Business License Information Center

Helping businesses learn about Iowa licensing requirements

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) helps entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and succeed by providing complimentary, timely access to the IASourceLink network of 320+ nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services. The IEDA facilitates the linking of these organizations to one another and to established, emerging and startup businesses.

Iowa does not have a “general business license.” Licensing and other compliance requirements are based on the nature of a business or professional occupation. IASourceLink provides a comprehensive license search engine and personalized assistance to help identify compliance requirements.

Program Contact(s)

Christine Cavil



Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 1.515.725.3000
email: Email Us

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