The Planning and Zoning Department administers and enforces the Webster County Comprehensive
Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Floodplain Ordinance, and Dilapidated Building Abatement Ordinance for unincorporated Webster County.

Current Items

Effective August 7, 2009 Webster County has adopted new zoning regulations. Click the link below to view this document.

Please refer to the attached Fee Schedule for all pricing on permits, applications, appeals, etc. Furthermore, as stated in the Fee Schedule and Zoning Ordinance/Zoning Regulations, any person to apply for a permit after "starting" ("Starting"= beginning construction of a building or structure other than normal grading of soil. Starting also includes changing how the land or building is used) will incur an extra cost equal to triple the original amount.

Hard copy versions of these documents may be viewed in office.

Please note:  The approximate deadline for applications regarding zoning amendments is 30 days prior to the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) regularly scheduled meeting also for conditional use permit (CUP) and variance applications is also 30 days prior to the regularly scheduled Board of Adjustment (BOA) meeting. Dates may vary due to available staffing, calendar anomalies, case load and other variables.

Zoning Administrator:
Chad Bahr 

Webster County Courthouse
701 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Planning@WebsterCountyIA.org
515-574-3761
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday


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Applications9 documents

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  • Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application
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  • Zoning/Rezoning Application
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  • Webster County Flood Plain Application
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  • State DNR-Army Corp Flood Plain Application
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  • Home Occupation Application
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  • Mining Application
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  • Agricultural Exemption Applicatioin Form
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  • Sign Application
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Ordinances5 documents

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  • Dilapidated Building Abatement Ordinance
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  • Webster County Ordinances
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Documents for Viewing or Downloading29 documents

  • Permits Required
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  • Sign Application
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  • Building/Zoning Permit Application
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  • Directions for completing Building/Zoning Permit Application
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  • Comprehensive Plan
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  • Fee Schedule
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  • Future Land Use Maps
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  • Zoning Ordinance
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  • Zoning Maps
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  • Subdivision Ordinance
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  • Flood Plain Management Ordinance
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  • Webster County Flood Plain Application
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  • State DNR-Army Corp Flood Plain Application
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  • Dilapidated Building Abatement Ordinance
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  • Home Occupation Application
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  • Mining Application
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  • 2018 Building Permit List
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  • 2019 Building Permits
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Unincorporated Webster County Flood Insurance Rate Maps11 documents

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