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Licenses and Permits

Cigarette Permits

State of Iowa Retail Cigarette Permits are issued by the City.  Permits are annual and run from July 1st to June 30th. Automatic renewal notices are sent out around May 15th of each year. Cost of the permit is $100, payable to the City of Clinton. All applications should be sent to the City of Clinton at the address indicated below.
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Liquor Licenses

Liquor Licensing Renewals and New Applications are handled electronically by the State of Iowa. Go to division website and follow the instructions therein.

On-Premises Establishments must fill out a Request for Exemption notifying the City of their intent regarding allowing persons under the age of 21 in their establishment.

 Please note that licenses will be forwarded electronically to the City for approval before the State of Iowa issues the licenses. Make sure you allow 30 days for processing and that once you have processed the electronic applications, check back on the site in a few days for your status.
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Business Licenses

City Businesses licenses are issued annually and in accordance with the City Code. Most licenses have a term of January 1st through December 31st.  Renewal notices are automatically sent out around November 15th. Mid-year applications are pro-rated by quarter.
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