This office administers and enforces the provisions and regulations of the Monroe County Unified Development Code. Monroe County passed Comprehensive Zoning in 1987. This ordinance and regulations are in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 335 of the CODE of Iowa and adopted and passed by the Monroe County Board of Supervisors.
In accordance with Chapter 335 of the Code of Iowa and the County's adopted Comprehensive Master Plan, the purpose of this Code is to:
A. Promote public health, safety, comfort, order and general welfare;
B. Conserve and protect property values;
C. Protect private property rights;
D. Promote orderly development and use of land and natural resources;
E. Protect the quality and quantity of prime agricultural land;
F. Facilitate safe and economical provision of streets, water, wastewater disposal, schools, parks and other public requirements; and
G. Regulate the density of population, the location and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence or other purposes.
These regulations shall apply to all of the unincorporated area located within the County limit boundaries but lying outside the corporate limits of any city in Monroe County.