In accordance with the Johnson County Ordinance Reviewing Liquor License, Beer Permit, and Wine Permit Applications, and in conjunction with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD), the Auditor processes license applications for the sale and consumption of alcohol at all Johnson County, Iowa premises located outside any city limits. Once received, the license must be posted at the premises in full public view.

The Auditor also processes permit applications for retail sales of any cigarette, tobacco, nicotine, and vapor products in Johnson County, Iowa establishments located outside of city limits.

View resources to learn about alcohol & tobacco licensing and to apply for a license.

Alcohol Licensing

Alcohol Licensing Flow Chart

View the ABD's Licensing User Guide (This guide includes license classifications and fee schedule.)

Start the Application Process with ABD

Tobacco Permits

Please note that completed applications and the application fee must be returned to the County Auditor 14 business days prior to the effective date.

Read About Instructions and Permit Fees Here

Tobacco Permit Application


If you have questions about alcohol licensing or tobacco permits email [email protected].