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

Latest News from the City of Marion

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 12:28pm

The Lincoln Parks Aquatics Center will be holding a Holiday Sale for 2023 Aquatics Memberships.   Adult, Youth, Family, Senior Citizen, and Water Walking memberships will be included in the sale that begins Monday, December 5, 2022 and will run through Friday, December 30, 2022.

Memberships can be purchased in person at the following locations during the hours listed:

Parks Department Office
1530 Pole Lane Rd
Monday through Friday – 8:00 a – 3:00 p

City Hall - Mayors Office
233 W. Center St. - 3rd Floor
Monday – 8:00 a - 4:30 p; Tuesday - Thursday – 10:00 a - 1:30 p

Memberships may also be purchased online through the following link:  https://lpac.recdesk.com/Community/Membership

The final day for the Holiday Sale is Friday, December 30, 2022.



Thu, 11/17/2022 - 10:24am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing upcoming closures that will affect services for City of Marion residents over the Thanksgiving holiday.  The following closures and modifications in operational schedules are being announced for various city departments:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE:  As a result of City Hall offices being closed on Thursday and Friday, offices in City Hall will be observing their weekly early closure day on Wednesday, November 23.  Notable early closures include the Municipal Court office and the Utility Billing office closing at 2:00 pm.

  • The Sanitation and Streets Department will not collect trash, recycling, yard waste, or leaves on Thursday, November 24, 2022.  Services by these crews will resume on Friday, November 25 with the Sanitation Department collecting refuse, recycling, and yard waste for both Thursday and Friday on this day.  Therefore, residents who normally have Thursday sanitation and recycling service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Friday.  Leaf collection will also resume on Friday.
  • Marion Area Transit will be closed and have NO bus service available on Thursday, November 24 or Friday, November 25.  Bus service will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, November 28, 2022.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 25, 2022.  No Senior transportation will be available on Thursday or Friday, with the exception of dialysis appointments on Friday only.

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



Mon, 11/07/2022 - 12:15pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that some City departments will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, while other departments will operate on their regular schedule for the day.  A schedule for notable departments follows.

PLEASE NOTE:  As a result of offices being closed on Friday, the weekly early closure day for many offices in City Hall will be observed on Thursday, November 10.  Most offices will be observing their Friday business hours on this day, with notable early closures being the Municipal Court and Utility Billing offices closing at 2:00 p.m.

The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, November 11:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage, recycling and yard waste on November 11.  It is requested that customers with Friday sanitation service have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am.
  • Marion Area Transit will be open with buses operating normal business hours on Friday, November 11.
  • Marion Senior Center will be open on Friday, November 11 with Senior Transportation available from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.  The Center will also host a special "Veterans Day Celebration" beginning at 12:00 pm with a free lunch for all local veterans followed by a ceremony recognizing and honoring veterans in attendance.  The public is welcome with non-veteran guests being able to purchase lunch tickets at the door for $4.00.  Contact the Senior Center at 740-387-6100 for additional infomation.

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

City residents are also reminded that yard waste and fall leaf pick-up will continue through Friday, December 9, 2022.  The options available for disposal of leaves are as follows:

  1. Leaves may be raked to the tree lawn area to be vacuumed (Residents are reminded that leaves are NOT to be raked into the street or parking lane);
  2. Leaves may be placed in biodegradable paper bags (limit 3 per week) for City sanitation workers to pick up; or
  3. Leaves may be taken to the free drop off location at 560 Barks Rd. W. in biodegradable paper-bags.  Proof of City residency may be required.




Railroad-Related Issues

Trouble with trains? Click here for a resource guide on making reports and/or complaints regarding railroads to the appropriate, responsible agencies.


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. Click here for more details or to report a high grass and weed violation.


Love Our Neighborhoods

City employees and Marion residents working together to revitalize our community by focusing on neighborhood improvement.

Click here to learn more!