Iowa Code Title XVI. Criminal Law and Procedure [Chs. 687-916] § 724.5. Duty to carry permit to carry weapons

1. A person armed with a revolver, pistol, or pocket billy concealed upon the person shall have in the person's immediate possession the permit provided for in section 724.4, subsection 4 , paragraph “i”, and shall produce the permit for inspection at the request of a peace officer.  Failure to so produce a permit is a simple misdemeanor.

2. A person charged with a violation of subsection 1 who produces to the clerk of the district court prior to the date of the person's court appearance proof that the person possesses a valid permit to carry weapons which was valid at the time of the alleged offense, shall not be convicted of a violation of subsection 1 and the charge shall be dismissed by the court.  Upon dismissal, the court shall assess the costs of the action against the person named on the complaint.


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