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Marion County Growth Services' Planning and Zoning Division accepts applications for small- and large-scale land use changes, or amendments, to the Marion County Comprehensive Plan 2035 on a monthly basis. Previously, applications were only accepted during limited application cycles throughout the year, per Florida statutes.

Owners interested in changing their land's designated use, such as going from rural to commercial use, are eligible to apply for a small- or large-scale amendment. Small-scale amendment applications may be submitted for land 9.99 acres or less in size. Large-scale amendment applications may be submitted for any number of acres.

The amendment applications may be downloaded or picked up at 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Required public hearings associated with the amendment requests will be scheduled as soon as possible and on an as-needed basis upon receipt of completed eligible applications.

The Marion County Comprehensive Plan is Marion County's key guide for growth management and provides the framework for how the county will continue to develop. For more information about amendments to the comprehensive plan, contact Growth Services at 352-438-2600.

Comprehensive plan amendment application form
Comprehensive plan amendment instructions and information