Welcome to the
Delaware County
Zoning Department

Based on Chapter 355 of the Iowa Code, Delaware County Zoning manages land use throughout the county, enforcing the county's Zoning Ordinance and directing county development and growth. Before beginning construction projects, it is highly recommended that residents utilize our site to determine ordinance compliance and permit processes.

Upcoming Meetings

Board of Adjustment

June 18, 2024 · 1:00 p.m.

Zoning Commission

June 19, 2024 · 1:00 p.m.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a building code inspection in Delaware County?


No, there are no building code inspections in Delaware County. We only handle zoning permits, which are concerned with setbacks and land use.


Do I need a zoning permit to replace or upgrade antennas on an existing communication tower?


No, you do not need a permit for replacing antennas, doing upgrades, or routine maintenance. The only time that a permit is required is when a new tower is going to be constructed.

This webpage was printed on June 14, 2024. For the most current election-related information, visit the Delaware County, Iowa, Zoning website at https://delawarecountyzoning.iowa.gov/.
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