"Keeping Ames special through leading edge planning."

Kelly Diekmann, Director of Planning & Housing
515 Clark Ave., Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-239-5400    Fax: 515-239-5404
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Staff Contacts


Short Term Rentals

North Growth Gap Area

Campustown Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District

Lincoln Way/Downtown Gateway Zoning

   2018 Lincoln Way Corridor Plan

Apartment Development Trends 2017

Landscape Ordinance Update


Information on Planning

Boards and Commissions
For information on the responsibilities of each board and commission, their schedules, and the latest agendas and minutes, please follow the links below.

If you are interested in doing work on your single-family residence, please visit the Inspection Division page.

To look up properties to find ownership, assessed value, and much more, use this link to the Ames City Assessors Office.

Business Development Assistance

Click here for resources to assist with starting or growing a business

Click here for the Business Development Toolkit



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