County Planning & Court House Annex
223 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday

Phone Numbers

Office: 712.328.5792
Building Inspection Requests: 712.328.5847
Fax: 712.328.4731


In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pottawattamie County Planning Department has adopted the following temporary measures. Pottawattamie County Planning Department has outlined the following guidance (please click on the link below) to assist owners, builders and developers in limiting interactions in the field during this time.

The Planning Department is still requiring all construction and building permits and inspections as usual. Inspections will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine the best course of action depending on health and safety issues.

COVID-19 Inspection Guidelines Link


The Office of Planning and Development is located in the Courthouse Annex, which is the lighter colored brick structure immediately north of the County Courthouse. Our Office is on the first floor of the building, south entrance.

Click here to view Pottawattamie CountyPlanning Department Public Hearings 

Responsibilities of Planning and Development:

The Recycling Center is located at 41911 Industrial Drive, Oakland, Iowa 51560

 (Hwy 59 approximately 1 mile north of OSI)

Recycling Center Telephone Numbers:
Office: 712.741.5594

Please forward mail directly to the Office of Planning & Development

Recycling Center Hours of Operation
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. – Tuesday though Saturday.

Closed Sunday and Monday.  Closed on following days in observance of holidays also:

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Wednesday, January 1, 2020


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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.