ZONING & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICES
If you have Zoning
or Environmental Health Office needs involving a request for any of the
Please contact the Zoning or Environmental Health office by calling
515-462-2636 and we will assist you as soon as we can. A staff member
will come to you and bring you to our office.
If you’d prefer to
conduct your business via mail you can download the forms needed online
and mail them with the appropriate fee’s.
Our county website
address is: WWW.MADISONCOIA.US
To locate the forms you need,
navigate to the Zoning and Environmental Office on the above webpage.
The forms are located on the right side of the page under “Zoning and
Environmental Health Forms”.
Due to the COVID-19 issue, and for safety reasons, the Zoning
Commission workshop scheduled for this Thursday March, 19, 2020 is
cancelled. Depending on recommendations and how this situation
progresses, future workshops are on hold at this time.
additional information becomes available I will keep you posted.
Please everyone, heed the advice of the IDPH and CDC and take care of
yourselves and families.
Madison County Comprehensive Plan
Click here for
Board of Health Agenda - May 28, 2020
Work Session - January 23, 2020
Public Hearing Notice - June 9, 2020
& Environmental Health Administrator
Administers and enforces the provisions of the office of Madison County Zoning &
Environmental Health including the Madison County Zoning Ordinance and the
Madison County Board of Health Regulation. These ordinances and Regulations are
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 335 of the Code of Iowa and adopted
by Madison County, Iowa governing the zoning of lands and structures located
within Madison County, Iowa, but falling out side of the corporate limits of any
city located within Madison County.
Administers and enforces county Board of Health Regulations including but not
limited to septic systems and well construction, administers the
Grants-to-Counties program of well testing, well closing and well
rehabilitation, and performs the required inspections .
& Environmental Health Assistant
Sets up and administers the County E-911 Program with the support of
the South Central Iowa Regional E-911 and assist in office and field duties as
ZONING: SECTION 1 – PURPOSE
This Ordinance is adopted for the following purposes:
provide land use planning for the orderly growth of the County, and to enhance
the beauty of its natural resources;
protect the agricultural interests of the property owners of the County;
increase the economic resources of the County by making the area more attractive
lessen congestion in the street or highway;
secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers;
protect health and the general welfare;
provide adequate light and air; and
facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewage, schools,
parks and other public requirements; all in accordance with a Comprehensive Plan
and as permitted by the provisions of Chapter 335 of the 1995 Code of Iowa, as
ZONING: SECTION 6 – APPLICATION OF DISTRICT REGULATIONS
The regulations set by this Ordinance within each district shall be minimum
regulations and shall apply uniformly to each class or kind of structure or
land, as hereinafter provided:
1. No building, structure or land shall hereafter be used or occupied and no
building or structure or part thereof shall hereafter be erected, constructed,
reconstructed, moved, or structurally altered unless in conformity with all of
the regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located except
agricultural uses are exempt.
2. No building or other structure shall hereafter be erected or altered:
exceed the height;
accommodate or house a greater number of families;
occupy a greater percentage of lot area;
have narrower or smaller rear yards, front yards, side yards, or other open
any other manner contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance.
3. No part of a yard or other open space or off-street parking or loading space
required about or in connection with any building for the purpose of complying
with this Ordinance shall be included as part of a yard, open space or
off-street parking or loading space similarly required for any other building.
4. No yard or lot existing at the time of passage of this Ordinance shall be
reduced in dimension or area below the minimum requirements set forth herein.
Yards or lots created after the effective date of this Ordinance shall meet at
least the minimum requirements established by this Ordinance, except as set
Section 15: Zoning Certificates
(click on this link to read Section 15 in its entirety)
C. J. (Jeff) Nicholl
Zoning & Environmental Health:
Madison County Annex
201 W. Court
Winterset, IA 50273
Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm
Employees in the Zoning & Environmental Health Office:
Environmental Health Officer
Zoning & Environmental Health Forms:
permits, ordinances from the Zoning & Environmental Health office
The Madison County Zoning Commission
meets the 3rd Thursday of every month in the lower level of the Madison
County Annex located at 201 W. Court. The meeting is called to order at 7:00 P.M.
BOARD OF HEALTH
Madison County Board of Health
meets the 2nd Thursday of EVERY OTHER MONTH in the lower level of the
Madison County Annex located at 201 W. Court.. The meeting is called to order at 7:00 P.M.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The Madison County Board of Adjustment
meets the 1st Tuesday of every month in the lower level of the Madison
County Annex located at 201 W. Court. The meeting is called to order depending on
the time of year at 7:00 P.M. or 8:00 P.M.