Mineral Mining License & Site Registration

Iowa Department of Ag & Land Stewardship


License to mine minerals such as gypsum, clay, stone, sand, gravel, or other ores or mineral solids, in Iowa and registration of all mining sites.

Code Citation IC 208.7, IC 208.9 & IAC 27-60.20, IAC 27-60.30

Who Applies Any person wishing to mine minerals in Iowa must obtain a mining license and register all sites prior to the beginning of mining or the removal of overburden.

When To Apply Application must be made and a license and registration granted before mining begins in Iowa.

Initial Requirements A surety bond is required for each mining site.

Duration License and site registration expire on December 31 following the date of issuance.

Processing Time 30 days

Fee Structure New License: $50 Renewal: $20 Site Registration Application: $50 per site Site Registration Renewal: $35 per site

Renewal Requirements Renew every two years.

Exam No exam.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Abigayle Sweet
Wallace Building
502 East 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319