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[IowaAPA] Development Fees


Laura Carstens

The City of Dubuque is considering an increase in our development fees. Before recommending any increases, we would like to know what other Iowa cities and counties are charging for these services. We are interested in fees for rezonings, planned unit developments, subdivisions, site plans/ site developments, variances, conditional uses, appeals, temporary uses, etc. If fees are posted on a city or county website, please direct us to that link.

In addition, the City of Dubuque is interested to learn if any Iowa cities or counties have a self-supporting guideline for fees and other revenue for their planning and zoning departments. For example, in Dubuque our self-support guideline from development fees is 12% of the development services budget.

We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.


Laura Carstens
Planning Services Manager
50 W. 13th Street
Dubuque IA 52001
Phone: 563-589-4210
Fax: 563-589-4221
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