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.

Signage Standards

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Permit Application Process
Sign permit application forms including the property owners signature shall be submitted to the Inspection Division along with the following items:

1.  Drawing of the sign including dimensions and location.
2.  Line drawing or aerial with the location of the sign and distance from all property lines.

General Requirements
All properties in the Highway Oriented Commercial, Agricultural, and Industrial districts are allowed to use a maximum of three square feet of signage for each 1 foot of street frontage for the property. This maximum square footage includes all signage on the property, such as wall signs, ground signs, directional signs and temporary signs.

Sign Permit Application
City of Ames Contractor Registration
Chapter 21 Sign Code

Sign permit applications and questions may be directed to:

Sara Van Meeteren
City of Ames Inspection Division
515 Clark Ave.
Ames, Iowa 50010
515-239-5404 (fax)

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