Annexation, Discontinuance and Land Planning

Mediating community boundary changes

The City Development Board reviews cities’ requests for boundary changes, approves and denies requests, and maintains records on city development actions.

The board also:

  • Addresses islands of unincorporated land and unincorporated secondary roads adjacent to city boundaries
  • Provides land use planning assistance for sustainable community growth

There are five types of processes to understand when considering an annexation (detailed information available in the resources section):

  • Voluntary Annexation not in an Urbanized Area
  • Voluntary Annexation in an Urbanized Area
  • Voluntary Annexation (80/20) not in an Urbanized Area including Land without the Consent of the Owner
  • Voluntary Annexation (80/20) in an Urbanized Area including Land without the Consent of the Owner
  • Involuntary Annexation

Board meeting information and minutes

Program Contact(s)

Matt Rasmussen
515.725.3126
cdb@iowaeda.com

 

 

 
Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 1.515.725.3000
email: info@iowaeda.com

Questions?
Drop Us a Line.

Stay Informed.
Sign Up to Receive Updates.
Emails highlighting economic development news, program updates and upcoming events.