Special Events

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Large Events Need A Special Events Permit

Chapter 11 of the City's Municipal Code requires a permit application for events on public or private party with 200 or more persons in attendance at any one time and include one or more of the following:

  • Partial or full closure of a public street
  • Blocking or restricting access to private property of others or blocking or restricting access to a public property
  • Use of pyrotechnics or special effects
  • Use of open flame or other potentially dangerous displays
  • Sale or distribution of merchandise, food or beverages including alcoholic beverages
  • Erection of a tent or canopy requiring a permit
  • Installation of a stage, band shell, truck, trailer, van, portable building, booth, grandstand or bleachers
  • Placement of portable toilets
  • Placement of temporary signs or banners
  • Amplified sound

Download the Application

Examples of Special Events include:  

  • Parades
  • Festivals
  • Bike Rides/Races
  • Concerts
  • Running/Walking Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Promotional Events

File the License

When finished, please email the completed application to cityclerkpermits@ankenyiowa.gov or return the completed application by mail or in-person to:

City of Ankeny
City Clerk's Office - City Hall
410 W. First St.
Ankeny, IA 50023 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday


Please contact the City Clerk's Office at (515) 965-6400.


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