Iowa Laws Relating to Planning and Zoning

Iowa Code Chapters:

  1. Land Use – Smart Planning:
    Chapter 18B
  2. Open Meetings and Open Records:
    Chapter 21 – Open Meetings Law
    Chapter 22 – Open Records Law
    Chapter 23 – Iowa Public Information Board
  3. Intergovernmental Relations:
    Chapter 28E – Joint Exercise of Governmental Powers
    Chapter 28I – Metropolitan or Regional Planning
    Chapter 368 – City Development
  4. Agricultural Lands and Uses:
    Chapter 172D – Livestock Feedlots
    Chapter 352 – County Land Preservation and Use Commissions
  5. Transportation/Highway Regulations:
    Chapter 306A – Controlled Access Highways
  6. Planning and Zoning Statutes:
    Chapter 329 – Airport Zoning
    Chapter 335 – County Zoning
    Chapter 414 – City Zoning
  7. Platting and Subdivision of Land:
    Chapter 354
  8. Urban Renewal, Municipal Housing Projects, SSMIDs:
    Chapter 386 – Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement Districts
    Chapter 403 – Urban Renewal
    Chapter 403A – Municipal Housing Projects
  9. Manufactured Homes and Mobile Homes:
    Chapter 435
  10. Official Misconduct:
    Chapter 721

Iowa Code Sections:

  1. Planning/Zoning References in Other Statutes:
    Section 29C.6 – Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by Governor
    Section 135.1 – Health Care Facilities (Definitions)
    Section 135.2 – Health Care Facilities (Director Appointments)
    Section 152C.6 – Massage Therapy (Enforcement)
    Section 174.3 – County Fairs (Control of Fairgrounds)
    Section 231B.1 – Elder Group Homes (Definitions)
    Section 231B.2 – Elder Group Homes (Certification)
    Section 380.11 – City Legislation (Recording City Zoning Districts with County)
    Section 657.9 – Nuisances (Shooting Ranges)
  2. Government Ethics and Lobbying:
    Section 68B.2 – Definitions
    Section 68B.2A – Conflicts of Interest
    Section 68B.22 – Gifts Accepted of Received
    Section 68B.34 – Additional Penalty
  3. Housing and Building Codes/Civil Infractions:
    Section 103A.12 – State Building Code (Adoption and Withdrawal)
    Section 103A.19 – State Building Code (Administration and Enforcement)
    Section 103A.22 – State Building Code (Statute Construction)
    Section 364.17 – Powers and Duties of Cities (City Housing Codes)
    Section 364.22 – Powers and Duties of Cities (Municipal Infractions)
  4. Historic Preservation, Department of Cultural Affairs:
    Section 303.20 – Definitions
    Section 303.21 – Petitions
    Section 303.22 – Action by Department
    Section 303.23 – Referendum
    Section 303.24 – Notice
    Section 303.25 – Voting
    Section 303.26 – Commission
    Section 303.27 – Controls
    Section 303.28 – Interior
    Section 303.29 – Use of Structures
    Section 303.30 – Procedures
    Section 303.31 – Action by Commission
    Section 303.32 – Ordinary Maintenance and Repair
    Section 303.33 – Termination of District
    Section 303.34 – Areas of Historical Significance
  5. Transportation/Highway Regulations:
    Section 306.19 – Highway Right-of-Way, Access, Notice
    Section 306B.2 – Outdoor Advertising Along Interstate Highways (Exceptions)
    Section 306B.3 – Outdoor Advertising Along Interstate Highways (Rules)
    Section 306C.2 – Junkyard Beautification and Billboard Control (Exceptions)
    Section 306C.3 – Junkyard Beautification and Billboard Control (Lawful Existence)
    Section 306C.10 – Junkyard Beautification and Billboard Control (Definitions)
    Section 306C.11 – Junkyard Beautification and Billboard Control (Advertising Prohibited)
    Section 306C.12 – Junkyard Beautification and Billboard Control (No Highway Visibility)
    Section 306C.13 – Junkyard Beautification and Billboard Control (DOT Control)
  6. Platting and Subdivision of Land:
    Section 306.21 – Establishment, Alteration, and Vacation of Highways (Recording Rural Subdivisions)
    Section 592.3 – City and Town (Plats)
  7. County Home Rule Implementation:
    Section 331.302 – County Legislation
    Section 331.304 – Procedural Limitations on County Powers
    Section 331.305 – Notice Publications
    Section 331.307 – County Infractions
    Section 331.216 – Membership
    Section 331.321 – Removal
    Section 331.342 – Conflicts of Interest
  8. Organization of City Government:
    Section 372.15 – Removal of Appointees
  9. City Legislation:
    Section 362.3 – Publication of Notices
    Section 362.5 – Public Contract Exceptions
    Section 380.1 – Defintions
    Section 380.2 – Amendment
    Section 380.3 – Considerations
    Section 380.4 – Majority Requirement
    Section 380.5 – Mayor
    Section 380.6 – Effective Date
  10. City Administrative Agencies:
    Section 392.1 – Establishment by Ordinance
  11. Natural Resource Preservation:
    Section 161A.64 – Soil and Water Conservation (Erosion Control)
    Section 455B.172 – Jurisdiction of Department of Natural Resources (Local Governments)
    Section 455B.276 – Jurisdiction of Department of Natural Resources (Floodplains)
    Section 455B.305A – Jurisdiction of Department of Natural Resources (Landfills)
    Section 456B.1 – Special Provisions, Department of Natural Resources (Wetlands, Definitions)
    Section 456B.12 – Special Provisions, Department of Natural Resources (Wetlands, Inventory)
    Section 456B.13 – Special Provisions, Department of Natural Resources (Wetlands, Protection)
  12. Publication and Posting of Notices:
    Section 618.3 – Requirements
  13. Agricultural Land and Uses:
    Section 657.11 – Nuisances (Animal Feeding Operations)
  14. Bribery and Corruption:
    Section 722.2 – Accepting Bribe