2320 Lincoln Way
framed house 6

Inspection Division

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Sara Van Meeteren, Building Official
515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-239-5153
Office hours 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday


Welcome to the City of Ames Inspection Division! 

The Inspection Division is a division of the Ames Fire Department and is located on the second floor of City Hall.

Employees in the Inspection Division administer and enforce 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.


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