Zoning permits (the last two pages of this PDF is for the Board of Adjustment, you do not need to fill out the last two pages unless you need a variance) . Zoning permits are required for items such as decks, patios, pergolas, sheds, relocated houses, new houses, fences, egress windows, new construction, additions. Permits generally not required for roofing an interior work (except permits are required for egress windows). Sheldon does not have building inspections, the state codes are required to be followed. If you have a question, it’s please call 712.324.4651 and ask for Sam or Todd. 

Note: Burn Permits and Peddler (transient merchant) permits are also required. Please call 712.324.4651 and ask for Sam for details on an in-town burn permit or a peddler permit.

Zoning Ordinance (updated December 2, 2020). Note: A codification error in Article X – Commercial Residential was discovered and corrected on March 29, 2021).

Zoning Map (updated January 5, 2022)

Subdivision Ordinance (adopted March 3, 2010)

City Code of Ordinances (adopted 1998 and last updated in 2019). A new code is in the process of being reviewed, and implementation is anticipated sometime in 2021 or 2022.

Sign Permit Application (updated October 2021)

Zoning permit fees (updated May 19, 2021)

Sheldon Annexation Plan:

Sheldon Future Land Use Map:

Sheldon 2 Mile Area Map:

Sheldon Existing Land Use Map: