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Development Services

Department Contacts

Contact Information

City Services Center
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Phone: 319-286-5780

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.


Welcome to Development Services
Development Services administers land development in Cedar Rapids to ensure the health, safety, and well being of its residents through orderly growth. Development Services administers the review process of the following:

Annexations for incorporating your property into the community
Preliminary Plats for subdividing your land
Conditional Uses for expanded uses of your property
New Subdivision Infrastructure Review including Public Improvements
Rezonings/Future Land Use Map Amendments for changing the permitted uses of your property
Site Development Plans for planning your site
Pre-Applications/Concept Plans for input from the City before you plan 
Final Plat and Plat of Survey Approvals

The City of Cedar Rapids encourages customers to use the new Citizen Access Portal site so that City staff can accept, review and approve land development plans electronically, saving you time and money.
Citizen Access Portal

Related Links

Board of Adjustments
Building Services Division
Community Development & Planning
Economic Development Services
Metro Area Design Standards 
Subdivision Ordinance - Chapter 31
Zoning Ordinance - Chapter 32 

Related Documents
2018 Project Submittal Schedule
Land Development and Zoning Fee Schedule
Will My Plans Require a Demolition Review?
Future Land Use Map

New Developments
Development Services Commercial Site Plans Received

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