Amusement Concession License

Department of Inspections & Appeals


Authorizes the holder to conduct concession games of skill or chance with an instant win possibility where, if the participant completes a task, the participant wins a prize.

Code Citation Iowa Code Chapter 99B.31; 481 Iowa Administrative Code 101

Who Applies A license must be obtained by any person conducting carnival-style games for a profit.

When To Apply Games may be conducted only after a license has been issued by the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA).

Initial Requirements Each stand must prominently display a license issued by the DIA which specifies the game licensed. The cost to play shall not exceed $5 and may only award merchandise prizes not exceeding $950 in value.

Duration One year.

Processing Time 30 days.

Fee Structure License Application: $50 (per game)

Renewal Requirements Does not apply.

Exam Does not apply.

Additional Information None.

Services Provided

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Contact Information
Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Lucas State Office Building, Third Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319