Rezoning Process

Click here: Rezoning Application Packet

1.    Application Packet. Be sure to complete and submit all required materials

that are part of this Application Packet.  Failure to do so will result in a delay in processing your application.                                    

The "Application Packet" for Rezoning includes the following:

  • Application Form (This form must be completed for all applications.);

  • Checklist (Use this checklist to assure that you have included all of the required      information with your application materials); and,

2.      The Process. The rezoning process initiative by a property owner involves the following steps:

Whenever the owner or owners of 50 percent or more of the area of the lots in any district or part thereof desire amendment, supplement, or change in any of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance applicable to such area, they may file an application with the City Clerk requesting City Council to make such amendment, supplement or change.

Applicants are encouraged to meet with city staff prior to submitting an application for rezoning to determine conformance of the request with the Comprehensive Plan.

Submit the completed application packet to the City Clerk on or before 9:00 a.m. at least 15 days prior to a regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Notice of the proposed change to the Zoning Map will be mailed by the City of Bondurant to the owners of property located within 200 feet of the boundaries of the area proposed for rezoning. (Applicant to provide names and addresses of property owners within this radius. See Attachment C.)

City staff will analyze the rezoning request in relation to the City's Comprehensive Plan and other applicable plans, policies, ordinances, and resources.

The Planning and Zoning Commission shall conduct a public hearing and file its recommendations approving, disapproving, or modifying the proposed amendment, supplement, or change with the City Council within 90 days thereafter, unless time extensions are specifically requested by the applicant.

Notice of a Zoning Map change shall be made by mail, publication, and posting and at least 7 days notice must be given. Without extenuating circumstances, the public hearing will not be held any earlier than the next regularly?scheduled City Council meeting following the notice. If a special council meeting is requested, the applicant may be required to reimburse the meeting fee paid for Council Members in attendance, pursuant to City Code Ch. 17.06.

The City Council conducts a public hearing on the rezoning request.

The City Council then considers an ordinance that makes the zoning change.

In order for the rezoning to take effect, the Council must approve the rezoning at three separate readings. One or more of the readings may be held during the same meeting as the public hearing. The City Council may also choose to conduct second and third readings of the ordinance at subsequent City Council meetings.

The City Council may impose reasonable conditions on map amendments in accordance with Iowa Code Section 414.5.

3.      Commission and Council Meetings. The City Council regularly meets on the first      and third Mondays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers; however please check with the City Clerk to ensure meeting dates as they can change due to holidays or council member schedules that can occasionally affect quorum.

The Commission regularly meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

4.      Filing Deadline. The deadline to file an application for Rezoning is Monday at 9:00 a.m., 15 days prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. All required information and materials must be filed with the

City Clerk,

City Hall

200 2nd Street NE

Bondurant, Iowa 50035

5Vote Required When the Amendment is Protested. Written protest by the owners of 20% or more of the property by area within the proposed zoning area or by the owners of 20% or more of the property by area within 200 feet of the proposed rezoning area will require the favorable vote of at least three?quarters (3/4) of all members of the City Council.

6Renewal of the Petition After Denial. When a rezoning petition has been denied by the City Council, such petition cannot be renewed for one year thereafter unless it is signed by at least 50% of the property owners who previously objected to the change. This provision, however, shall not prevent City Council from acting on its own initiative in any case or at any time.


City Hall

200 2nd Street NE

Phone: 515.967.2418

FAX: 515.967.5732