Food Safety - Regulatory Authorities











Note: All counties in white are under the jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Food & Consumer Safety Bureau, Lucas State Office Building, Third Floor, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0083; (515) 281-6538.

Food safety inspections and foodborne illness/complaint investigations are conducted by state employees working for the Food and Consumer Safety Bureau, as well as inspectors working for local health departments under contract to the Department of Inspections and Appeals.

If you have questions about food establishments, inspections, or licensing, please contact the regulatory authority responsible for administrating the food safety program in your area. You can locate the appropriate regulatory authority by clicking on the county (listed below) in which you will be operating your food establishment.  Several regulatory authorities have links to websites where you may download licensing materials, including applications.

 A complete list of all food safety inspection programs in the State of Iowa also is available for download, as is a map of the various food safety inspection services in Iowa.

To find the regulatory authority responsible for inspecting and licensing food establishments in your area, click on the county listed below.  

Food Safety Regulatory Authorities
Adair Adams Allamakee Appanoose
Audubon Benton Black Hawk Boone
Bremer Buchanan Buena Vista Butler
Calhoun Carroll Cass Cedar
Cerro Gordo Cherokee Chickasaw Clarke
Clay Clayton Clinton Crawford
Dallas Davis Decatur Delaware
Des Moines Dickinson Dubuque City of Dubuque
Emmet Fayette Floyd Franklin
Fremont Greene Grundy Guthrie
Hamilton Hancock Hardin Harrison
Henry Howard Humboldt Ida
Iowa Jackson Jasper Jefferson
Johnson Jones Keokuk Kossuth
Lee Linn Louisa Lucas
Lyon Madison Mahaska Marion
Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona
Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O'Brien
Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth
Pocahontas Polk Pottawattamie Poweshiek
Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby
Sioux Story Tama Taylor
Union Van Buren Wapello Warren
Washington Wayne Webster Winnebago
Winneshiek Woodbury Worth Wright


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