Iowa Business License Information Center


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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.

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). 
  • What kind of license do I need to start my business?
    Iowa does not have a "general" business license. Instead, Iowa regulates the activity of your business or profession. Discover the licensing you may be required to obtain on our online directory.

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