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.


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To list rental housing, visit the Iowa Housing Search website, where landlords are provided with a venue to publicize their available rental units in Ames for no charge. 

Additionally, Rent Smart Ames assists landlords with the basic aspects of renting in Ames, the process of registering a rental property, and understanding the rights and responsibilities of landlords. To get started, utilize the links below to learn about specific aspects of renting a unit, or about the entire renting process.