Marion County Zoning is
responsible for building permits in the unincorporated areas of Marion County
excluding certain areas in the Two Mile Extra Territorial area around Pella. All
permanent structures in Marion County require a building permit.
Marion County is a zoned county and does have zoning regulations. The Marion
County Zoning Ordinance is available in the Marion County Zoning Office.
HERE to access some of the Marion County Ordinances administered by the
Marion County Zoning Department.
Notice of Public Hearing of the Marion County Board of
Click here for additional information
The Marion County Zoning office will be closed from
February 21, 2020 thru March 02, 2020.
To apply for a
building permit during this time period please go to our online permitting
application on the
Marion County Beacon web site.
For questions in regard to
Land Divisions please contact the Marion County Auditor's Real Estate office.
Marion County Iowa - Comprehensive Land Use Plan - Adopted 11-12-2013
The Marion County Zoning Department operates in conjunction with
two (2) boards; the Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.
Click here for a list of the current board members and their terms.
Zoning - Board of Adjustment Duties
Notice to Marion County Residents
Ordinance 55.19 - Junk/Unlicensed Vehicles
Ordinance 55.32 - When Building Permits Are Required
Click on the Permit Requirements link above for additional information and
useful contact information.
ONLINE BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION AVAILABLE
Marion County Building Permit Application
the link above to access the Marion County Building Permit Application
web site. Upon entering the web site the first action required is to create a
User account with a User Name and User Password. Keep a record of the User Name
and Password as they will be used each time you access the web site. Online
payment of permit fees is available.
If you have any questions
you may contact the Zoning Administrator by the email link listed on the
right-hand side of this page.
Applications for Building Permits
may still be made in person at the Zoning Department on the 1st floor of the
Courthouse. There is also a paper application form and instructions available on
Zoning Forms page.
Marion County is only
responsible for building permits in the Townships, not within incorporated city
limits. Access the incorporated cities building permit applications by clicking
on the links listed below.
Pella City Building Permit Application
Knoxville City Building Permit Application
Pleasantville City Building Permit Information
Copies of the new Chapter 55 Zoning Regulations and Chapter 56 Land Division and
Subdivision Regulations can be obtained from the Zoning Forms page.
Information About Electrical Work and Permits
Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program Information
Electrical Permit Rules for Homeowners and Farmers
Contact for Additional Electrical Questions
New State Electrical Installation Inspections and Fees
Starting in January of 2008
state law required the licensure of all electricians providing electrical
installations in the State of Iowa. Commencing on March 1, 2009, all new
electrical installations in the State of Iowa will be subject to inspection.
Click here to read the announcement document and get further details.
All requests for electrical permits, fee payment, and requests for inspections
must be made with the Iowa Electrical Examining Board.
Click here to visit
the Iowa Electrical Examining Board website.
Home Occupations in Residental and Agricultural Zoned Areas
Copy of Ordinance Chapter 55.17 and 55.18
Melissa Poffenbarger is a member of Iowa County Zoning Officials Organization