Permits & Licenses Required by Food Stores In Iowa
State of Iowa
- Corporation Registration | Iowa Secretary of State | 515-281-5204 | www.sos.state.ia.us
- Food Establishment License | Iowa Department of Inspection & Appeals | 515-281-7102
- Required for selling food (Groceries)
- Food Service License | Iowa Department of Inspection & Appeals 515-281-7102
- Required if any food is prepared/Deli & Bakery
- Food & Consumer Safety Bureau | firstname.lastname@example.org | 515-281-6538
- Retail Sales Tax Permit | Iowa Department of Revenue & Finance | Customer service: 281-3114/800-367-3388
- Lottery License | Iowa Lottery (Doug Orr-Director of Retail Services) | 515-725-7861
- WIC Permit | Kenny Kane (Iowa WIC Vendor Coordinator) | 515-281-6205 | email@example.com
- Cigarette Permit | Apply to Local (normally municipal) Authorities
- Household Hazardous Material Retailer Permit | Iowa Department of Revenue | 515-281-3114
- Beer Permit | Alcohol Beverages Division (Karen Freund) | 515-281-7414
- Class B Native Wine Permit | Alcohol Beverages Division (Karen Freund) | Go to Web site www.iowaabd.com to apply | 515-281-7432
- Can only sell wine fermented in Iowa. Fee is $25.00.
- Class B Wine Permit | Alcohol Beverages Division (Karen Freund) | 515-281-7432
- Can sell wine fermented out of state. Fee is $500.
- Class E Liquor License | Alcohol Beverages Division (Karen Freund) (submit to local authorities) | 515-281-7432
- Permits are paid yearly to the State
- Weights & Measures Bureau | Randy Watts | Department of Agriculture | 515-725-1493
- USDA FNS Retail/Participant | SNAP Retailer Service Center Hotline | Food Stamps | 877-823-4369
- EBT Director | Tracy Penick | 515-281-4935
- State Nursery License (for selling plants, shrubs, nursery items, even soil!) | Iowa Department of Agriculture
- PACA License | Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (Produce purchased over $90,000/year)
- Pharmacy License | www.pharmacy.iowa.gov | Licensure/Registration | Applications/Forms
State of Iowa
- Board of Pharmacy Examiners | Office Hours- 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM | 400 S.W. Eighth St., Suite E, Des Moines, IA 50309-4688.
PHONE: (515) 281-5944 | FAX: (515) 281-4609
- Iowa Department of Revenue Sales Tax Department | Contact Greg Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org, for any sales tax questions.
- www.tax.iowa.gov | 515-281-6885
- Iowa Taxpayer Services | (515) 281-3114