The Scott County Planning Department is here to serve you. The department is legally responsible for planning and zoning in all eleven townships within the County. The Department works collaboratively with the townships officials (local road authorities) in making decisions and guiding development. Each of the seven cities in the County is legally responsible for their own planning and zoning. However, given the complexity of extraterritorial issues and rapid growth, the County and Cities cooperate on many growth management issues.
Planning Department’s responsibilities in the townships include:
Disseminating information such as land subdivisions, permitted uses, building setbacks (from roads, lakes, property lines), home-based business operation rules, number of animals allowed on a property; etc.