Planning Division

The Planning and Community Development Divisions of the Department of Development Services manages the City’s built environment by working with citizens and other City Departments to provide information and assistance with development procedures, mapping, and land use and zoning code inquiries. These Divisions also work to revitalize neighborhoods, improve and maintain the City’s housing stock, and provide assistance to the business community through various incentive programs.

The Planning and Community Development Division also works with a number a Boards and Committees, including the Board of Adjustment, Plan and Zoning Commission, Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District, Historic Preservation Commission, and others. 

The following links provide a direct connection to land use documents, ordinances, applications, and plans commonly used by the Planning and Community Development Division:

Land Use Regulations

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Carissa Harvey, Strategic Planner
819 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Phone: (515) 576-4551 x 1004
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    M-F 8am-5pm (closed daily 12-1p)

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