Athletic

The Iowa Athletic Commissioner ensures the licensing, tax, and registration requirements are met for professional and amateur athletic events held in Iowa.  More information can be found by reviewing the Administrative Rules and Iowa Codes.

Promoter Event Licensing

A promoter must submit a written request to the Iowa Athletic Commission for an event.  If the date is approved, it will be reserved once the Commission receives a non-refundable payment of $225.00.  A promoter must submit an Promoter Event Form 30 days prior to the approved event date for the following events:

  • Amateur or professional Mixed Martial Arts
  • Professional kickboxing
  • Professional boxing

Detailed information can be found in the Promoter Responsibilities Manual.

Wrestling Event Licensing

A promoter must submit a Wrestling Event License Application and $100.00 non-refundable license fee, 7 days prior to the event, file a $5,000.00 and Athletic Bond Form to guarantee the payment of all taxes.

Event Taxation

A promoter must complete and file with the Iowa Athletic Commissioner a Receipts Report Form and pay all applicable taxes within 20 days after the date of the event.

Boxer Registration 

Iowa professional boxer's must be registered in Iowa.  The Iowa Athletic Commission belongs to the Association of Boxing Commissioner’s (ABC) national boxer registration system.

The following must be received by the Iowa Athletic Commission 15 days prior to a boxing match that the boxer will be participating in to obtain a boxing license:

  1. Completed legible application
  2. Copy of official government issued photo ID containing the boxer’s photograph or similar foreign ID number
  3. Current clear facial picture
  4. Check or money order for $25.00 payable to Division of Labor – Athletics

View a list of ABC's current registered boxers.

Replacement Boxing License

  • Complete a new application - identify as replacement card
  • $10.00 Check or money order payable to Division of Labor - Athletics

Quick Links

Promoter Responsibilities Manual
Application for an Iowa Wrestling Event License
Promoter Event Form (Due 30 days prior to event date) for MMA, Boxing and Kickboxing
Athletic Bond Form
Boxers' Federal Identification Card Application
Fighter Physical Form
Final Fight Card and Official Weigh-In Form
Fighter's Contract
Event Receipts Report Tax Form
Fighter Rules Sheet
PDF and Webpage Issues

For event promoter license information, contact:

Pam Conner
Phone: 515-725-5602
Email: pamela.conner@iwd.iowa.gov

For boxer registration information, contact:

Jamie Cook-Hovey
Phone: 515-281-6175
Email:  jamie.cook@iwd.iowa.gov