Municipal Code Quick Reference

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Get to Know Ankeny's Municipal Code

The City of Ankeny is one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa. On average, five new people move here every day. As a result, people might not know the ins and outs of the City's Municipal Code or citizens might have questions about what is permissible.

To help inform new and existing residents alike, the City has created this Municipal Code Quick Reference with links to the topics people most frequently have questions about.

For the complete code, please go to Government > Municipal Code. Have a Municipal Code question that isn't on this page? Send us an email so it can be considered for addition to this list!

Chapter Key Information
Chapter 11 - Special Events What constitutes a special event - one that might be in need of permit from the City?
Chapter 44 - Noise Control Sounds/disturbances permitted by the City's Code and at what hours of the day/week.
Chapter 51 - Junk and Junk Vehicles The definitions of debris and junk/nuisance vehicles.
Chapter 55 - Animal Protection and Control Definition of livestock, prohibited animals within City limits, restrictions on the number of animals that can be owned and information about keeping domesticated animals leashed, confined or at heel.
Chapter 56 - Dog and Cat Licenses Required License and vaccination requirements for pet owners. Download the application under Departments > City Clerk > Licenses and Permits > Pet License.
Chapter 57 - Dangerous and Vicious Animals Definitions of vicious animals, prohibition thereof, penalty seizure, impoundment and disposition of animals judged dangerous.
Chapter 69 - Parking Regulations Rules related to parking, prohibited areas, adjacency to curb, snow routes and fire lanes.
Chapter 105 - Illicit Discharge to Storm Sewer System Materials to be kept out of the City's storm sewer system, including sediment pollution (erosion/runoff), solvents, detergents, fertilizers, pesticides, litter, landscape waste (including leaves and grass clippings) and more.
Chapter 132 - Peddlers, Solicitor and Transient Merchants Definition of door-to-door sales representatives and licensing requirements related to their services.
Chapter 166 - Trees Planting restrictions, permit requirements and duty of property owners to trim trees growing over City sidewalks. 
Chapter 167 - Noxious Weeds The duty of property owners to maintain their property, vegetation height restrictions and exceptions.
Chapter 195 - Zoning Ordinance Signs The placement of both temporary and permanent signage, including garage sale signs, political signs and more.