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
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Other Licenses

Auctioneers

Auctioneers operating within city limits must submit a completed license application and a $1,000 surety bond to the City Clerk's Office.

Fee: $50 for an annual license, $25 for six months or $10 for a single day

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Pawnbrokers

Pawnbrokers operating within city limits must submit a completed license application and a $2,000 surety bond to the City Clerk's Office.

Fee: $100 for an annual license

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Business close-out sales

Any business wishing to conduct a close-out sale (other than those filing bankruptcy) must submit a completed license application to the City Clerk's Office. The license number will be requested by the newspaper when a going-out-of-business advertisement is placed.

Fee: $150 for the initial 30-day sale period plus $50 for each 30-day extension (limit 2)

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Massage therapy businesses 
For more information on this license, please see the Massage Therapy Business License page.


After hours businesses 
For more information on this license, please see the After Hours Business License page.

 
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