Learn about the DNR's COVID-19 response and how the current health emergency is impacting DNR facilities, services and events.
Permits, Forms and Applications

Environmental Permits, Forms and Applications:


Conservation and Recreation Permits, Forms and Applications:


Factsheet: Iowa Regulations for the Harvest, Cultivation and Sale of Wild American Ginseng

Ginseng Regulations: Chapter 78: Ginseng Harvesting and Sale

Ginseng Grower "Grower" means a person who grows cultivated ginseng for the purpose of selling the ginseng. Ginseng grower or harvester licenses may be purchased at a vendor or online. Iowa License Issuing Agents (Vendors) Purchase Online

Ginseng Harvester "Harvester" means any person who harvests, possesses, transports, cuts, gathers, destroys, digs or uproots wild ginseng for the purpose of selling the ginseng or for personal use. License can be purchased at any DNR license vendor. Ginseng grower or harvester licenses may be purchased at a vendor or online. Iowa License Issuing Agents (Vendors) Purchase Online

Ginseng Dealer "Dealer" means any person who deals in ginseng, which includes without limitation buying, selling, purchasing, holding, brokering, billing for, bartering, trading or otherwise receiving payment for wild or cultivated ginseng in Iowa, for the purpose of selling or otherwise transacting wild or cultivated ginseng. The term "dealer" includes any person, including without limitation a harvester, who sells ginseng to any person other than a dealer licensed pursuant to these rules or lawfully licensed in another state. - Application for Ginseng Dealers can be requested by calling 515-725-8273.

Iowa DNR Forms - Quick Reference Document Library

Official DNR forms found throughout our site are also listed below by form number and name. Not all DNR forms are available electronically at this time. If you are unable to find a specific form or have other questions, please contact us.


    This folder is empty