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Planning and Community Services
What We Do
  • Many of the Planning Division activities require close coordination with the Inspection Services Division and the Engineering Division.
  • Prepare long range development plans for the city, including development of a comprehensive plan and land use maps, and also administer and enforce the city's zoning ordinance.
  • Review all building permit applications within the city to insure that new construction or building renovations comply with zoning regulations which control such issues as building setbacks, on-site parking, signage and floodplain regulations.
  • Work closely with the City Planning and Zoning Commission on a variety of issues such as long range planning, property rezoning, subdivision plats, and other planning and development issues. Manage the Cedar Falls Board of Adjustment, which considers variance applications from individuals who are seeking relief from zoning ordinance regulations.
  • Assemble land and financial packages working with federal, state and local resources with the intent of retaining and creating new jobs and businesses in Cedar Falls.
  • As a federally designated Entitlement City, annual Block Grant funding is received and disbursed throughout the community for eligible activities. Click here to view the Fiscal Year 2017 Community Development Block Grant Plan.


  • City Planner
  • Two Assistant Planners
  • Economic Development Planner
  • City Code Enforcement Officer

Code Enforcement Officer
The City Code Enforcement Officer works within the Planning Division with principal enforcement efforts focusing on nuisance code enforcement, building maintenance codes, zoning code enforcement, and other miscellaneous code enforcement matters. The Code Enforcement Officer also assists other city departments with enforcement issues as they arise.

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Bob Seymour
   Bob Seymour

   Interim Planning &
   Community Services
   Division Manger

   220 Clay St.
   Cedar Falls, IA 50613

   Ph: (319) 273-8600
   Fx: (319) 273-8610

   Monday - Friday
   8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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