Top Asked Questions
Contractor Registration and Bonding


Question Does the State of Iowa require a contractor license?
Question What contractors must register with the State?
Question How do I find out if a contractor is registered?
Question What if the information on my registration changes?
Question Could I be exempt from the $50 registration fee?
Question Do sub-contractors have to be registered?
Question What is the purpose of the bond?
Question How do I get a copy of the contractor registration application form?
Question How long does it take to get registered?
Question Are there any other requirements for contractors working in Iowa?
Question What types of contractors have to be registered? How do you define “construction”?
Question What do I do with the completed registration form?
Question What are the penalties if I don’t get registered, renew my registration every year or if I don’t get the required bond?
Question Is a bond needed to perform construction work in Iowa?
Question What if I incorporate my business?
Question What if I operate under more than one business?
Question How do I contact the Contractor Registration Program?
Question What are the purposes of contractor registration?
Question Do I have to renew my registration number?
Question What happens to the bond after I quit working in Iowa?
Question Can I keep my same registration number?
Question If I am issued a citation, can I appeal?

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