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City Planning & Zoning

The City Planning Department is responsible for serving the Board of Zoning Appeals and Plan Commission, and reporting to the Mayor, City Council and other City organizations. All Improvement Location Permits (ILPs), Sign Permits, Changes of Use, Planned Unit Developments, Subdivision, Variances and Rezones originate in this office.

Most Requested Planning Links:

Zoning Resources

Comprehensive Plan


We maintain all maps of the City:

  • Zoning Maps
  • Maps for Police and Fire
  • Maps of Wireless Internet coverage
  • Parks and Trails
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Development Maps: CReED, TIF, etc.
  • Aerials of Marion

We review development plans for all new or existing construction:

  • Improve Location Permits (ILPs)
  • Check compliance with all District Requirements
  • Setback and Building Height
  • Parking
  • Signage
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting
  • Stormwater & Erosion Control
  • Cell Towers

Other responsibilities:

  • Sign Permits
  • Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)
  • Subdivisions
  • Assign Addresses and Street Names
  • Provides support to City Council, Department of Development, and the Mayor when necessary
  • Provides Staff report and support to Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals

Common Forms (see attachments):

Residential ILP Form (Updated 6.19.17)132.45 KB

Codes and Ordianaces

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