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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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