Development Services

Department Contacts

Contact information
Zoning Division
Development Services Dept
City Services Center 
500 15th Ave SW 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Phone: 319-286-5836
Fax: 319-286-5830

Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Payments not accepted after 4:00 p.m.

Zoning Ordinance
The Cedar Rapids Zoning Ordinance, as set forth in the text of Chapter 32 and the Official Zoning Map, is adopted with the purpose of improving and protecting the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, and general welfare of the people.

2021 Updates
The following amendment to Chapter 32 was adopted by City Council on December 21, 2021.

Here you'll find convenient access to forms, timelines and frequently-asked questions. The City's GIS Database allows user-initiated searches of zoning designations.

An application for a permit to develop property within the FEMA-regulated floodplain is available. The Floodplain Development Ordinance is also provided.

Please note that the City’s municipal code can be found here and does not include Chapter 32. 

Related Links:
Board of Adjustment
Minor and Major Erosion  Control Permits (Former Fill and Rubble Permit Requests)
Site Plan - for single-family lots
Working in the Public Right-of-Way
Municode (for searching other sections of the City's code)
EnvisionCR - Cedar Rapids Comprehensive PlanFuture Land Use Viewer

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