Marion County Growth Services plans, guides and protects timely growth and development in Marion County by engaging in proactive, inclusive and community-oriented goals and guidelines covered in the Marion County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code. Our department works toward balancing community livability, economic viability and environmental sensitivity through its three service divisions: Code Enforcement, Planning and Zoning.

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2018 Evaluation and appraisal report (EAR) on the 
Marion County comprehensive plan

 - EAR documents:

- Powerpoint presentation

- Draft elements - currently under construction

- Summary

- Meeting schedule:

Sept. 12, 2018 - First public outreach meeting in the Growth Services training room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala

Oct. 4, 2018 - First county commission workshop in the commission auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala

Nov. 6, 2018 - Second public outreach meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala

Nov. 9, 2018 - Second county commission workshop at 2 p.m. in the commission auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala

Nov. 28, 2018 - Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing at 5:30 p.m. in the commission auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala

Dec. 18, 2018 - County commission transmittal public hearing at 2 p.m. in the commission auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala

Jan. 2, 2019 -  Staff to transmit EAR to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and review agencies

March 2, 2019 - Staff to expect comments from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and review agencies

April 2, 2019 - Tentative date of commission adoption public hearing

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Please select any of the below links to learn more about our services:
 Code Enforcement 

Planning
Comprehensive plan
- Community redevelopment areas
Corridor-gateway development overlay County Road 484/475/475A, Southwood Ranch:
- Article 5, division 8 County Road 475A; May 17, 2016 county commission public hearing
- Southwood design district booklet

Zoning
Code of ordinances
Land Development Code
Marion County Data Repository
 
Information on population, housing, transportation, education and more