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    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 return the completed application by mail or in-person to:

    City of Ankeny
    City Clerk's Office - City Hall
    410 W. 1st Street
    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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