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Iowa Business License Information Center

Click here to search for Iowa Business Licensing Did 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 to the left 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.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I am starting a business / online business and need to know what all I need to get started
We have created a complete guide to starting a business in Iowa. Licensing is just a part of starting a business, and you may not need additional licensing to operate (each business is different). 

Where can I search for licensing I may need to obtain in order to operate my business?
The Business License Information Center has an online directory of licenses you can search to find what your business may need to obtain.

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