Marion County Planning Division
The Planning Division is responsible for administering the County Comprehensive Plan and implementing land use regulations for all unincorporated areas of the County. Staff assist the Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission and Hearings Officers with review of land use regulations. This office also processes a variety of land use applications and coordinates County land use policy with cities, other counties, and state agencies.
Our goal in maintaining this website is to facilitate access to information which is specific to the Marion County land use and zoning process. Although every effort is made to keep all information current, please contact the office for confirmation of all information before taking action.Please note - due to limited staffing, Planning Division office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.News!! The Marion County Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance #1357, the Marion County Backyard Chicken Ordinance, on August 12, 2015. The effective date is November 10, 2015. Ordinance #1357 establishes regulations for the keeping of chickens on residentially zoned property located in the urban growth boundary areas of Marion County.News!! The Marion County Planning Division has an opening on the Planning Commission. For more information, click here.