Many issues related to planning and zoning are regional in nature, and cross municipal boundaries. The State Code of Iowa grants "extraterritorial jurisdiction" to incorporated cities, in which the cities have the authority to review subdivisions within two miles of city limits. In these "fringe areas," Johnson County and its cities have entered into cooperative agreements addressing mutual concerns about land use planning.

North Liberty - Coralville fringe area presentation - 01/31/07

Cedar Rapids and Swisher - Approved

Cedar Rapids and Swisher fringe area agreement
Cedar Rapids and Swisher fringe area agreement map

Coralville - NONE

The previous fringe area agreement between Johnson County and the City of Coralville was approved on April 8, 1999, and expired on April 8 2019. A replacement agreement has not been adopted. As such, extraterritorial review of subdivisions within 2 miles of the City's boundaries default to the provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 354. Without an adopted 28E fringe area agreement, the City's review is limited to subdivisions (per Iowa Code) and Conditional Use Permits (per the Johnson County Unified Development Ordinance).

Ely - Approved May 14, 2009

Ely fringe area agreement

Hills - Approved April 8, 2010

Hills fringe area agreement
Hills fringe area agreement map

Iowa City - Approved November 16, 2021

Iowa City Fringe Area Agreement
Iowa City Fringe Area Agreement maps
Appendix G - Rural Design Standards

Lone Tree - Approved August 9, 2002

Lone Tree fringe area agreement
Lone Tree fringe area agreement map
Agreement for building inspector services (approved November 7, 2019)

North Liberty - Approved March 11, 2014

North Liberty fringe area agreement
North Liberty fringe area agreement map

Oxford - Approved January 24, 2019

Oxford fringe area agreement 
Agreement for building inspector service (Approved March 2015)

Shueyville - Approved January 9, 2020

Shueyville fringe area agreement 
Agreement for building inspector service (Approved April 21, 2005)

Solon - Approved September 11, 2008

Solon fringe area agreement
Solon fringe area agreement map

Swisher - Approved July 15, 2015

Swisher fringe area agreement
Swisher fringe area agreement map

Agreement for building inspector service (Approved November 11, 2002)

Tiffin - NONE

The previous fringe area agreement between Johnson County and the City of Tiffin was approved on June 6, 1997, and expired on June 30, 2006. A replacement agreement has not been adopted. As such, extraterritorial review of subdivisions within 2 miles of the City's boundaries default to the provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 354. Without an adopted 28E fringe area agreement, the City's review is limited to subdivisions (per Iowa Code) and Conditional Use Permits (per the Johnson County Unified Development Ordinance).

 

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