Land Use

Duties & Responsibility

The Land Use Administrator is responsible for the current and future land uses in all unincorporated areas of Des Moines County. Every three to five years the zoning commission reviews the Comprehensive Plan that was written for Des Moines County. They will decide if there are any modifications to the plan, once they review the plan they send it to the Board of Supervisors for approval. This plan is what the Land Use Administrator uses to determine the following for Des Moines County:

  • Planning
  • Zoning Ordinance (2-mile radius around the City of Burlington)
  • Flood Plain Ordinance (all of Des Moines County)
  • Subdivision Ordinance (all of Des Moines County)
  • Issuing Floodplain & Zoning Permits

Land Use Documents

The following are documents on the Land Use Ordinances that apply to Des Moines County or areas within Des Moines County:

The Zoning Ordinances apply to a two mile radius around the City of Burlington

The Flood Plain Ordinances apply to all of Des Moines County

The Subdivision Ordinances apply to all of Des Moines County