The Zoning Board of Adjustment reviews applications regarding criteria for granting of special exceptions, conditional use permits, or variances. The Board also decides citizen’s appeals of orders, requirements, decisions, or determinations made by Planning & Development Staff. The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears cases given by applicants and decides whether the request should be granted based on the criteria set forth in the Marion Zoning Regulations (Chapter 176) . As a quasi-judicial body, decisions of the Board are final. They do not go on to the City Council. Appeals of Board decisions can be appealed only to the District Court within 30 days of the decision.

About the Board:

The Marion Zoning Board of Adjustment consists of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.

Staff Contact:

David N. Hockett
Principal Planner
Phone:  319-743-6320
Email Dave

Current Members:



Ryan Sunderman (VIce Chairperson)


Chuck Kent (Chairperson)


Angela Jordan (Secretary)


Charlie Potter


Carol Golden


Vacancy - Alternate


Vacancy - Alternate


Meeting Times:

The Marion Zoning Board of Adjustment meets on the third Tuesday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. in Marion City Hall (1225 6th Avenue). The presence of three (3) members is necessary to constitute a quorum.  This is an open meeting and the public is invited to attend.

Agendas and Minutes:

Meeting agendas are posted approximately one week prior to the scheduled meeting with those meeting minutes being made available approximately one week following the meeting date.  For minutes prior to 2018 please contact the Community Development - Planning Division.


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