Before proceeding to individual applications please review the 2017 Application Deadline / Meeting Schedule as well as the Application Fee Schedule, to ensure proper meeting times and application payments are made at the time of submission.
Instructions and Applications:
PLEASE NOTE: The City of Marion is implementing new software that will go into effect in July. As a result, the process for obtaining permits and licenses may change. Fees may also change due to an updated interpretation of Marion code and/or changing fee structures. Thank you for your patience during this transition.
Subdivision and zoning regulations are complex and copies of Ordinances should only be used as a reference or for initial planning. We recommend contacting the Planning and Development Department to discuss requirements and options regarding a property before making firm plans or decisions. It may be necessary to schedule an appointment for a pre-application meeting to discuss large or complex projects.
Staff assistance is recommended because there are circumstances where regulations may overlap or take precedents over others (such as “grandfathering”), conditions of rezoning may exist in certain areas, easements need to be identified, or a special district may exist (such as a historic district).
If the zoning classification of a property does not allow a desired use or proposed development, plans will need to be altered or a rezoning request may be submitted. In some situations a zoning variance request may be the way to proceed forward with a project.
Investment decisions based on misinterpretations of the Subdivision / Zoning Code or on the assumption that City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission or the Zoning Board of Adjustment may approve a rezoning or variance request may result in unnecessary expenses and ownership of property no longer desired.
We are located on second floor of City Hall, 1225 6th Avenue; our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff is available in person, by phone (319) 743-6320, or by email.