Licensing & Registration


DIA handles licensing, certification, and registration for food businesses, hotels, nursing assistants, health facilities, amusement devices, and social and charitable gambling.



Submit a complaint for DIA to review about:

  • Restaurants, bars, convenience and grocery stores, home bakeries, food processing plants, consumable hemp businesses
  • Hotels, motels, or bed-and-breakfast inns
  • Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential care facilities, hospitals, hospices, elder group homes
  • Dependent adult abuse
  • Administrative law judges who work for DIA



Records requests can be made by filling out DIA's online form, by phone, fax or mail, or in person.

Iowa Dept. of Inspections & Appeals
321 E. 12th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0083
T: 515.281.7102 | F: 515.242.6863

Some records you can access online via DIA's online databases:

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DIA Press Releases

If you would like to receive press releases issued by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, please click the link below.

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Consumable Hemp Registration

Registration is now open for consumable hemp products, however, please be aware that sales may not commence until manufacturers or retailers have an approved registration through DIA. Consumable hemp products include, but are not limited to: food, chew or snuff, or topical application (e.g., lotions, tinctures). 

DIA only handles registraton for hemp products for human consumption. If you have an inquiry about growing hemp, applying for a hemp license or seed permit, or about hemp in animal feed or pet food, please visit the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) website.