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Because of various computer platforms and text/font formats, Adobe PDF is the only digital format available on the web. This will ensure accuracy and consistency for both the applicant and the City. You may also pick up a hard copy of the application in our office.

If mailing the application, please send it to: City of Ames, Department of Planning & Housing, P.O. Box 811, Ames, IA 50010-0811. Please remember that original signatures are required and that electronic and faxed submissions are not complete and will be returned.

For more information about the review process and schedule for these applications, please see our
Development Review Information page.

***Note: FEE CHANGES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014
(See Current Fee Schedule Below)

 Application Packets (in alphabetical order)   

Fee 

Adaptive Reuse  $ 150.00
Adaptive Reuse for Non-Industrial Uses in an Industrial Zone   $ 150.00
Annexation - Voluntary  $ 200.00
Appeal from a Decision of the Zoning Enforcement Officer  $   75.00
Certificate of Appropriateness

      N/A

Conditional Use Permit for an Alternate Method of Elevating a Residential Structure in the   Floodway Fringe Overlay District  $ 150.00
Conditional Use Permit in the Floodway (Overlay) District  $ 150.00
Conditional Use Permit in the General Flood Plain (Overlay) District    

 $ 150.00

Conveyance Parcel Review                          N/A
Downtown Facade Grant

N/A

Exception for Minor Area Modification  $   75.00
Exception to the Minimum Requirement for Two-Story Buildings in the DCSC  $   75.00
Exception to Parking Area Dimensions  $   75.00

Final Plat Approval of a Major Subdivision
  Hardware & Software Specs for CAD Drawings

 $ 300.00
Final Plat Approval of a Minor Subdivision
  Hardware & Software Specs for CAD Drawings
 $ 300.00
Flood Plain Development Permit (Please contact our office for assistance)

 $   75.00

Historic District

 N/A

Historic Landmark

 N/A

Historic Preservation Awards

 N/A

Home Occupation - Permitted  $   20.00
Home Occupation - Special  $ 100.00
Home Occupation - Special - Bed & Breakfast  $ 100.00
Joint Use Parking

 N/A

Kick-off Meeting

 N/A

Land Use Policy Plan (LUPP) Map Change-Major (Please contact our office for assistance)  $ 500.00
Land Use Policy Plan (LUPP) Map Change-Minor (Please contact our office for assistance)      $ 300.00
Land Use Policy Plan (LUPP) Text Change (Please contact our office for assistance)  $ 300.00
Major Site Development Plan  $ 400.00
Major Site Development Plan Approval in an Environmentally Sensitive Area (O-E Zone)  $ 400.00
Major Site Development Plan in the "O-SFC"  $ 400.00
Major Site Development Plan - Residential Low Density Park Zone (RLP) Plan Amendment  $ 300.00
Master Plan - O-GNE (Northeast Gateway Overlay)  $ 400.00
Minor Site Development Plan  $ 200.00
Minor Site Development Plan - South Lincoln Neighborhood  $ 200.00
Planned Residence (F-PRD) Development - Rezoning (Please contact our office for assistance)  $ 300.00
Planned Residence (F-PRD) Development - Major Site Development Plan                      $ 400.00
Planned Residence (F-PRD) Amendments to the Approved Site Development Plan (Major)  $ 300.00
Planned Residence (F-PRD) Amendments to the Approved Site Development Plan (Minor) (Please contact our office for assistance)  $ 150.00
Plat of Survey

$ 100.00

Preliminary Plat Approval of a Major Subdivision
  Hardware & Software Specs for CAD Drawings

 $ 500.00
Relocation of a Structure  $  75.00
Request for Reasonable Accommodation  $  75.00
Revolving Loan Fund (Please contact Duane Pitcher, Finance Director, at 515-239-5113 for assistance)

 N/A

Rezoning (Please contact our office for assistance)  $ 300.00
Rezoning with Master Plan (Please contact our office for assistance)   $ 550.00
Rural Subdivisions (Please contact our office for assistance)  $ 750.00
Sketch Plan Pre-Application Conference

 N/A

Solar Energy System Zoning Permit (SESZP)

 N/A

Special Use Permits

 $ 150.00
Tax Abatement URA Packet

 N/A

Tax Abatement - Roosevelt School Urban Revitalization Program

 N/A

Urban Renewal/Revitalization Area - Request for Designation for Commercial Development  $ 150.00
Urban Revitalization - Downtown Area

 N/A

Urban Revitalization - South Lincoln Neighborhood

 N/A

Urban Revitalization - University Area

 N/A

Variance  $ 150.00
Variance - Flood Plain  $  75.00
Village Residential (F-VR) Major Site Development  $ 400.00
Zoning Confirmation Letter  $ 120.00
Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment (Please contact our office for assistance)

 $ 200.00





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