Sioux City Zoning and Sign Code

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The City of Sioux City has completed a process to rewrite our zoning and sign ordinances. These ordinances are quite dated (originally adopted in 1976) and thus, are currently insufficient to help us achieve the community envisioned by our Comprehensive Plan, which is entitled, “My Home, Our Neighborhood, Everybody’s Hometown”. It is our intent to use the new Zoning and Sign Code to implement the policies and visions of the Comprehensive Plan; to ensure that it reflects the latest state statutes, to provide for quality infill and redevelopment projects, to conserve the character and integrity of our established neighborhoods, to cross-reference other development-related ordinances, to ensure fair and timely development approvals procedures; and to improve its organization, understanding, and ease of use.

Adoption of a new Zoning and Sign Code sets the stage for protecting and enhancing the visual appearance and character of our community, while at the same time, providing new and better regulations that better address our needs and those who are developing and redeveloping in Sioux City. The Code is available online using the latest technology to make it more accessible, user-friendly, graphical, and easy to use.

The City of Sioux City hired a national planning consultant, Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC), to develop the Zoning and Sign Code. Click below to view the full Sioux City Zoning and Sign Code online. The online version has features not available in the PDF version such as quick tables, hyperlinks, and pop-up definitions. Also refer to the information sheets in the attachments on the requirements for design standards, landscaping, and residential accessory structures.

With the new code also comes an Official Zoning Map for the City. A high resolution version of the Zoning Map is available in the attachments below. A interactive map is also availble on Beacon at the link below to search for an address and view information on the zoning district. Simply check the box on the left hand side for Sioux City Zoning.

Zoning District Overviews



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