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.