Planning & Development

Planning and Development is responsible for the current and future land uses in all unincorporated areas of Scott County.

The County, through the adoption of a comprehensive development plan and enforcement of the county's zoning, building code, subdivision and floodplain development ordinances, is able to regulate all non-ag land uses in the unincorporated areas.

Through an intergovernmental 28E agreement the department also issues building permits for the Cities of Dixon, Donahue, LeClaire, Long Grove, McCausland, Panorama Park, and Riverdale.

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

*While the office is not open to the public until 8:00 a.m., zoning and inspections staff is available via telephone from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.*

To drop off any applications or other materials after 3:30 p.m., please utilize the blue drop box located in the parking lot. The drop box is emptied by County staff twice daily.


Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 4:00pm

Find Meeting information including Agenda's, Packets & Minutes when available Application deadline for this Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting was Friday, September 1, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

Application deadline for Board of Adjustment meeting of Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Planning & Development (Full-time) $90,064.00 to $124,155.00 per year plus benefits.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2023, 4:30pm Central Time. (10 days remain)

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