Rental Housing

The Marion Housing Code is enforced through scheduled inspections of all residential rental property in Marion and specific situations identified through citizen requests or City employee observations of potentially unsafe living conditions. 

Marion does charge fees associated with, but not limited to landlord permits, rental inspections, inspection no-shows, and confirmed complaints.

Rental Properties Include:

  • Buildings or units owned by one party and lived in by another party known as a tenant
  • Friends or family members living in a building or unit you own but do not live in (even if they do not pay you rent)

If you have a new rental property or no longer have rental property in Marion, please fill out the Rental Housing Registration Form and return it to:

  • Community Development - Housing Division, 1225 6th Avenue, Suite 220, Marion, IA 52302

Rental Inspections:

Regular inspections of all rental dwelling units, including rooming houses, congregate housing, single-family housing units, and independent group residences are all subject to rental inspections. Inspections are conducted every two years. The City of Marion currently has over 4,500 rental units and conducts over 2,200 rental inspections each year.

Housing inspectors investigate all complaints alleging violations of the Housing Code. To file a complaint please fill out our form

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