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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

The City of Ames requires all contractors to be registered with the  City of Ames. Click here for the City of Ames Contractor Registration form. There is no registration fee.  

Electrical Contractors working in Ames must also be registered and licensed as follows:

Step 1:
Contact the State of Iowa Fire Marshal Division (Electrical License and Inspection Bureau) and obtain a Masters License and Electrical Contractors License.

Contact information is as follows:
Electrical Licensing and Permit/Inspection Program

Interactive County Map for Local and State Inspectors
Licensing Questions E-mail: elecinfo@dps.state.ia.us
Permitting/Inspection Questions E-mail: einspinfo@dps.state.ia.us

State Fire Marshal's Office
Electrical Examining Board
215 E. 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-725-6147
Toll Free (in-state only): 866-923-1082
Fax: 515-725-6151


Step 2:
Register with the State of Iowa Labor Division as a contractor performing construction work. 

Contact information is as follows:
http://www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/contractor-registration


Step 3:

Submit copies of a State of Iowa issued Electrical Contractors License and associated Masters License along with a City of Ames Contractors Registration Form to the Inspections Division.

 

ELECTRICAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS

Permit applications can be emailed to inspections@cityofames.org or faxed to 515-239-5404 or dropped off in person.

ELECTRICAL PERMIT APPLICATION 

HOMEOWNER ELECTRICAL PERMIT APPLICATION (PDF)

The Ames Municipal Code waives licensing requirements to allow homeowners to do building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work on their existing, owner occupied, single family structure. All work must be in accordance with current model codes adopted by the State of Iowa and City of Ames. 


For additional information about electrical permit applications contact Nick Patterson, Electrical Inspector, at 515-239-5336 or npatterson@cityofames.org