Asbestos Abatement

The Iowa Division of Labor administers Iowa’s Asbestos Licensing and Asbestos Permitting programs.  Iowa OSHA enforces regulations designed to protect workers from asbestos.  The Air Quality Bureau of Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) controls the release of asbestos to the environment.

A contractor must notify the Division of Labor at least 10 working days in advance of any asbestos abatement or removal project.  Since the DNR also has a notice requirement, we recommend submitting the DNR’s 10-day notice form to both agencies.

A contractor that performs asbestos work must obtain an asbestos permit, and people who work on an asbestos project must obtain an asbestos license.  You may browse our database of people and businesses authorized to perform asbestos work in Iowa. 

More information can be found by reviewing the Iowa Code and Administrative Rules.

Quick Links

Application for Asbestos Permit
Application for Asbestos License
DNR's 10-Day Notice Form
Asbestos Licensee and Permittee Database
Asbestos Iowa Code and Administrative Rules
Physician's Certification
Respirator Fit Test Form
Information about Asbestos Licenses
Information about Asbestos Permits
Asbestos Construction Standards
Federal OSHA Asbestos Advisor
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Contact the Asbestos Staff