Purpose: Buchanan County adopted zoning in 1974 to allow for the orderly growth of the rural, unincorporated areas of the county for the general good of the citizens of the county, while maintaining the natural resources and coordinating residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural uses throughout the county.
In 1989, the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors elected to participate in the national flood insurance program. In order to do that, the county was compelled to adopt a flood plain ordinance that limited future development in the federally designated flood plains of rural Buchanan County. Any construction within the flood plain requires a permit from both Buchanan County and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
|April Board of Adjustment Meeting
Posted: April 5, 2018
The Buchanan County Board of Adjustment will meet at 7:00 PM on Monday, April 16, 2018 in the Buchanan County Public Health meeting room located at 1413 1st St W, Independence, IA. This meeting is open to the public and anyone wishing to attend is welcome to do so. The agenda is available for viewing by clicking here.
|May Zoning Commission Meeting Filing Deadline
Posted: March 15, 2018
All rezoning request must be filed with the Buchanan County Planning & Zoning office by 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, April 13, 2018 in order to be considered at the May 1, 2018 Zoning Commission Meeting. Applications are considered complete when a current rezoning application is completely filled out, signed, and returned along with the $250.00 rezoning application fee.
|May Zoning Commission Meeting
Posted: April 4, 2018
The Buchanan County Zoning Commission will meet at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the Buchanan County Public Health meeting room located at 1413 1st St W, Independence, IA. This meeting is open to the public and anyone wishing to attend is welcome to do so. The agenda will be available one week prior. The current zoning request are available for viewing by clicking here.