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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Permits Needed for Repairs Due to Storm Monday, August 10, 2020

Zoning Permit Applications should be submitted for following issues:

  • Demolition of building – Please submit demolition permit application
  • Replacing more than one wall of building – Please submit zoning permit application. This may includ...
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Planning & Development
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Online Permitting Now Available


The Story County Planning and Development Department is excited to announce that effective August 10, 2020 we have implemented online permitting. Citizenserve is an online permitting system that will allow contractors and the general public to easily appl...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Two New Laws Impact Review of Agriculture Practices

On June 1, 2020, the Governor signed HF2477 and HF2512 into law. The laws had an immediate impact on planning and zoning in Iowa counties as each county’s authority to require review of agricultural exemptions and agritourism requests disappeare...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Face Covering Policy During Planning And Development On-Site Inspections

Per the recommendations from the IDPH, CDC and Iowa’s Governor, Story County has implemented a Face Covering Policy for employees due to the challenge of maintaining social distancing of 6 feet at all times.

Employees are required to wear face co...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: October 3, 2014

US 30 I-35 Corridor Preservation Proposed by the Iowa Department of Transportation


The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) per Iowa Code 306.19(5), is providing this notice that the DOT proposes to implement corridor preservation for the future U.S. 30 from the Interstate 35 interchange at Ames east to South 11th Street in Nevada (s...Read on...

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