Clayton County, Iowa

Health and Zoning

Janet Ott

Location: County Office Building

County Sanitarian-

The Public Health Sanitarian is a registered Sanitarian with special training in environmental health. The Sanitarian is responsible to the County Board of Health and receives consultation from the Iowa Department of Health and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

  • Enforce Section 567 "Onsite Waste Disposal Systems"

  • Enforce Chapter 38 "Private Water Well Construction" and issue permits

  • Enforce Chapter 39 "Requirements for Properly Plugging Abandoned Wells"

  • Enforce Chapter 49 "Non-Public Water Wells"

  • Enforce Chapter 69 "Onsite Wastewater Treatment & Disposal Systems

  • Act as an environmental advisor for other circumstances that would affect public health

  • Advisory and educational services

Zoning Administrator-

The administrator is the executive officer of the zoning process. It is their duty to enforce the county comprehensive zoning ordinance by checking proposed construction or uses for compliance, and to take appropriate action against who violate the ordinance. They\'re responsible to the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment. All persons proposing construction, re-construction, alteration, use of or change of use, should first contact the Zoning Administrator to determine the application of the ordinance to their proposals.

  • Enforce the county's comprehensive zoning ordinance
  • Enforce the county's flood plain ordinance
  • Executive officer for Planning & Zoning Commission

  • Executive officer for Board of Adjustment

  • Issue building permits

  • Schedule meetings of Planning & Zoning Commission & Board of Adjustment

Contact Information

Health and Zoning Fees

Building permits are required for all construction in the county unless it is directly related to a farming operation.  Farms are defined as 40 acres or more with the typical farming practices.  If there is a question as to whether a permit is required please call the Health and Zoning Office at 245-2451.

Well Permit Application

Click the link below to download the file:

Clayton County Well Permit Application

Sign Permit Application


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Clayton County Sign Permit Application 

Zoning Classification Change Application


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Clayton County Zoning Classification Change Application 

Zoning Board of Adjustment Appeal Application


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Clayton County Zoning Board of Adjustment Appeal Application 

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