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    Municipal Code for the City of Ankeny

    The Municipal Code is a set of laws for the City of Ankeny. It covers all aspects of City regulations, including, safety, public behavior, general welfare, zoning and various development related requirements. View the searchable online version of the Ankeny City Code.

    Ankeny is continuously growing and changing, therefore ordinances are frequently updated. The following ordinances will be incorporated into the City Municipal Code with the next quarterly supplement:

    A quick reference guide to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Ankeny Municipal Code are below. 

    Chapter Key Information
    Chapter 51 - Junk and Junk Vehicles The definitions of debris and junk/nuisance vehicles.
    Chapter 55 - Animal Protection and Control Definition of livestock, prohibited animals within City limits, restrictions on the number of animals that can be owned and information about keeping domesticated animals leashed, confined or at heel.
    Chapter 56 - Dog and Cat Licenses Required License and vaccination requirements for pet owners. Download the application under Departments > City Clerk > Licenses and Permits > Pet License.
    Chapter 57 - Dangerous and Vicious Animals Definitions of vicious animals, prohibition thereof, penalty seizure, impoundment and disposition of animals judged dangerous.
    Chapter 69 - Parking Regulations Rules related to parking, prohibited areas, adjacency to curb, snow routes and fire lanes.
    Chapter 105 - Illicit Discharge to Storm Sewer System Materials to be kept out of the City's storm sewer system, including sediment pollution (erosion/runoff), solvents, detergents, fertilizers, pesticides, litter, landscape waste (including leaves and grass clippings) and more.
    Chapter 166 - Trees Planting restrictions, permit requirements and duty of property owners to trim trees growing over City sidewalks. 
    Chapter 167 - Noxious Weeds The duty of property owners to maintain their property, vegetation height restrictions and exceptions.
    Chapter 195 - Zoning Ordinance Signs The placement of both temporary and permanent signage, including garage sale signs, political signs and more.

    City Code

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