Development Regulations

Story County has adopted zoning and subdivision regulations in one document, officially called the Story County Land Development Regulations. These regulations describe the zoning districts and types of uses allowable in each district. The regulations also outline the standards that commercial and industrial uses must adhere to when development is proposed. Identified in the Land Development Regulations are the various types of subdivision requests that may be followed as well.

The floodplain regulations adopted by Story County are in a "stand-alone" ordinance adopted by the Story County Board of Supervisors. First mapped by FEMA in 1986, Story County's floodplain management ordinance was most recently revised to increase the amount of "free-board" required of new and substantially-improved structures to 18" above base flood elevation.

Are you curious what your property is zoned or if your property is located in the FEMA-mapped floodplain?

Property zoning and floodplain information can be viewed on the Story County Assessor's website.

Story County's Adopted Land Development Regulations

CHAPTER 32; ROAD IDENTIFICATION AND ADDRESS NUMBERING

CHAPTER 80; FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

CHAPTER 83; SPECIAL EVENTS

CHAPTER 85; GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 86; DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER 87; LAND DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER 88; GENERAL SITE PLANNING STANDARDS

CHAPTER 89; HOME BUSINESS AND SIGNS

CHAPTER 90; CONDITIONAL USES

CHAPTER 91; EXCEPTIONS MODIFICATIONS AND NON-CONFORMING USES

CHAPTER 92; ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 93; PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT INFRACTIONS