Planning & Development

Planning & Development

Planning and Development is responsible for the current and future land uses in all unincorporated areas of Scott County.

The County, through the adoption of a comprehensive development plan and enforcement of the county's zoning, building code, subdivision and floodplain development ordinances, is able to regulate all non-ag land uses in the unincorporated areas.

Through an intergovernmental 28E agreement the department also issues building permits for the Cities of Dixon, Donahue, LeClaire, McCausland, Panorama Park, and Riverdale.

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Scott County Planning & Zoning Commission will not meet on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 due to a lack of agenda items. The next scheduled meeting would be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. pending the receipt of agenda items.

Application deadline for this Planning and Zoning Meeting was: 10/7/2016. For more:

Veterans at memorial.
Friday, November 11, 2016 (All day)

Scott County, City and State offices will be closed Friday, November 11th in observation of Veterans Day. [ Holiday Schedule | General Store Schedule ]

Visit the Scott County Veterans Memorial of those from Scott County who made the supreme sacrifice. For Veterans Day information including proclamations, history, posters, and more, visit

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News & Notices

The 2016 Activity Guide, published by the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor's Bureau, is a full-color comprehensive look at everything there is to see and do in the Quad Cities. View it online, or request a copy by mail. 2016 Quad Cities Activity Guide
Posted: March 7, 2016
The Iowa DOT is studying Interstate 80 in Iowa from Illinois to Nebraska in an effort to increase mobility across the interstate system. Find information such as maps, special studies, and online public meetings on the study web page updated throughout the course of the study. I-80 Planning Study...
Posted: February 25, 2016