Planning & Development

  1. Board of Adjustment

    The Washington County, Iowa, Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board made up of 5 citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a 5-year term.

  2. Building & Development (PDF)

    When considering new building and development projects in the unincorporated areas of Washington County, it is important to contact the proper department or agency that is responsible for issuance or approval of permits and other applications.

  3. FAQs (PDF)

    Get answers to the most frequently asked planning questions.

  4. Floodplain Management

    Washington County residents need look no further than recent history to understand that flooding impacts a significant part of our community.

  5. Land Use & Planning Commission

    The Washington County, Iowa Land Use and Planning Commission is made up of citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors to 3-year terms.

  6. Resources

    Find links to Planning and Development Department resources.

  7. Subdivision & Platting

    Find information about the Subdivision Ordinance, regulations, applications and more.

  8. Zoning Ordinance (Rescinded)

    The Washington County Zoning Ordinance, which became effective July 1, 2010, was rescinded on September 27, 2013.

  9. Washington County Comprehensive Plan