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Rural Address System

Rural Address System

The Planning and Development Department is responsible for the implementation of the Rural Address System. Staff assigns addresses to buildings in unincorporated Scott County. The Planning and Development Department also maintains the Rural Address Map for the county.

Rural Address Maps

Adoption History

The Scott County Disaster Services Board on February 18, 1985 approved a recommendation that the County Board of Supervisors proceed with the adoption of a permanent County-wide address system, following appropriate planning, coordination, and design of the system. At the recommendation of the County Administrator, the Board of Supervisors on March 12, 1985 approved the establishment of a County Address System Task Force to plan and design an addressing system for rural Scott County. The Rural Address System was officially implemented in October 1, 1987.

The Rural Address System provides an address for all residents and businesses outside of city limits. A house number is given to every building and a street name or number is given to every public and private road in the unincorporated area of Scott County. This was done in the interest of developing uniform addressing for the whole County and to support the 911 emergency phone number program. The addressing system greatly simplifies the process of finding the exact location of residences in case of a fire, sheriff call, or medical emergency. The post office also adopted this addressing system.

News & Notices

Public Meeting to Obtain Input on Proposed Park View Rental Registration and Inspections Regulations Notice is given that Scott County will hold a public meeting to obtain input on proposed Park View Rental Registration and Inspection regulations. Click title for full notice.
Posted: November 20, 2019
Iowa Department of Transportation is inviting Iowans to share their opinions Go to Survey and Plan AMES, Iowa – Oct. 18, 2019 – A long-range plan for public transit in Iowa is currently under development. This plan supports the State Transportation Plan, Iowa in Motion 2045, in helping efficiently...
Posted: October 25, 2019
Remembrance of Glen Erickson Many current Scott County employees and elected officials did not know or have the opportunity to work with Glen Erickson. But even though Glen retired in 2001 the influence of his leadership at Scott County still can be felt. Glen placed a high value on dedicated...
Posted: October 1, 2019