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Board of Adjustment

The application deadline for the May 21 , 2024 meeting has passed. The deadline for the June 18,  2024 meeting is Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board made up of five citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a five-year term.

About the Board of Adjustment

Section 1. Intent
The County Board of Supervisors shall provide for the appointment of a County Board of Adjustment. Pursuant to the authority of this Article, the County Board of Adjustment may, in appropriate cases, and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, allow special permitted uses and grant variances to the specific terms of this Ordinance. The special exception or variance shall be in harmony with the Ordinance's general purpose and intent and in accordance with general rules contained herein, and provide that any property owner aggrieved by the action of the Board of Supervisors in the adoption of this Ordinance may petition the Board of Adjustment directly to modify this Ordinance as applied to such property owners.

Section 2. Membership
There is hereby created the Jones County Board of Adjustment. The Board shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The members shall reside within Jones County, with a member residing in each of the five (5) Jones County Supervisor Districts, and a majority of the members shall reside outside the corporate limits of any city. Any member residing within the corporate limits of a city shall also hold title to property located in an unincorporated area of Jones County. Each member shall be appointed for a term of five (5) years, except that with the initial board one (1) member shall be appointed for a term of five (5) years, one (1) member for a term of four (4) years, one (1) member for a term of three (3) years, one (1) member for a term of two (2) years, and one (1) member for a term of one (1) year.Members shall be removable for cause by the Board of Supervisors upon written charges and following public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose term becomes vacant.

Meeting Information

Meeting dates are generally the third Tuesday of each month in the Community Room in the lower level of the Jones County Courthouse. Contact the Land Use Administrator with questions regarding these meetings.

Current Board Members

John Hinz
Appointed by District 1, Anamosa
Term Ends: 6/30/28
Term Length: 5 Years
Cindy Hall, Chair
Appointed by District 2, Monticello
(319) 465-3948
Term Ends: 6/30/27
Term Length: 5 Years
Stan Reiter
Appointed by District 3, Monticello
Term Ends: 6/30/26
Term Length: 5 Years
Roger Kistler
Appointed by District 4, Anamosa
Term Ends: 6/30/24
Term Length: 5 Years
Paul Thomsen
Appointed by District 5, Anamosa
(319) 462-3619
Term Ends: 6/30/25
Term Length: 5 Years

2024 Board of Adjustment Meetings

May 21, 2024 · 4:00pm
April 16, 2024 · 4:00pm
March 19, 2024 · 4:00pm
February 20, 2024 · 4:00pm
January 16, 2024 · 4:00pm

2023 Board of Adjustment Meetings

2022 Board of Adjustment Meetings

2021 Board of Adjustment Meetings

2020 Board of Adjustment Meetings

2019 Board of Adjustment Meetings

Map · Jones County Land Use

500 W. Main St. · Anamosa, IA 52205