Commercial Dock License

Department of Natural Resources


License to utilize a dock for commercial use, when the dock is located over public waters.

Code Citation IAC 571-16

Who Applies Any owner/operator of a business of any kind which utilizes a dock as a part of a business, where the dock is located on or over public waters, must apply for and obtain a Commercial Dock Permit.

When To Apply Applications can be submitted at any time, but the recommended time to apply is prior to the boating season; November-March.

Initial Requirements None.

Duration One year or up to five years.

Processing Time Site inspection is required by the department prior to permit issuance. Estimated processing time is 4 weeks.

Fee Structure Commercial dock fees are based upon the size and configuration of the dock structure.

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Susan Stocker
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319