Harvey County is a zoned county. Building permits are required for all new development in the unincorporated area of the county. The zoning districts include:
  • A-1, Agricultural
  • R-S, Rural Single Family
  • RDS, Rural Development and Service
  • IDS, Industrial Development and Service


The largest zoning district in the county is the Agricultural district and in this zoning district a parcel must contain at least a quarter of a quarter section or approximately 40 acres to be eligible for a single family residential building permit.  The Harvey County Unified Development Code adopted in 2002 requires at a minimum a parcel of land contain a quarter of a quarter section to be eligible for a single family residence.

  • Conditional Use Permit  -  $300 ($307.50 paid with credit card)
  • Variance - $300 ($307.50 paid with credit card)
  • Rezoning - $300 ($307.50 paid with credit card)
  • Land Split Off - $300 ($307.50 paid with credit card)

All fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card. There is a 2.5% processing fee for all payments made by credit card.