Zoning in the City of Humboldt


City Hall 

City of Humboldt • 29 5th St S • Humboldt, IA 50548
Phone: (515) 332-3435 • Fax: (515) 332-1453


The City of Humboldt's Zoning Map and Utilities Map are below.  Click on the image to see a larger version.


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Humboldt Zoning Map               Humboldt Utilities Map


Click here to see the chapter of Humboldt's City Code specific to Zoning Regulations.

If you need a building permit, please click here to download one.   
Please note that this permit is specific to the City of Humboldt.  If you are outside of City Limits, you will need to contact the County.

If you need a sign permit application, please click here.

Feel free to call City Hall at 332-3435 with any questions.

The Planning and Zoning Commission sets up the Comprehensive Plan for future use of land within the City limits.  This is the policy statement that is then turned into the Zoning Ordinance, which is the law.  Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission are appointed for 6 year terms by the Humboldt City Council.  The duties of the Commission are set out in Chapter 23 of the Humboldt City Code.

Planning & Zoning Commission
Name  Term  Term Ending 
 Frank Rathke  6 Years  December 31, 2018
 Cory Matson  6 Years  December 31, 2021
 Jim Mertz  6 Years  December 31, 2020
 Madelyn Riles  6 Years  December 31, 2019
 Scott Curran  6 Years  December 31, 2021
 Amy Donahe  6 Years  December 31, 2020
Jim Arndt  6 Years  December 31, 2019
Alan Blanchard  6 Years  December 31, 2019
 Vouth Varangkounh  6 Years  December 31, 2020

The Zoning Board of Adjustment takes into consideration appeals of the decisions of the Zoning Administrator, special and/or conditional uses of property, and variances from the Zoning Ordinance.  Members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are appointed for 5 year terms by the Mayor of Humboldt, subject to confirmation by the City Council.  The duties of the Zoning Board are set out in Chapter 165.17 of the City Code.

   Zoning Board of Adjustment
Name  Term  Term Ending 
Brian Skow  5 Years  December 31, 2020
 Jim Hassett
 5 Years  December 31, 2017
 Jim Mertz  5 Years  December 31, 2018
 Bill Hansen  5 Years  December 31, 2020
 Duane Wergeland  5 Years  December 31, 2016



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