Event Registration License

Department of Inspections & Appeals


A license that enables an individual representing an eligible organization or organization to host, sponsor, or coordinate a temporary event with more than 10 food vendors (except fairs, as defined in Iowa Code Section 174.1, and farmers markets).

Code Citation Iowa Code Chapter 137F

Who Applies An individual representing a nonprofit or other eligible organization, or an organization wishing to host, sponsor or coordinate a temporary event with more than 10 food vendors that is not a fair or farmers market.

When To Apply Application must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event.

Initial Requirements The application must contain all required information before the license is issued.

Duration License is valid for the duration of the event, not to exceed 14 days.

Processing Time 60 days.

Fee Structure License: $50

Renewal Requirements Does not apply.

Exam Does not apply.

Additional Information Online applications are preferred, and are processed faster than paper applications.

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Contact Information
Food and Consumer Safety Licensing
Lucas State Office Building, Third Floor
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319