Land Use

Duties & Responsibility

The Land Use Department is responsible for general county planning, approving zoning and floodplain permits, subdivision review, and enforcing all elements of the Des Moines County land use ordinances which include:  

  • Zoning Ordinance (2-mile radius around the City of Burlington)
  • Floodplain Development Ordinance (all of Des Moines County)
  • Subdivision Ordinance (all of Des Moines County)
  • Airport Approach Regulations (~14,000 feet from airport runway surfaces)

Land Use Documents and Applications

The following are the Land Use Ordinances that apply to Des Moines County or areas within Des Moines County and associated applications: