Marion County Iowa

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.


  Marion County, Iowa - Zoning

Forms     -     Zoning Ordinances

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. Click HERE to access some of the Marion County Ordinances administered by the Marion County Zoning Department.


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


ONLINE BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION AVAILABLE

Marion County Building Permit Application

Click on 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 the Zoning Forms page.

Marion County is only responsible for building permits in the Townships, not within incorporated city limits. Access the Knoxville City Online Building Permit application by clicking on the link listed below.

Knoxville City Online Building Permit Application


Marion County Iowa - Comprehensive Land Use Plan - Adopted 11-12-2013


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

FAQ - 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 (COZO).

Department Head Name:
Melissa Poffenbarger
mpoffenbarger@co.marion.ia.us


Address of Zoning office:
214 E Main Street, Suite 2
Courthouse
Knoxville Iowa 50138


Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Usually open during lunch hours but call ahead to verify


Office Phone Number:

(641) 828-2231 Option 7

Cell Phone Number:
(641) 218-0243

FAX Number:
(641) 828-2042


Employees in Zoning Office:
Assistant Zoning Administrator


Inspector


Zoning Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Planning and Zoning office



Zoning Links:

Iowa Department of Public Health - Bureau of Environmental Health Services

Iowa Department of Public Safety - Electical Licensing and Inspection Program

Iowa Electrical Examining Board

Other Related Links:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Marion County Iowa Zoning Frequently Asked Questions
 
             

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