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:
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


Volunteers reviewing water data on clipboard.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Become a citizen scientist for the day and contribute to one of the largest water quality databases in Iowa!

Monitor trends in the health of Scott County's watersheds! We will train volunteers to use lab equipment to test for pH, nitrogen, chloride, and phosphorus, among other parameters.

Your important work will help Partners of Scott County Watersheds report impaired waterways to local governments and funding organizations to potentially install water quality improvement projects.

No previous experience is necessary, and anyone 16 and over is welcome!

  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8:00AM-12:00PM
  • Where: Bettendorf Surrey
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