Planning & Zoning

Office Responsibilities:  The Planning and Zoning Department administers and enforces the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and Floodplain Ordinance for Plymouth County.

  • Issue building permits and zoning permits.
  • Perform zoning inspections by enforcing zoning ordinance.
  • Handle requests for rezoning, variance, conditional use permits.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment and Board of Supervisors are decision makers for aforementioned requests.
  • Handle all major and minor subdivision requests.
  • Handle requests for home industry or home occupations.

Plymouth County Zoning

Plymouth County Courthouse Annex
215 4th Ave SE
Le Mars, IA 51031
Telephone: 712-546-7516
Fax: 712-546-8797

Steven Chapman
Zoning Administrator

Tuesday & Wednesday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Planning and Zoning Commission
Shirley McNaughton LeMars
Randy Kroksh            Akron
Greg Schroeder         LeMars
Lowell Vos                 Kingsley
Gregg Roepke           Kingsley
Peg Becker                Hinton
Bill Koopman             Le Mars
John Ahlers                LeMars
Elizabeth (Betty) Gorczynski LeMars


Board of Adjustment
Dan Albert                 LeMars
Shirley Benson          Remsen
James Dennison        Akron
Nancy Anderson        Merrill
Don Mathews            Sioux City