Building Permits and Zoning

Marion County Zoning:

Marion County Zoning is responsible for building permits in the unincorporated areas of Marion County, excluding certain areas in the two-mile extra-territorial area around Pella.  All permanent structures in Marion County require a building permit.  Marion County is a zoned county and does have zoning regulations.  The Marion County Zoning Ordinance is available in the Marion County Zoning Office in addition to the county comprehensive plan.

Department Contact:
Melissa Poffenbarger
Email
www.co.marion.ia.us 
214 East Main Street, Suite 2, Knoxville, Iowa 50138
641.828.2231, option 7 (O)
641.218.0143 (Cell)
641.828.2042 (FAX)

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


City of Pella Planning & Zoning:

The Planning and Zoning Department promotes the quality of life and the preservation of the distinctive Dutch heritage of Pella.  This is accomplished by the handling of new development requests to assure that growth is consistent with the city's comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance and subdivision ordinances.  The department also oversees sign and design permits, residential, commercial and industrial building permits and code enforcement.

Department Contact:
Bryce Johnson
Email
www.cityofpella.com
825 Broadway Street, Lower Level, Pella, Iowa 50219
641.628.0043

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

City of Knoxville Planning & Zoning:

The Planning and Zoning Department promotes the quality of life and the preservation of the distinctive Dutch heritage of Pella.  This is accomplished by the handling of new development requests to assure that growth is consistent with the city's comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance and subdivision ordinances.  The department also oversees sign and design permits, residential, commercial and industrial building permits and code enforcement.

Department Contact:
Bill Mettee
Email
www.knoxvilleia.gov
305 South Third Street, Knoxville, Iowa 50138
641.828.0550, ext. 7 (O)
641.828.0511 (FAX)

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.