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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 staff works toward balancing community livability, economic viability and environmental sensitivity through its three service divisions: Code Enforcement, Planning and Zoning.


Marion County's Comprehensive Plan 2018 Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR)was adopted by the Marion County Board of County Commissioners on June 18, 2019.  The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) determined this adopted amendment to be "In Compliance" with the requirements of Chapter 163, Part II, F.S. Click below to view the adopted 2018 EAR Report.

Adopted 2018 Evaluation and Appraisal Report


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

Code Enforcement


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


Code of ordinances
Land Development Code
Marion County data repository
Information on population, housing, transportation, education and more