Board of Adjustment


  • Morning
  • 1st Friday of every month
  • County Administration Building
    414 E. 3rd St.
    Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Room
    Muscatine, IA 52761

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are prepared prior to the meeting, minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | All Agendas


  • Janelle Spies - Chairperson
  • Tom Harper 
  • Carol Schlueter 
  • Emily Geertz - Vice Chairperson
  • Charles Clark

Contact Person

Eric Furnas
Muscatine County Planning & Zoning Administrator
3610 Park Avenue West
Muscatine, IA 52761
Ph: 563.263.0482

Board Powers

In summary, Chapter 335.15 of the Code of Iowa states that the Board of Adjustment has the following powers:
  • To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of this chapter
  • To hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of the ordinance
  • To authorize upon appeals which are not contrary to the public interest, will not result in unnecessary hardship and that the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done

Board of Adjustment Ordinance