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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.

Sincerely,
Scott Schertzer - Mayor

Latest News from the City of Marion

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:49am

As the situation with COVID-19 is ever evolving and new information is continually being provided through our local Emergency Management Agency, Marion Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health and the office of Governor DeWine, the following changes are being enacted by the Mayor for the City of Marion:

  • As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.  Contact the Marion Municipal Court Office at 740-387-2020 option 1 or Misdemeanor Probation at 740-387-2020 option 2 to obtain hours of operation for either of these offices.
  • The City Sanitation and Streets Department will not collect yard waste at curbside until further notice.  Residents may take grass clippings and yard waste materials, free of charge, to Outdoor Resource Supply (formerly Park Enterprise), which is located at 560 Barks Rd. W. (between S. Prospect St./Rt. 4 S. and the Barks Rd. overpass).  Contact Outdoor Resource Supply at 740-223-7275 for additional information on acceptance program or for hours of operation.
  • Residents are reminded that they may pay their utility bill online (https://www.marionohio.us/online-utility-payment), through the mail, by automatic bank draft, or by dropping their payment in the locking drop box between the two front doors of City Hall.
  • Residents are reminded that they may pay their city income tax online (https://www.marionohio.us/online-tax-payments), through the mail, or by dropping their forms and payment in the locking drop box between the two front doors of City Hall.

Please note, if circumstances change and conditions are warranted, modifications will be made to the services provided by the City of Marion.  If this occurs, information will be relayed to the media and shared on the City of Marion website.

 

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 2:05pm

With the recent shortage of toilet paper, it has been brought to the attention of the City that many households are increasing their use of ‘flushable’ wipes, paper towels, etc. for sanitary cleaning purposes.  Flushing baby wipes - even those that are labeled flushable or biodegradable - and paper towels down the toilet can lead to sewer backups and in-home plumbing issues.  This can lead to blockages within the private sewer lateral, where the property owner is responsible for correcting the problem.  Additionally, they can cause issues within the city sewer mains and eventually at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

While it might seem to make your daily life easier, putting the wrong thing down the toilet or drain can and does cause blockages, which take time and money to fix.

The wipes should be thrown in the trash.  They should not be flushed down the toilet.  This is the same with paper towels, etc.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 8:29am

As the situation with COVID-19 is ever evolving and new information is continually being provided through our local Emergency Management Agency, Marion Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health and the office of Governor DeWine, the following changes are being enacted by the Mayor for the City of Marion:

  • As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, City Hall will only be open to the public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday through Friday until further notice.  These hours are in effect for all departments in City Hall with the exception of Marion Municipal Court and Probation.  Contact the Marion Municipal Court Office at 740-387-2020 option 1 or Misdemeanor Probation at 740-387-2020 option 2 to obtain the hours of operation for either of these offices.
     
  • Income Tax Payments will be accepted at the Utility Billing Department window beginning on March 18, 2020.

Please note, if circumstances change and conditions are warranted, modifications will be made to the services provided by the City of Marion.If this occurs, information will be relayed to the media and shared on the City of Marion website.