About Jones County Land Use
The Jones County Zoning Ordinance was first adopted by the Board of Supervisors on March 24, 1998 as an Agricultural Land Preservation Ordinance. This ordinance was later replaced by a regular Zoning Ordinance on April 3, 2007. These ordinances followed the consideration and guidance of the Jones County 1997 Land Use Plan that was prepared by the Jones County Land Use Plan Advisory Board. The plan was designed to establish an orderly use and development of the land and natural resources. This ordinance applies to all land within Jones County which lies outside the corporate limits of any city. The cities of Anamosa, Monticello, and Cascade retain the right for review within a two-mile radius around their respective city.
Comprehensive Land Use Plan
- 2012 Comprehensive Plan (Adopted on July 3, 2012)
- 2023 Land Use Comprehensive Plan - DRAFT
County maps are for sale for $5 each. These may be purchased in the 911 Coordinator's Office or in the County Recorder’s Office.
To check the most recent zoning classification of a property within the rural area of Jones County, please either call the Land Use Administrator at (319) 462-2282 or check the Beacon website and click on the Map tab and check the Zoning District Layer box. The Legend tab can help you tell which color is which Zoning District.
Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance
Septic and Wells
For all questions regarding septic and wells, please contact the Environmental Health Office at (319) 462-4715 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Jones County Courthouse
500 W. Main St.
Anamosa, IA 52205