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Transient Merchant License
"Transient merchant" means any person, whether owner, agent, bailee, consignee or employee, who engages in the sale of goods, wares, or merchandise of any kind, nature or description, with the intention of temporarily or intermittently selling or offering to sell at retail such goods, wares or merchandise within the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Annual Company fee of $100
Individual Fee of $10 per week, per person

Items to be included with application:
  • Bond in the amount of $10,000 as set out in Chapter 3.62.050
  • Insurance Certificate as set out in Chapter 3.62.060
  • Background Check by Council Bluffs Police Department


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Jodi Quakenbush
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City Clerk’s Office
209 Pearl St.
Suite 102
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Ph:  (712)328-4616
Fax: (712)328-2137