Resources and Documents

Affordable Housing Design Guidelines

Airport Zoning Map

Board of Adjustment Frequently Asked Questions 

Citizen's Guide to the Rezoning Process 

Good Neighbor program

Iowa City Comprehensive Plan 

Iowa City district plans and maps

Iowa City Historic Preservation Plan/Handbook 

Iowa City Zoning Code

Zoning map*

*The City’s zoning is featured as a layer on the Johnson County Property Information Viewer. The data provided is believed to be the most recent; however, before making a zoning or development decision regarding a property, you should consult with the Iowa City Department of Neighborhood and Development Services to verify zoning information. Contact Anne Russett at 319-356-5251 or email


Please Note:  The Customer Self Service (CSS) portal replaces the paper or electronic application forms formerly found here and used by Urban Planning.  All applications starting June 23, 2020 must be submitted online.


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