Frequently Asked Questions

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Browse the most commonly asked questions Delaware County Zoning receives.
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Do I need a zoning permit to replace or upgrade antennas on an existing communication tower?

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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.

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Is there a building code inspection in Delaware County?

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

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Are permits required for replacing doors, windows, roofs, or siding?

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Permits are not required for routine maintenance or when they are replaced. If you are adding an addition to your house, then a permit may be required.

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Am I exempt from zoning if I own a farm?

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Properties over 5 acres and zoned A-1 Agricultural are considered exempt, and properties less than 5 acres may be considered exempt if a site plan is submitted. It is best to contact the zoning office.

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Who do I talk to about the floodplain?

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Please contact Floodplain Administrator Craig Davis with Secondary Roads at 563-927-3505.

This webpage was printed on July 19, 2024. For the most current election-related information, visit the Delaware County, Iowa, Zoning website at https://delawarecountyzoning.iowa.gov/.
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