Building Permits & Contractor Registration

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The City of Ames Inspection Division provides building permit, plan checking, and inspection services for new construction, additions, alterations, and remodels. A building permit is required whenever you are constructing, altering, converting, improving, repairing, demolishing, or moving a structure.

 

ALL CONTRACTORS WORKING IN THE CITY OF AMES MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE CITY OF AMES (click here for the Contractor Registration form) 

ALL CONTRACTORS WORKING IN THE CITY OF AMES MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF IOWA DIVISION OF LABOR (click here for information on how to register)

 

BUILDING PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE

 

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION

DEMOLITION PERMIT APPLICATION

CODE MODIFICATION APPLICATION

 

Permit applications can be submitted by email to inspections@cityofames.org, by fax to 515-239-5404, or in person at the Inspections office on the second floor of City Hall. 

 

RESIDENTIAL
CONSTRUCTION
SUBMITTAL
REQUIREMENTS
GUIDELINES PERMIT
APPLICATION
New Single Family Home

Checklist
REScheck
COSESCO
SWPPP
Meter Request
Curb Cut


Building Permit
Application

Addition Checklist
Sample Site Plan

Basement Egress Window Checklist Guidelines
Basement Finish
Checklist

Deck

Checklist

Sample Site Plan

Guidelines
Exterior Stairway Checklist
Sample Site Plan
Guidelines
Garage, Attached Checklist
Sample Site Plan

Garage, Detached Checklist
Sample Site Plan
 
Interior Remodel Checklist
Sample Site Plan

Sunroom or Enclosed Porch Checklist
Sample Site Plan
 

 

Please contact Adam Ostert, Plans Examiner, at 515-239-5228 for Commercial Construction information.