Subdivision Regulations

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Subdivision of land is regulated by Chapter 175 of the Marion Code of Ordinances.  Subdivision (or land division) regulations provide the procedures and standards for dividing a large parcel of land into smaller parcels for sale and development. Subdivision regulations require a developer to meet certain conditions in order to record a plat.  

Subdivision regulations address the quality of development (the availability of public services, services that the sub divider of the property must provide, the layout of the site, etc.). The way in which lands are divided play a key role in the orderly development of the community.  

Once land is divided into lots and streets are laid out, development patterns are set. Subdivision controlled ordinances often give a community its only opportunity to ensure that new neighborhoods are properly designed. Failure to plan for the subdivision of land is felt in many areas such as tax burdens, the high cost of extending utilities, street and traffic problems, overcrowded schools and a loss of a sense of community.

 Chapter 175 - Subdivision Regulations
 Section   Section Title
 175.01    General Provisions
 175.02    Definitions
 175.03    Procedures and Submission Requirements for Plats
 175.04    Improvements
 175.05    Parks & Open Space Dedication
 175.06    Standards for Design of Subdivisions
 175.07    Maintenance Bonds
 175.08    Construction Maintenance Self-Insurance Fund 

Additional Resources:

We are located on second floor of City Hall, 1225 6th Avenue; our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff is available in person, by phone 319-743-6320, or by email.


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