The most current, up-to-date zoning base maps are available online using any of the three following on-line GIS tools:
Note: Online Applications require Pop Ups and Cookies to be enabled.
Four Steps for the new ‘Zoning Browser’ Once a parcel is selected the application returns information about the property including, but not limited to, the primary and secondary zoning, rezoning, variances (if available online), whether or not the property is in a flood zone, historic preservation district, on the National Register, or in the Regional Center. The application also gives Barrett Law information for the property if applicable.
1. Parcel can be found in one of 3 ways: Search by Address or intersection, Search by Parcel ID, and Searching the Map itself. Select whichever method you prefer from the drop down menu and then click the [Search] button.
2. A map of Marion County will appear. A data entry box will also appear if you are searching by address, intersection or parcel ID. Enter the information and click the [X Find] button.
Tip: for intersections, use the actual word ‘and’ between the two streets. Tip: After entering a hand full of letters, a valid address is suggested; if you click that address it will zoom immediately to it.
3. A parcel match was found for the address you entered. If an incorrect parcel is selected, use the Select tool at the top and click on the correct parcel. Once your parcel is selected, click the [Continue] button at the top to confirm your choice.
4. The Zoning Browser report for the selected parcel will then display. The first item will be the Zoning information. This report can be printed from this point.
Tip: If two or more classifications are listed for the Primary Zoning, click on the [Map] button to see the actual zoning boundaries. Frequently the zoning boundaries do not exactly match the parcel boundaries causing another classification to be retrieved which can be misleading.
Basic Steps for the ‘General Map Viewer’ a/k/a General Data Viewer Note: The General Map Viewer tool is much more powerful and accesses more information than the Zoning Browser, consequently, it is more complex to use. Users can perform many functions including an address or intersection search, printing maps, or viewing different layers of information. Many layers are available including streets, parcels, parks, political boundaries, sanitary and storm sewers, and aerial photography. Experimenting with the tools, layers, and various map sets is encouraged.
1. A map of Marion County appears upon opening with a row of tool icons across the top and a layer listing on the left side. A parcel can be found one of 2 ways: Search by Address or Intersection, and Zooming in on the map.
2. Click on the push pin icon (4th from the right end); a pop-up box appears. Choose your preferred search method - ‘Address’ or ‘Intersection’ – by clicking the corresponding radial button.
3. Enter the data and click the [Submit] button. Potential matches appear in a pop-up box; if the correct address is not displayed, scroll to the bottom and click the [Locate Another Address] button to start over.
4. Click the corresponding number for the correct address and the map will zoom to the area of that address.
Tip: As one zooms in closer, more Layers become available for viewing.
5. Check the boxes for the Parcel layer and the Zoning layer on the left side; click the [Refresh Map] button. The [Refresh Map] button must be clicked before it will display all of the data.
Tip: To see the Parcel lines, zoom in so the scale is 0 to 0.18mi or closer. Similarly, the zoning layer becomes visible when the scale is closer than 0 to 1 mi.
Other GIS tools (on-line mapping) are also available, such as the Voter Information Portal and the Crime View Community application.