Auditor Licenses and Permits
Alcoholic Beverage Permits
The Hamilton County Auditor's office sells, on behalf of the State of Iowa, alcoholic beverage permits for establishments located in the unincorporated areas of the county. All licenses are done on-line thru the State of Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division. The Board of Supervisors will approve the license once all necessary paperwork is turn in. After approval by the Board, the State will then mail the permit to the County who will then forward it to the applicant. The permit must be posted in full view of the public once it is received.
The Hamilton County Auditor's office sells, on behalf of the State of Iowa, retail cigarette permits for establishments located in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Download a retail cigarette permit application (PDF)
Completed applications need to be submitted to the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors for approval. After approval, the Auditor's office issues the permit to the applicant who must then post it in full view of the public.
All retail cigarette permits expire on the next June 30 after issue. Permits cannot be issued for longer than one year. They will be issued for shorter periods of time if purchased after July 1, and the fee will be prorated.