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Helping Businesses Learn About Iowa Licensing Requirements

Iowa does not have a “general business license.” Licensing and other compliance requirements are based on the nature of a business or professional occupation. For more information on the legal requirements for Iowa businesses, visit the Business License Information Center

To identify licenses that may be necessary for a specific business, search the online license database at the Business License Information Center.  

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