Licenses & Permits

City of Muscatine Permitting & Licensing Requirements
The city requires permits for the following activities, businesses, and events:
  • Alarm businesses
  • Alarm systems
  • Amusements
  • Cigarette vendors
  • Circuses / carnivals
  • Dancing (for premises with beer / liquor licenses)
  • Outdoor commercial entertainment events
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Picketing on city property
  • Bill posting
  • Taxicabs
  • Tree removal businesses
Health Permits
Health permits are also required for all food establishments including:
  • Grocery stores
  • Hotels / motels
  • Mobile units
  • Restaurants
  • Temporary locations for food sales
  • Vending machines
  • Warehouses
Contact Us
If you have any questions or would like to obtain a permit or license, please contact the Finance Department at 563.264.1550.