Board of Adjustment

Board of Adjustment Duties

The Clinton County Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board made up of five citizens appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, with the majority residing in the unincorporated area of the county.  Members serve 5 year terms.  The Board hears and makes the final decision of Appeals, which are questions between an applicant and the zoning administrator as to the proper interpretation of the zoning ordinance.  They also decide on applications for Special Exceptions as specifically provided in the Zoning Ordinance.  The Board also may authorize Variances in the application of the Ordinance where there are unusual circumstances that would otherwise result in unnecessary hardship (physical, not economic) to a particular parcel of land if the Ordinance is literally enforced, and the variance would not be contrary to the public interest.  

The Board of Adjustment usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  The Board will meet only if applications have been submitted for Board action.  Call the Planning and Zoning office, (563) 659-8149, prior to a scheduled meeting to verify the time and location of the meeting or check the agenda for the next meeting.

Forms and complete requirements for applications to the Board of Adjustment are available in the office of the Zoning Administrator.  Complete applications are due at least 20 days prior to the date of the Public Hearing.


Board of Adjustment Members



Term Expires

Dale Meier
1959 Hwy 61
DeWitt, IA 52742


Earl Burken
4145 Hwy 136
Clinton, IA 52732


Fred Thiede
305 13th Ave
DeWitt, IA 52742


John Tuthill
2996 267th Street
DeWitt, IA 52742