Construction Contractor Registration

Iowa Workforce Development


Construction contractors must register with the Iowa Division of Labor Services.

Code Citation IC 91C; 875 IAC 150

Who Applies Those in the business of construction in Iowa who earn $2,000 or more per year and do not work exclusively on their own property must register with the Labor Services Division. Contractors that perform plumbing and HVAC activities under the jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Public Health\’s Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board become registered while also obtaining their license.

When To Apply Apply at least 30 days prior to commencing work in Iowa.

Initial Requirements Most contractors with a principal place of business outside of Iowa must provide a $25,000 surety bond in order to register.

Duration One year.

Processing Time Varies.

Fee Structure $50 per year.

Renewal Requirements The application process for a renewal is quicker than for a new registration. Contractors covered by the Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board must apply for their contractor registration through the board.

Exam None.

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Kane Young
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309