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Household Services such as Housekeeping, Gardening, Landscaping and Auto Detailing may not require as many licenses as food and healthcare businesses, but they must be licensed nonetheless. Businesses that use a person’s home as their official address or office may also need a Home Occupation Permit from their city or county.
Other Housekeeping Services licenses
The capitol of Iowa is also a major center of the insurance industry. In recent years, Des Moines has transcended its agricultural roots and blossomed into a center of finance and commerce. This fast-growing city welcomes entrepreneurs and gets high ratings from major magazines for its business-friendly environment.
Accordingly, business owners can expect business licensing that isn't too heavy or difficult. Des Moines keeps its business licensing and permitting fairly minimal. However, many businesses and industries are subject to state regulation and require Iowa licenses and permits.
Businesses in Des-Moines
Actual License Applications
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