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Construction contractors must register with the Iowa Division of Labor Services.
Contact Information
Iowa Workforce Development
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines IA, 50309(map)
Iowa Division of
P: (515) 242-5871
F: (515) 725-2427

License Details

Code Citation
IC 91C; 875 IAC 150
Who Applies
Those in the business of construction in Iowa who earn $2,000 or more per year and do not work exclusively on their own property must register with the Labor Services Division. Contractors that perform plumbing and HVAC activities under the jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Public Health's Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board become registered while also obtaining their license.
When To Apply
Apply at least 30 days prior to commencing work in Iowa.
Initial Requirements
Most contractors with a principal place of business outside of Iowa must provide a $25,000 surety bond in order to register.
One year.
Processing Time
Fee Structure
$50 per year.
Renewal Requirements
The application process for a renewal is quicker than for a new registration. Contractors covered by the Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board must apply for their contractor registration through the board.
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