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These operational changes  are reflective of the suggested guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health. The City is committed to protecting its employees and citizens during this pandemic. View additional information on the City of Ankeny response and updates at

    Licenses and Permits

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    By State and Municipal regulation, certain licenses and permits are required within the City of Ankeny.

    Applications for licenses and permits require submission of a written application and any additional forms requested by the City Clerk. Issuance and revocation procedures are established by the Municipal Code.

    Below is a list of licenses issued by the City of Ankeny:

    For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office at (515) 965-6400.

    Additional Permits 

    Building permits are approved and issued through our Planning and Building Department. Alarm permits are approved and issued through our Police Department.