Planning & Zoning

Audubon County Planning & Zoning
2147 Highway 71
Audubon, IA 50025
Phone: 712-563-4286
Fax: 712-563-2056

Zoning Administrator: Mitchel J Rydl P.E.

Office responsibilities:
The Audubon County Planning and Zoning Department administers and enforces the Audubon County Comprehensive Plan and the Audubon County Zoning Ordinance for unincorporated Audubon County.


Audubon County Board of Adjustment Meeting Agenda 10-26-2023

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda 1-4-2024

Planning & Zoning Commission Public hearing Notice 1-4-2024


Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes 2-22-2023

Board of Adjustment Minutes 8-4-22

Documents available for viewing or download:


Audubon County Zoning Ordinance 

Audubon County Zoning Map 

Construction/Changed Use Permit Fees         
Resolution for Changed Use Permit Fees

Construction/Changed Use Permit Application

Attention:  Payment For Permits

     Payment MUST be made prior to receipt of an approved permit.  Permits may be submitted via email at or dropped off at the Audubon County Engineer’s office located at 2147 Highway 71, Audubon, IA or mailed to this address.

For construction/change use permits, NO improvements/construction shall take place prior to permit approval.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to review the county ordinance and maps prior to submitting the application to be aware of all setbacks and guidelines. A map of the land where the construction will take place MUST be included with the application with an outline/indication where the proposed construction will be located.  These can be obtained/printed from

Contact information for the person submitting the permit, including email and phone number need to be included on the permit.  You will be notified when the permit is ready to be approved, the total cost, and any other necessary details.  Payment can be made with a credit card (including the 2.25% charge) via the phone or a check can be dropped off at the Engineer’s office or mailed to that address.  Once payment has been received and processed, the approved permit will be emailed (preferred method) or a copy can be picked up at the Engineer’s office. 

Thank You

Audubon County Comprehensive Plan 2022

Chapter 1-3 Introduction/History/Population 

Chapter 4 Housing

Chapter 5 Parks and Culture

Chapter 6 Transportation

Chapter 7 Infrastructure

Chapter 8 Community Facilities

Chapter 9 Intergovernmental Collaboration

Chapter 10 Economic Development

Chapter 11 Hazards

Chapter 12 Land Use

Chapter 13 Implementation

Appendix A SWOT Analysis

Appendix B Community Survey