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    Rental Housing

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    Chapter 177 of the Municipal Code, the Property Maintenance and Housing Code, outlines the requirements for the City of Ankeny rental housing registration and inspection program.

    This important program is designed to ensure that rental housing meets certain minimum standards. It applies to all structures located within the City.

    All rental units are required to be registered and inspected by City staff on a regular basis to ensure compliance with this Code.

    Regular inspections of rental dwelling units are required:

    • Every three (3) years for multiple-family units
    • Every three (3) years for unattached single-family units
    • Every three (3) years for duplexes

    2018 Adopted Property Maintenance & Housing Code effective March 1, 2020

    2018 Ankeny Property Maintenance & Housing Code, Municipal Code Chapter 177

    Rental Housing Forms

    Changes in Ownership or Status

    Changes in ownership or rental status are to be reported to:

    Rental Housing
    220 W. First St. 
    Ankeny, IA 50023

    Changes can also be reported by e-mail to

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