Building Departments in Marion County, Iowa

There are 2 Building Departments in Marion County, Iowa, serving a population of 33,127 people in an area of 555 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 16,563 people, and 1 Building Department per 277 square miles.

In Iowa, Marion County is ranked 18th of 99 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 8th of 99 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Marion County Building Departments

Find Marion County, Iowa building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Knoxville Zoning 305 S 3rd St Knoxville, IA

Marion County Zoning 214 East Main Street Knoxville, IA

About the Marion County Building Department

Building Departments in Marion County, IA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Marion County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Marion County, Iowa building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Marion County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Marion County, IA zoning laws and requirements

Marion County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Marion County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Marion County Residential Housing Units
 Marion CountyIowa
Total Housing Units14,1671,386,722
Occupied Housing Units13,314 (94.0%)1,256,855 (90.6%)
Marion County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Marion CountyIowa
Single-Family Detached Homes10,183 (76.5%)936,515 (74.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes327 (2.5%)51,615 (4.1%)
2 Apartments325 (2.4%)26,009 (2.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments317 (2.4%)40,360 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments493 (3.7%)43,379 (3.5%)
10 or More Apartments1,042 (7.8%)115,549 (9.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing627 (4.7%)43,428 (3.5%)
Marion County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Marion CountyIowa
2014 or Later191 (1.4%)20,326 (1.6%)
2010 to 2013238 (1.8%)38,328 (3.0%)
2000 to 20091,607 (12.1%)146,540 (11.7%)
1980 to 19992,748 (20.6%)230,871 (18.4%)
1960 to 19793,745 (28.1%)317,879 (25.3%)
1940 to 19591,823 (1,823.0%)195,266 (195,266.0%)
1939 or Earlier2,962 (22.2%)307,645 (24.5%)
Marion County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Marion CountyIowa
1 Room125 (0.9%)14,203 (1.1%)
2 or 3 Rooms9,280 (69.7%)830,419 (66.1%)
4 or 5 Rooms4,474 (33.6%)396,506 (31.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms4,110 (30.9%)387,800 (30.9%)
8 or More Rooms3,406 (25.6%)346,039 (27.5%)
Marion County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Marion CountyIowa
No Bedroom135 (1.0%)16,239 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom1,095 (8.2%)108,716 (8.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms9,280 (69.7%)830,419 (66.1%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,804 (21.1%)301,481 (24.0%)
Marion County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Marion CountyIowa
With Complete Plumbing Facilities13,286 (99.8%)1,253,328 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities13,173 (98.9%)1,245,359 (99.1%)