Building Departments in Marion, Iowa

There are 2 Building Departments in Marion, Iowa, serving a population of 38,014 people in an area of 17 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 19,007 people, and 1 Building Department per 8 square miles.

In Iowa, Marion is ranked 42nd of 1056 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 27th of 1056 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Marion Building Departments

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

Marion City Building Department 1225 6th Avenue Marion, IA

Marion Planning Department 1225 6th Avenue Marion, IA

About the Marion Building Department

Building Departments in Marion, 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 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, Iowa building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Marion building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Marion, IA zoning laws and requirements

Marion Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Marion 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 Residential Housing Units
 MarionLinn County
Total Housing Units16,82196,473
Occupied Housing Units15,805 (94.0%)89,807 (93.1%)
Marion Occupied Residential Buildings
 MarionLinn County
Single-Family Detached Homes10,055 (63.6%)62,053 (69.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,622 (10.3%)4,681 (5.2%)
2 Apartments106 (0.7%)1,141 (1.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments804 (5.1%)4,072 (4.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments745 (4.7%)3,927 (4.4%)
10 or More Apartments1,327 (8.4%)10,100 (11.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,146 (7.3%)3,833 (4.3%)
Marion Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 MarionLinn County
2014 or Later460 (2.9%)1,909 (2.1%)
2010 to 2013687 (4.3%)3,570 (4.0%)
2000 to 20094,160 (26.3%)13,807 (15.4%)
1980 to 19994,095 (25.9%)20,577 (22.9%)
1960 to 19794,000 (25.3%)24,616 (27.4%)
1940 to 19591,577 (1,577.0%)13,131 (13,131.0%)
1939 or Earlier826 (5.2%)12,197 (13.6%)
Marion Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 MarionLinn County
1 Room138 (0.9%)1,062 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms10,152 (64.2%)58,158 (64.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms4,679 (29.6%)27,962 (31.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms4,857 (30.7%)27,144 (30.2%)
8 or More Rooms4,939 (31.2%)25,688 (28.6%)
Marion Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 MarionLinn County
No Bedroom149 (0.9%)1,187 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom1,154 (7.3%)7,730 (8.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms10,152 (64.2%)58,158 (64.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms4,350 (27.5%)22,732 (25.3%)
Marion Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 MarionLinn County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities15,798 (100.0%)89,663 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities15,742 (99.6%)89,173 (99.3%)