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.

Contractor Registration

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All contractors performing construction work in Ames must be registered with the City of Ames and with the Iowa Division of Labor. Registration information is available online at

Without the appropriate licensing as issued by the State of Iowa, contractors will not be allowed to secure permits or work within the City of Ames.

Electrical contractor registration information can be found here.

Plumbing and Mechanical contractor registration information can be found here.