Welcome to the City of Marion

As Mayor of the City of Marion, welcome to our official website.  The purpose of this website is to provide information about our city government, departments, services, and activities.  Whether you are a resident, business owner or visitor, we invite you to explore and access the resources throughout our web pages.

The Marion community is rich in heritage and history, including the Home and Memorial Tomb of 29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his wife Florence.  I invite you to stop and experience our history, attractions, culture, food and more.

Scott Schertzer - Mayor

High Grass & Weeds Complaints

Vegetation over six-inches (6”) in height on private property within the City of Marion is considered a violation of City ordinance. Reports of high grass and weeds can be made to the Safety Director’s Office. An inspector will follow-up and inspect all reports, as well as act proactively work to identify properties needing attention.

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Latest News from the City of Marion

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 2:29pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the Marion City Fire Department has received notification of approval of its application for a SAFER grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Funds received through this newly approved grant will allow for the hiring of up to six (6) additional firefighters for the department.   It is expected that the hiring process for these individuals will begin in late 2019 or early 2020.


Thu, 08/29/2019 - 12:47pm

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 3 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 5-7.  Downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and will remain closed into the early hours of Sunday morning for festival clean-up.  Detours will occur for the followings streets:

  • Center St. between State St. and Campbell St.
  • Church St. between Main St. and Prospect St.
  • Main St. between Huber St. and Church St.
  • Prospect St. between George St. and Church St.
  • Oak St. between Huber St. and Center St.

In preparation for and during the Popcorn Parade, the closure of several area streets will begin at approximately 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 5.

  • East Center St. between Merchant St. and State St. will close at approximately 5:00 pm.
  • Forest Lawn Blvd. from Center St. to Mt. Vernon Ave. will close at 5:00 pm.

The following streets will be closed in the area of East Center St.:

  • Chicago Ave. (closed between E. Center St. and Wilson Ave.)
  • Johnson St. (closed between E. Center St. and Wilson Ave.)
  • Boone Ave. (closed between E. Center St. and Wilson Ave.)
  • Pennsylvania Ave. (closed between E. Center St. and E. Church St.)
  • Kenmore Ave. (closed between E. Center St. and E. Church St.)

The following streets will be closed until the conclusion of the parade:

  • S. State St. between Center St. and Columbia St.
  • S. Vine St.  between Center St. and Church St./Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • E. Church St. between State St. and Vine St.
  • S. High St. between Center St. and Church St.

Due to the various street closures taking place in preparation for the Popcorn Festival Parade on Thursday, September 5, Marion Area Transit will be making final pick-ups at 2:00 pm, with final drop offs scheduled for 2:30 pm.  Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, September 6.


Tue, 08/27/2019 - 10:08am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 2.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 3.  Sanitation crews will collect both Monday and Tuesday’s refuse on Tuesday, with the possibility that some of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday.
  • Marion Area Transit buses will not operate on Monday, September 2.  Normal bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 3.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 2.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, September 3.

Necessary services including fire, police, and airport will operate as usual.