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

All residents, contractors and others are encouraged to do business with the City via phone, email or this website. Find contact information now.

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

    Trades Contractor Permits

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    State of Iowa Requirements

    • Statewide Electrical license application and application instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Public Safety's website or by calling 1-866-923-1082.
    • Statewide Mechanical and Plumbing license application and application instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Public Health's website or by calling 1-866-280-1521.
    • All contractors performing construction work must be registered with the Iowa Division of Labor. Information is available online at

    Permit Applications & Guidelines

    Without the appropriate licensing as issued by the State of Iowa, electrical, mechanical and plumbing contractors will not be allowed to secure permits or work within the City of Ankeny.

    Ankeny has adopted the 2018 International Building, Mechanical, Property Maintenance & Housing Code, Plumbing, Fire and Fuel Gas Codes and the 2017 NEC with amendments. Please click here Building Codes  to access the adopted ordinances. 

    Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing permit applications can be submitted via the City of Ankeny Permit Web Portal at the following link:

    Once on the site click on "Register" located in the upper right hand corner of the web page and follow the directions. For contractors already registered with the City of Ankeny please contact us for a "registration code" to expedite the process.  

    For a limited time Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing permit applications may continue to be submitted via email to:


    Please call the inspection line at (515) 963-3533 to schedule inspections. Inspections require a minimum 24 hour notice.

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