Regulation and Licensing
Regulatory Assistance IDED 200 East Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309 515-242-4755; FAX 515-242-4776 (800) 532-1216 Provides and assistance regulatory compliance for small business on air quality, compliance immigration, recycling and waste management, interfacing with other agencies information, www.smart.state.ia.us (entrepreneurial services/management).
Iowa Insurance Division 330 Maple St. Des Moines, IA 50319 515-281-5705; FAX 515-281-3059 Toll Free: 877-955-1212 www.iid.state.ia.us Licenses and regulates companies that sell insurance products in Iowa and provides consumers with the tools necessary to make educated insurance choices.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wallace Building Des Moines, IA 50309 515-281-5918; FAX 515-281-8895 www.state.ia.us/dnr Oversees water and air quality regulations, waste management, energy and recycling.
Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance Taxpayer Services Hoover Building Des Moines, IA 50319 515-281-3114; FAX 515-242-6487 www.state.ia.us/tax Administers, collects and educates the public on personal and business taxes.
Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Lucas Building 321 East 12th St. Des Moines, IA 50319 515-281-3642 www.state.ia.us/government/dia Regulates, inspects, licenses and/or certifies health care providers and suppliers, restaurants and grocery stores, social and charitable gambling operations, hotels and motels, and barber and beauty shops. Certifies Targeted Small Businesses.
Iowa Workforce Development 1000 East Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50319 515-281-5387 or 800-562-4692 www.iowaworkforce.org Provides OSHA consultation and compliance, unemployment insurance, labor laws, workers’ compensation, wage and labor market studies and data collection.
Banking Division Iowa Department of Commerce 200 East Grand Ave, Suite 300 Des Moines, IA 50309 515-281-4014; FAX 515-281-4862 www.idob.state.ia.us Regulates Iowa’s financial institutions.
Iowa Department of Transportation 800 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50010 www.dot.state.ia.us Oversees transportation regulations, motor carrier services and licensing information.
Utilities Division Iowa Department of Commerce 350 Maple St. Des Moines, IA 50319 515-281-5979 or 515-281-5329 www.state.ia.us/government/com/util/ util.htm Provides electric, gas and phone utility company information and rates.
County Recorders Office (see local telephone directory for address and phone number) Provides information on sole proprietorships, simple partnerships, and Certificates of Assumed Name (required when doing business under a name other than your own).
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