Board of Adjustment

The Dallas County Board of Adjustment is a five-member board whose members are appointed by the Dallas County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body given the authority under the Code of Iowa to make special exceptions to the Dallas County Zoning Ordinance. The Board of Adjustment also reviews and approves or denies conditional use permits, approves or denies variance requests, and hears appeals and petitions of any property owner aggrieved by the decisions of the Director of Planning and Development.

The current members of the Board of Adjustment are:

  • Marilyn Gliem 
  • Scott Pope
  • Karen Smith
  • John Baker
  • John Bunz

The Board of Adjustment meets on demand. Please contact the Department of Planning and Development at 515-993-5819 for information on the next scheduled meeting of the Board of Adjustment.

Forms and Documents

Click here to find forms and documents for viewing, downloading, and printing.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Dallas County Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Open Forum for Public Participation and Comment

The Department of Planning and Development is hosting a Comprehensive Plan Workshop. The proposed update of the Dallas County Comprehensive Plan will be available for the public to view, discuss, comment or ask questions of department staff. The intent is to have an open forum, without any formal presentation, and allow public input on the plan. The plan's primary focus is on future and current land use, transportation, conservation and development. For additional information, please call 515-993-5819 or click here.
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