Planning & Zoning Commission

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The Planning & Zoning Commission reviews:

  • Rezoning requests
  • Subdivisions
  • Driveways
  • Street vacation requests
  • Proposed changes to the County's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Ordinance


  • Makes recommendations to Board of Supervisors
  • Comprised of 5 citizen appointees
  • Members appointed by Board of Supervisors
  • The Board of Supervisors have the final decision on all matters reviewed
  • All recommendations guided by County Comprehensive Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Planning & Zoning Commission 2019 Meeting Dates

Meeting Date Filing Deadline
Thursday, January 3, 2019 Thursday, December 6, 2017
Thursday, February 7, 2019 Thursday, January 10, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019 Thursday, February 7, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019 Thursday, March 7, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019 Thursday, April 4, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019 Thursday, May 9, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Thursday, June 13, 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019 Thursday, July 4, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019 Thursday, August 8, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Thursday, September 5, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019 Thursday, October 10, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019 Thursday, November 1, 2019
Thursday, January 2, 2020 Thursday, December 5, 2019

*Meeting dates are subject to change, rescheduling, or cancellation at the Board’s discretion

Cases & Agendas

We will attempt to make meeting agendas and staff reports available online at least 1 week before the next scheduled meeting.  Please contact us directly if you have any questions about a specific case.

*Public records are being made available online as a courtesy and is not required by state law.

Commission Members

Member Name Term
James McGowan Five Year Term, Expires 12/31/2018
Kenneth W. Smith Five Year Term, Expires 12/31/2019
Marilee Jones Five Year Term, Expires 12/31/2020
Jon Caspers Five Year Term, Expires 12/31/2017
Angie Pippert Five Year Term, Expires 12/31/2021

Rezonings and Subdivisions

Anytime you plan to split or redraw property lines, it may trigger a subdivision under state or county law. Before you change any property lines, please contact us to discuss your plans. We will guide you through the requirements of your specific situation.

Street Vacations

If you would like to request a street or alley vacation for the County to vacate a publicly accessed right-of-way, please contact us. We can discuss the process with you.

Contact Us

Cerro Gordo County Courthouse
220 N Washington Avenue
Mason City, IA, 50401

Phone: (641) 421-3075
Fax: (641) 421-3088

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8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday thru Friday
Closed Weekends

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