Encroachment Permit

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Chapter 22.3 of the Ames Municipal Code requires anything of a permanent and fixed character that encroaches into the public way to have an approved Encroachment Permit.

The following are required before an Encroachment Permit can be issued:

  • A completed and signed Encroachment Permit Application/Agreement with a sketch of the encroachment;
  • Approval by the Ames City Council;
  • Comprehensive general liability insurance coverage in the amount of not less than $500,000 combined single limit and a current copy of Endorsement CG 2013, naming the City of Ames and its employees and assigns, as an additional insured on the policy; and,
  • Payment of the application fee of $25 or $1 for every square foot that encroaches, whichever is larger.

Encroachment Permit Application

Please submit your completed Encroachment Permit application to the Inspection Division at the following address:

Inspection Division
City of Ames
515 Clark Avenue
P.O. Box 811
Ames, IA 50010

Questions?  Please contact us by e-mail at inspections@cityofames.org or by phone at 515-239-5154.