Capitol Complex Buildings are open to the general public during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with no special badges or identification needed. Visitor parking is available in lots throughout the area.

State of Iowa employees must have access identification badges and parking permit decals or credentials while on the Capitol Complex.

How to Obtain Employee Access, Parking Credentials, and State Identification Cards

The Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) issues building access identification cards and parking decals for Executive Branch employees whose offices are on the Capitol Complex. DAS also issues state identification cards needed for outside business or travel at a cost of $5. 

If you are an employee in the Legislative or Judicial Branch, please complete this alternate form and email it to Your application will then be forwarded to the Legislative Security Coordinator for processing.

Agencies with HRA Services Through DAS-HRE

Agencies who receive HRA services through DAS-HRE may continue to schedule appointments with their HRA for new hire paperwork. If the appointment is scheduled at the Hoover Building, the badge and parking decal will be issued through this onboarding process.

Agencies Who Do Not Have HRA Services Through DAS-HRE

For agencies who do not receive HRA services through DAS-HRE, the hours of service for badges, IDs, and parking decals are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Please email if to schedule a different time if needed.

To complete the badging and access process, employees will need to fill out the Iowa Capitol Complex Access Application Request form and bring it, along with a photo ID, to DAS-HRE, located on Level A of the Hoover Building.

For Parking Decals Only

For parking decals only, you may email the completed form to and the parking decal will be mailed back to you through interoffice mail.

Lost or Replacement Badges 

If your badge is lost, please immediately notify DAS-HRE via, so DAS can deactivate the card. To receive a replacement card, you will need to fill out the ID access form completely and pay a $10 fee to DAS on the 3rd floor of the Hoover Building. Bring the completed form, the receipt for the $10 payment, and a photo ID to DAS-HRE on Level A of the Hoover Building between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.


Iowa Department of Administrative Services
Human Resources Enterprise
Hoover State Office Building – Level A
1305 E Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-5889