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Iowa Business License Information Center

Man wearing hard hat using radioDid you know the state of Iowa does not have a “general” business license? Instead, Iowa regulates the activity of your business or profession. Whether you’re a newly established business wondering how to fulfill your licensing obligations, a contractor looking for registration information, or an existing corporation seeking to expand your business lines or geographic footprint, IASourceLink can assist you. Below are some general business licensing tips:

Please click the button below to search a complete list of licenses and permits.

For additional business licensing assistance contact Christine Cavil at or toll free at 800.532.1216.

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  • Contact your local city clerk for any licenses or ordinances specific to the city your business is located in.