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Iowa ABD is launching a new licensing and permitting solution, Electronic Licensing and Permitting System (eLAPS). We have launched the eLAPS system to local authorities, dramshop carriers, and a select group of licensees. We will be gradually launching eLAPS with all licensees over the next few weeks. If you need immediate assistance with a new or renewal license or have other immediate licensing issues, please send an email to

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Divisionelectronic Licensing and Permitting System (eLAPS)

If you are a soft launch user or have an immediate need regarding a license, access eLAPS here (External link, opens in a new window).

Introducing the Iowa ABD Electronic Licensing and Permitting System


Although eLAPS is very easy-to-use, we have several resources available to help you as you become comfortable with this self-service tool.

  • Quick Reference Guides: Resource to reference for common questions that contain short steps and eLAPS screenshots
  • MicroVideos: Short videos that demonstrate the steps to complete key processes in eLAPS


Iowa ABD eLAPS Applicant Video Guide

Local Authorities

Iowa ABD eLAPS Local Authority Video Guide

Dramshop Carriers

Iowa ABD eLAPS Dramshop Carrier Video Guide