City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

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Holiday Closings

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  • New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1
  • President's Day - Monday, February 17
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 25
  • Independence Day - Friday, July 3
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 7
  • Veterans Day - Wednesday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27
  • Christmas - Thursday, December 24 & Friday, December 25


* The Clerk of District Court (Iowa Judicial Branch) often has a different holiday schedule than the City of Ames. Holiday schedules for the Community Center, Cy-Ride, Municipal Pool, Ice Arena, Ames Public Library, and Parking Meter Division may also differ.