Iowa Governor Relaxes State Regulations in Light of COVID-19

Date: March 20, 2020

Gov. Reynolds suspends collection of property taxes, other regulations

 

Gov. Reynolds expanded Iowa’s State Public Health Emergency Declaration on March 20th to provide more regulatory relief to Iowans and Iowa small business owners who have been impacted by the coronavirus.

 

The declaration relaxes a number of restrictions and regulations and provides relief from other statutes and state regulations:  

  • Temporarily suspends collection of property taxes and penalties and interest
  • Temporarily suspends some evictions under the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or the Manufactured Home Communities or Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act in certain circumstances
  • Extends expiration deadline for a permit to carry and a permit to acquire a firearm and additional measures
  • Permits the sale of carry-out, delivery, drive-thru of alcohol for unopened bottles of alcohol for bars and restaurants and suspends some fees
  • Permits public meetings or hearings by electronic means to improve the functions of government while maintaining social distancing practices
  • Suspends certain regulations to ease the transportation of agricultural supplies and commodities, food, medical supplies, cleaning products, and other household goods on all highways in Iowa
  • The proclamation also allows related state agencies to implement the state’s public health emergency plan

 

For the latest information on coronavirus in Iowa, click here.

 

 

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