State Fire Marshal Division
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines
Phone: (515) 725-6145


Iowa Permit, Building Code and Licensing Information

State Website
State Licensing Licensing for plumbers and electricians is done at the local level. No state license for general contracting, however, all businesses must register with the state.
State Building Code Iowa has adopted a set of codes for state-owned buildings.  This is a home rule state and local jurisdiction can choose to adopt or not adopt any codes.  Iowa has no mandatory statewide building codes.
State Licensing Division
State Fire Marshall
State Environmental Permit