Permit Applications & Guidelines

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Before you begin a project, it is important that you become familiar with all the City of Ankeny building and zoning regulations that apply to your project. Click on PDF below to download the application and /or guidelines for your project.

(C) = Commercial
(R) = Residential

Project Application Guidelines
Additions & Alterations (C) PDF PDF
Additions & Alterations (R) PDF
Basement Drywall (R)   PDF
Basement Finishes (R) PDF PDF
Builder Erosion Control Information (COSESCO) PDF  
Change of Use (C) PDF PDF
Decks (R) PDF PDF
Demolition / Removal PDF
Drive Approach PDF PDF
Egress Windows (R) PDF PDF
Fences PDF PDF


Garages PDF PDF
Handicap Ramps PDF PDF
Hot Tub (C) PDF
Hot Tub (R) PDF PDF
New Building Construction (C) PDF PDF
New Dwelling Unit (R) PDF PDF
Minimum Protection Elevation - MPE PDF


Pergola PDF PDF
Plat of Survey PDF  
Porches (R) PDF
Ramps (R) PDF PDF
Recreational Fires (R)   PDF
Remodels (R) PDF
Seasonal Sales Area, Tents & Canopies PDF
Sidewalk PDF PDF
Sign - Permanent PDF
Sign - Temporary Event PDF
Smoke Detectors & CO Alarms (R)   PDF
Solar Panels (R)
Stairs - Single Family Residential
Swimming Pools (C) PDF
Swimming Pools (R) PDF PDF
Tenant Improvements (C) PDF PDF
Unisex Restrooms (C)

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