Building a new home requires lots of planning, so once you've gotten your plans drawn up; it's time to apply for a building permit. Landowners are allowed to build their own homes in the City of Marion, however sub-contractors for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing must be utilized for those trades.
In order to obtain a permit, several pieces of information need to be submitted for review. In order for your plans to go into the queue, the following required information must be provided.
- 2 Complete, full-size and scaled sets of plans including wall and stair cross sections, deck and porches.
- Front, rear, and side Elevations
- Accurate Site Plan
- Energy requirement documentation
- Square footage of basement areas to be finished
For more information:
Single Family Dwelling Brochure
1 and 2 Family Dwelling Guidelines
Plan Review Sheet
Erosion Control Form
2018 International Residential Code
2017 National Electric Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 State of Iowa Plumbing Code