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.

City of Ames Municipal Code

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The City of Ames Municipal Code is published online as a convenience to citizens. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of material published online, citizens are advised that the only official edition of the City Code is the printed version maintained by the Legal Department or the original ordinances maintained by the City Clerk. Downloaded versions are not official.

The online version of the code is inclusive of Ordinance No. 4407, adopted February 25, 2020. Please note that there may have been amendments, additions, or deletions to this Code made subsequent to the last update.

For more information contact the Legal Department at 515-239-5146 or e-mail




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