All City of Ankeny buildings are closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

    Building Codes

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    Codes Adopted by the City of Ankeny - 2018 I-codes w/amendments effective March 1, 2020

    2018 Ankeny Building Code, Municipal Code Chapter 175

    2018 Ankeny Existing Building Code, Municipal Code Chapter 182

    2018 Ankeny Residential Code, Municipal Code Chapter 184

    2018 Ankeny Mechanical Code, Municipal Code Chapter 176 

    2018 Ankeny Property Maintenance Code, Municipal Code Chapter 177

    2018 Ankeny Plumbing Code, Municipal Code Chapter 178 

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

    2018 Ankeny Fire Code, Municipal Code Chapter 180 

    2018 Ankeny Fuel Gas Code, Municipal Code Chapter 181 

    2012 Ankeny Energy Code, Municipal Code Chapter 175 

    2018 Ankeny Swimming Pool and Spa Code, Municipal Code Chapter 183


    Energy documents and Manual J & D documents can be emailed to:

    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: (515)725-614,

    2. Iowa Department of Public Health: Swimming Pools. Contact : (515) 281-7689,

    3. Iowa Department of Human Services: Daycares. Contact: 1-800-972-2017,

    4. Department of Inspections and Appeals: Food Service Establishments/Health Inspection. Contact: (515) 281-7102,

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

    6. Wastewater Reclamation Authority: Grease Interceptors. Contact: (515)323-8000,

    7. Iowa Civil Rights Commission: Handicap Accessibility provisions for Multi-Family Residential: Contact: (515-281-4121),

    8. Polk County Planning & Development: Septic systems and private wells: Contact: (515) 286-3705,

    9. Polk County Public Works: Air Quality/Environmental Air: Contact: (515) 286-3705,