Board of Adjustment

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The Story County Board of Adjustment consists of five members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. All members of the Board are residents of Story County with all members residing in the unincorporated portions of the county. Board members are appointed to five-year terms. 

The Board of Adjustment meets monthly, on the third working Wednesday of each month. The Board of Adjustment has the following powers:

  • To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error of law in any requirement, decision, or determination made by the Planning and Development Department Director in the enforcement of the Story County Land Development Regulations.
  • To hear and decide upon applications for variances to the area, height, setback, parking, or density requirements of the Story County Land Development Regulations. Appeals for the variances must meet all Legal Principles in order for the Board of Adjustment to grant a variance.
  • To hear and decide variances to the flood plain regulations. Certain variations of this nature require the concurrence of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
  • Upon petition by a property owner, the board can permit exceptions to the terms of the Story County Land Development Regulations (conditional use permits). Consideration of exceptions are only those which are specifically listed in the Story County Land Development Regulations.

Board of Adjustment Membership (five year terms):

Name Term Expires
Matthew Neubauer, Vice Chair12/31/2026
Kelli Excell12/31/2028
Elara Jondle12/31/2025
Nathan Hovick12/31/2024
Andrew Friend12/31/2027


2024 Meeting Schedule (PDF); 4:00 PM Call to Order
Administration Building - 2nd Floor Public Meeting Room
900 Sixth St., Nevada, IA 50201

Agendas, Minutes & Audio Transcripts

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