Contact Information

Josh Busard
Director

Phone Numbers

Staff Contact Information

 

Planning & Development: 319-356-6083
Building Services Phone: 319-356-6085
Fax: 319-356-6084

Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Address

Johnson County Administration Building
913 S Dubuque Street
Iowa City IA 52240

NEW! Village Planning for Windham

 

NEW!  Johnson County Soil Health Program

Homeowners of unincorporated Johnson County as well as the communities of Hills, Lone Tree, Oxford, Shueyville, Solon, Swisher, and University Heights are eligible to participate in the new Soil Health Program. This program provides participants 50% reimbursement (up to $2000 maximum) for completing soil quality restoration on their lawns. Soil quality restoration uses aeration and compost to create a healthy green lawn without the use of chemicals. 
Johnson County Soil Health Program

 

Department Overview

The Planning, Development and Sustainability Department maintains a planning process that reflects the evolving needs of the county and assists residents in ensuring their plans meet ordinance requirements. Below the service description, you can find timely links to news items.

Services and Responsibilities

  • Guide development of rural (unincorporated) areas of the county
  • Assist county residents in ensuring their plans meet ordinance requirements
  • Uphold the county’s Unified Development Ordinance (rules for how and where certain buildings can be constructed in unincorporated areas)
  • Process applications for building permits and conduct site inspections
  • Incorporate sustainability into development and County operations, including stormwater management and energy efficiency
  • Support and advance local food systems
  • Maintain a planning process that reflects the evolving needs of Johnson County

Annual report  PDS events

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