Doing Business in Altoona

We want your business to be successful.  Our intention is to be able to provide as much information as possible.  Not all links may pertain to your business.  As rule of thumb, the City of Altoona does not issue business licenses.  However, certain businesses may need licenses or permits either from the City, County or State.  If you have any questions, please call (515) 967-5136 and speak with Chad Quick.

Iowa Business License Center
(Resource page by the State of Iowa)

Liquor License
(Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division)

Tobacco license
(Altoona application form)

Sales Tax Permit
(State of Iowa)

Sign Code
(Altoona Code, Chapter 159)

Sign Permit
(Altoona application portal)

Building Code
(Altoona Code, Chapter 155)

Zoning Code
(Altoona Code, Chapter 167)

Commercial Utility Service
(Altoona online application)

Businesses are allowed to contract with any licensed commercial trash and recycling service. 

Are you looking to start a business?  Follow this link to the IA Source Link for a 10-step guide on how to start a business in Iowa.