Permit Applications & Guidelines

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Before you begin a project, it is important that you become familiar with all the City of Ankeny building and zoning regulations that apply to your project. Click on PDF below to download the application and /or guidelines for your project.

Commercial Project

 New Building Construction Application and Handout (PDF)  
Building Additions Application and Handout (PDF)  
Building Alterations Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Tenant Improvement Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Change of Use Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Multi-Family/Commercial Swimming Pool Application (PDF)  
 Fire Rated Assemblies & Damper Requirements Handout (PDF)  
 Guide for Plan Submittals for Multi-Family Structures Handout (PDF)  
 Ramp Handout (PDF)  
 Single Fixture Accessible Restroom Handout (PDF)  
 Architectural - Engineering Exemption Certification (PDF)  
   

 Residential Project

 

 New Residential  Building Construction Application and Handout (PDF)  
Addition and Alteration Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Interior Remodel Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Basement Finish Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Egress Window Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Covered Porch Application (PDF)  
 Deck Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Ramp Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Detached Garage Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Shed Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Swimming Pool Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Hot Tub & Spa Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Gazebo Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Pergola Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Residential Stair Geometry Handout (PDF)  
Smoke Detectors & CO Alarms Handout (PDF)  
 Residential Permit Submittals/design info (PDF)  

 Misc Project

 
 Builder Erosion Control Information (COSESCO) PDF  
 Demolition and Removal Application (PDF)  
 Fence Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Retaining Wall Application and Handout (PDF)  
 Driveway and Sidewalk Application and Handout (PDF)  
 9 & 10 Foot MICCC Basement Walls Handout (PDF)  
 Minimum  Protection Elevation MPE Certificate (PDF)  
 Plat of Survey (PDF)  
 Recreational Fires Handout (PDF)  
 Residential Solar Panel (Photovoltaic) System Handout (PDF)  
 Residential Building Setbacks Handout (PDF)  
 Wet Basement Cleanup Handout (PDF)  
 Sign - Permanent Application (PDF)  
 Sign - Temporary Event Application (PDF)  
 Temporary Membrane Structure Seasonal Sales (PDF)  
 FEMA Certificate (PDF)  
 Building Permits Handout (PDF)  
 General Information Handout (PDF)  

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