The term 'Zoning' refers to the classification of
land into districts for the purpose of regulating the use of land and
placement and size of buildings.
The Zoning Department is guided by the Marion County Land Development
Code (LDC). Zoning regulations consist of a county-commission approved
zoning map showing the boundaries of a particular district with text
describing the approved uses for that land.
The Growth Management Bureau's Zoning Department regulates the
location, height and size of buildings and structures on Marion County
property. The department enforces zoning regulations in order to protect
the health, safety and well-being of all who live and work in Marion
The Zoning Department is also responsible for maintaining the County's
standards and statutes in relation to what percentage of a lot or tract
may be built upon or occupied. We also check that all zoning requests
conform to LDC requirements for the areas population density limit, the
location of residential, industrial, recreation and commercial
structures, and how unincorporated areas of Marion County shall be
The Zoning / Development Review Department evaluates and examines all
new building permit applications submitted to the Building Department.
This is done to ensure that all new structures (residential and
commercial) abide by the Marion County Land Development Code.
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