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    Licenses and Permits

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    By State and Municipal regulation, certain licenses and permits are required within the City of Ankeny.

    Applications for licenses and permits require submission of a written application and any additional forms requested by multiple departments. Issuance and revocation procedures are established by the Municipal Code.

    Below is a list of licenses issued by the City of Ankeny with links to the individual pages where application materials and additional information can be found:

    Planning and Building City Clerk
    • Additions & Alterations
    • Basement Drywall
    • Basement Finishes
    • Builder Erosion Control Information (COSESCO)
    • Change of Use
    • Decks
    • Demolition Removal
    • Drive Approach
    • Egress Windows
    • Fences
    • Gazebo
    • Garages
    • Handicap Ramps
    • Hot Tub
    • New Building Construction
    • New Dwelling Unit
    • Minimum Protection Elevation (MPE)
    • Pergola
    • Plat of Survey
    • Porches
    • Ramps
    • Recreational Fires
    • Remodels
    • Seasonal Sales Area, Tents & Canopies
    • Shed
    • Sidewalk
    • Signs - Temporary and Permanent
    • Smoke Detectors & CO Alarms
    • Solar Panels
    • Stairs
    • Swimming Pools
    • Tenant Improvements
    • Unisex Restrooms
    Forms for both Commercial and Residential Properties can be found under Permit Applications and Guidelines.

    For more information, please call  515-963-3550.
    For more information, please call 515-965-6405.
    For more information, please call 515-289-5240.
    For more information, please call 515-965-6475.