Zoning Ordinance

About the Ordinance

The Floyd County Zoning Ordinance (PDF) lays out each zoning district in the county, what is permitted in each district, as well as what conditional uses may be allowed in that district after a public hearing before the Board of Adjustment is held. Each district also includes certain setbacks and minimum lot sizes for new structures and lots.

Applications & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department will be able to help an applicant determine which request they will need to make based on which zoning district the property is located in. The application should be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Department no later than 21 working days prior to the appropriate boards regular scheduled meeting date, along with a $150 fee.

Update of Zoning Ordinance

The Floyd County Supervisors approved the final reading of the updated Floyd County Zoning Ordinance on June 1, 2020. The original Zoning Ordinance was passed June 1, 1967 and was amended in 1984, 2011, 2014 and 2020.

Definition Section Updates

Through the update of the Zoning Ordinance, the definition section was greatly expanded to include:
  • Commercial-Recreational District
  • Floodplain section was updated
  • Mobile Home Park District
  • Sign and parking regulations
  • Uses within the districts were increased to include many more uses
  • Wind energy section

For More Information

Please feel free to contact the Planning and Zoning Department if you have any questions regarding your property and whether there were any specific changes that could affect you.
  1. Jeff Sherman

    Zoning Administrator
    Phone: 641-257-6145

    By appointment, call office number to schedule


  2. Planning & Zoning

    Physical Address
    101 S Main Street
    Suite 206
    Charles City, IA 50616

    Phone: 641-257-6145