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Building Inspection Protocol

Post Date:03/17/2020 3:13 PM

The Building Inspection Division of the City of Marion’s Community Development Department has outlined the following parameters to assist builders and developers, based on health advice and efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Building Inspection services will continue to be provided, with some restrictions. Photos are not an acceptable substitute for inspections.

New Construction

  • Residential, Commercial, Accessory Buildings
  • Wait until all trades are finished, we request that only the general contractor be present

Building Additions

  • Foundations
  • Rough-ins, only if accessible through an exterior door

Roofing or Siding

  • With advance notice to the owner and a time given

Stand-Alone Sub Permits

  • Only if someone is out of power or water

Remodel and Basement Finish

  • Permitted if the home or structure is uninhabited, otherwise will have to wait

Housing/Rental Inspections

  • Postponed until further notice

To contact Permit Techs and Building Inspectors:

  • Call 319-743-6330
  • Email

To apply for permits, please do so via email:

  • Payments will only be processed via credit card over the phone
  • The City will mail the green card and permit; a scanned copy will be emailed upon request
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