Story County has adopted zoning and subdivision regulations in one document, officially called the Story County Land Development Regulations. These regulations describe the zoning districts and types of uses allowable in each district. The regulations also outline the standards that commercial and industrial uses must adhere to when development is proposed. Identified in the Land Development Regulations are the various types of subdivision requests that may be followed as well.
The floodplain regulations adopted by Story County are in a "stand-alone" ordinance adopted by the Story County Board of Supervisors. First mapped by FEMA in 1986, Story County's floodplain management ordinance was most recently revised to increase the amount of "free-board" required of new and substantially-improved structures to 18" above base flood elevation. The Story County Floodplain Management Program regulations can be found in Chapter 80 below. Additional information on the program can be found on the Floodplain Management page.
Are you curious what your property is zoned or if your property is located in the FEMA-mapped floodplain?
Property zoning and floodplain information can be viewed on the Story County Assessor's website.
Story County's Adopted Land Development Regulations
- Ordinance No. 295 - Amending Chapter 32.pdf
- Ordinance No. 296 - Amending Chapter 89, 85.08, 92.10.pdf
- Ordinance No. 297 - Amending Chapter 86, 85.08.pdf
- Ordinance No. 298 - Amending Chapter 86, 85.08, 88.pdf
- Ordinance No. 302 - Amending Chapter 80.pdf
- Ordinance No. 304 - Amending Chapter 85.08, 91, 92, 93.pdf