with inspections, licensing, and certification of health care providers and suppliers, grocery stores and restaurants, hotels and motels, and social and charitable gambling operations. They are located at the Lucas State Office Building, Third Floor, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 and can be contacted by phone at 515-281-7102.

Their offices administer a large variety of licensing such as food service establishment, health care facility, home bakery, and hotel licensing. Use our licensing navigator below to find licensing that may be necessary for your business to operate in Iowa. If you have any questions, contact the ISL team through phone or text at 319-273-5444 or by email at [email protected].