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    Building Codes

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    Codes Adopted by the City of Ankeny

    2015 International Building Code, Municipal Code Chapter 175

    2015 International Existing Building Code, Municipal Code Chapter 182

    2015 International Residential Code, Municipal Code Chapter 175

    2015 International Mechanical Code, Municipal Code Chapter 176 

    2015 International Property Maintenance Code, Municipal Code Chapter 177 (PDF)

    2015 International / Uniform Plumbing Code, Municipal Code Chapter 178 

    2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA'70), Municipal Code Chapter 179 - Ordinance 1929 (PDF)

    2015 International Fire Code, Municipal Code Chapter 180 

    2015 International Fuel Gas Code, Municipal Code Chapter 181 

    2012 International Energy Code, Municipal Code Chapter 175 

    2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, Municipal Code Chapter 183


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    PLEASE NOTE: There are several types of facilities, uses and building elements/equipment in Iowa that may fall within multi-jurisdictional purview, meaning they are regulated by both the City of Ankeny and the State of Iowa. This can lead to a set of regulations being more restrictive than another.  Please review the following list and contact the pertinent entities:

    1. State Fire Marshal’s Office: Education facilities, Daycares including adult, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, Elder Group Homes, Residential Care Facilities and intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled. Contact information is - Phone: (515)725-6145 web site:

    2. Iowa Department of Public Health: Swimming Pools. Contact Information is - Phone: (515) 281-7689. Web Site:

    3. Iowa Department of Human Services: Daycares. Contact information is – Phone: 1-800-972-2017. Web Site:

    4. Department of Inspections and Appeals: Food Service Establishments/Health Inspection. Contact information is - Phone: (515) 281-7102.  Web Site:

    5. Iowa Workforce Development: Elevators, Boilers, and Amusement Rides: Contact information is - Phone: (515)281-5387 or (800)562-4692. Web site:

    6. Wastewater Reclamation Authority: Grease Interceptors. Contact information is - Phone: (515)323-8000. Web Site:

    7. Iowa Civil Rights Commission: Handicap Accessibility provisions for Multi-Family Residential: Contact information is – Phone: (515-281-4121). Web Site:

    8. Polk County Planning & Development: Septic systems and private wells: Contact information is – Phone: (515) 286-3705. Web Site:

    9. Polk County Public Works: Air Quality/Environmental Air: Contact information is – Phone: (515) 286-3705. Web Site: