Community Development

The City reviews all annexation requests to ensure the land being annexed meets the City's goals for growth, no county islands are created, and public services are available to the area.  The State allows non-voluntary annexations to take place if 80% of the land being annexed is voluntary.  All territory annexed into the City of Cedar Rapids is assigned a zone district classification within ninety (90) days afterannexation. Annexations are approved by the City and the State.

Applications can be submitted to the Community Development Department at any time. 

Contact Information
Joe Mailander
Development Services Manager 
City Services Center 
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: (319) 286-5822

Related Links
Zoning Ordinance - Chapter 32
Subdivision Ordinance - Chapter 31
Metro Area Design Standards
Economic Development Services
Building Services Division
Neighborhood Development Corporation
City Planning Commission

Application Materials
Application for Voluntary Annexation
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