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


This is Jason Steele
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

The August 21st Forum will feature Jason Steele

Jason Steele is the Area Resource Soil Scientist for 20 counties in Southeast Iowa.  He is versed in soils related information and a local expert on Soil health and Cover crops. He has work in the realm of soils for over 17 years and has a variety of soil related jobs within the agency.

Jason is also a landowner and practices good conservation practices including soil health on his own land. He will speak on soil health and its impacts on water quality and crop production.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds Forum will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library,...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Application deadline for this Planning and Zoning Meeting was Friday, July 20, 2018. Find Meeting information including Agenda's, Packets & Minutes.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

Application deadline for this Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting was Friday, July 27, 2018. Find Meeting information including Agenda's, Packets & Minutes.

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Scott County participates in local Regional Economic Development Organizations and Programs:

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September flowers and a hard hat.
Monday, September 3, 2018

Scott County offices will be closed Monday, September 3rd in observation of Labor Day. Have a safe Labor Day weekend.

News & Notices

During the month of April 2018, the Parcel Query and GIS mapping applications will be updated with a new consolidated property and map viewing solution named Beacon, hosted by the Schneider Corporation. The new service provides additional functionality and display options to users. The service will...
Posted: March 28, 2018