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City Clerk Licenses and Permits

Contact Information
Office of the City Clerk
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Phone: 319-286-5060   
Fax: 888-966-0171
Hours 
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

City Clerk Licenses and Permits

In order to maintain the safety and well-being of our residents, many businesses and activities require either a permit or license. (Items marked with * also require an Iowa criminal history background check.) 

The City of Cedar Rapids does not issue general business licenses.

Alcohol and Tobacco
Beer, wine and liquor*     |     Cigarettes, tobacco, nicotine and vapor

Entertainment
Bowling alleys     |     Dance floors     |     Movie theaters     |     Pool tables     |     Skating rinks

Transportation
Ambulances      |     Pedicabs     |     Taxicabs

For more information on the recent changes to taxicab, limousine and pedicab regulations please view the new Taxicab Ordinance or Pedicab Ordinance.

Vendors
Mobile food     |     Peddlers and solicitors*      |     Transient merchants

Other licenses
Auctioneers     |     Business close-out sales     |     Pawnbrokers



ADA Accommodations

The City Clerk’s Office staff shall, upon request, assist individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing by researching options such as providing sign language interpreters or the availability of assisted listening devices.

The City Clerk’s Office staff shall, upon request, assist individuals who are visually impaired/blind by providing text in alternate formats (e.g. large print, documents in Braille, audio cassette).

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