**EVEN THOUGH THE AMES CITY HALL BUILDING IS CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS WE ARE STILL PROCESSING PLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTALS. FOR PLAN SUBMITTALS THAT REQUIRE ORIGINAL SIGNATURES AND ALL RESUBMITTALS PLEASE SEND THOSE TO US VIA MAIL, FED EX, UPS OR DROP THEM OFF AT THE CHECK-IN TABLE DIRECTLY INSIDE THE EAST DOOR OF CITY HALL. ADMITTANCE TO THE BUILDING IS PROHIBITED BEYOND THOSE TABLES. FOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A SIGNATURE (KICK-OFF MEETINGS AND SKETCH PLANS) THOSE APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BY EMAILING US AT: PLANNING@CITYOFAMES.ORG. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US BY CALLING US AT: 515-239-5400.
Keep Involved with Planning for 2040
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
Information on Planning
- Ames Municipal Code Planning Links (Zoning Ordinance)
- Application Forms and Packets
- Development Review Information
- Downtown Facade Assistance
- Flood Plain Map
- Land Use Policy Plan
- Renewable Energy
- Urban Revitalization Tax Abatement
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