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 How do I get a copy of the contractor registration application form?
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 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 How long does it take to get registered?
Question Is a bond needed to perform construction work 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 How do I contact the Contractor Registration Program?
Question Are there any other requirements for contractors working in Iowa?
Question What if I incorporate my business?
Question What are the purposes of contractor registration?
Question Do I have to renew my registration number?
Question What if I operate under more than one business?
Question Can I keep my same registration number?
Question What happens to the bond after I quit working in Iowa?
Question If I am issued a citation, can I appeal?

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