Planning & Zoning 

About the Department
The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for:
  • Reviewing requests for zoning changes
  • Accepting requests to review subdivision plats
  • Reviewing requests for conditional use permits and variances
  • Establishing a time and place for public hearings before the Zoning Commission or Board of Adjustment
  • Publishing notices of the public hearings in the local newspaper
  • Sending a notice to all property owners within 500 feet of the subject property
  • Keeping minutes of the public hearings
  • Reviewing all surveys for the unincorporated areas of the county
  • Reviewing agricultural exemption applications, building permit applications, and site plans
  • Issuing building permits or zoning certificates for new structures
  • The County's Floodplain Ordinance 

  1. Jeff Sherman

    Zoning Administrator
    Phone: 641-257-6145

    By appointment, call office number to schedule


  2. Planning & Zoning

    Physical Address
    101 S Main Street
    Suite 206
    Charles City, IA 50616

    Phone: : 641-257-6145