Inspection Division

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Sara Van Meeteren, Building Official
515 Clark Ave., Room 205
Ames, Iowa 50010

Phone: 515-239-5153
 Fax: 515-239-5404

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Welcome to the City of Ames Inspection Division! 

A division of the Ames Fire Department, Inspections administers and enforces State of Iowa and City of Ames public safety codes regulating building construction, maintenance, and use by issuing permits and performing inspections of building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing construction projects, rental dwellings, and others. The Division enforces the City of Ames dangerous building code, various property maintenance ordinances, and the sign ordinance. We believe that all buildings in our city should be safe for residents to live, work, and play.