City Clerk Licenses and Permits

Contact Information
Office of the City Clerk
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Phone: 319-286-5060   
Fax: 888-966-0171
Hours 
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other Licenses

Auctioneers

Auctioneers operating within city limits must submit a completed license application and a $1,000 surety bond to the City Clerk's Office.

Fee: $50 for an annual license, $37.50 for nine months, $25 for six months, $12.50 for three months or $10 for a single day

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Pawnbrokers

Pawnbrokers operating within city limits must submit a completed license application and a $2,000 surety bond to the City Clerk's Office. All pawnbroker licenses expire June 30.

Fee: $100 if issued between July and December or $50 if issued between January and June

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Business close-out sales

Any business wishing to conduct a close-out sale (other than those filing bankruptcy) must submit a completed license application to the City Clerk's Office. The license number will be requested by the newspaper when a going-out-of-business advertisement is placed.

Fee: $150 for the initial 30-day sale period plus $50 for each 30-day extension (limit 2)

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