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, 10/08/2021 - 7:46am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the Love Our Neighborhoods team will be hosting a FREE Tire Collection event on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Sawyer Ludwig Park (1313 White Oaks Road).

This FREE tire collection is for City residents only and has the following requirements:

  1. Individuals must show proof of City residency (i.e. driver’s license or utility bill).
  2. There will be a limit of 10 tires per household.
  3. Large tires (tractor or semi) will NOT be accepted.
  4. This event is for tires from residential locations only.  Tires from commercial dealers or businesses will not be accepted.

For more information, call 740-387-2248 or email sthrapp@marionohio.org.


Funding for this project is provided through the City of Marion and Marion Public Health.



Thu, 10/07/2021 - 11:49am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin on Monday, October 25 and continue through Friday, December 10, 2021.  The three options for disposal of leaves by city residents are:

1.  Place leaves in the tree lawn area to be vacuumed.
  A vacuum-type collector will collect leaves raked to the tree lawn area, with each street having leaves collected during the leaf pick-up season.
  NOTE:  Leaves are NOT to be raked into city streets and/or parking lanes.  Doing so may cause catch basins and drains to become blocked and prevent water from properly draining into the city's storm sewer system during rain events in the fall seaon.
2. Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags for City pick up, which will follow yard waste pick-up limits of 3 bags per week.
  Residents wishing to bag leaves may do so by placing them in clearly marked biodegradable paper bags sold at local retail stores.  The filled bags should be placed at curbside for pick-up.  The City will continue to follow its yard waste limits of collecting 3 bags and 3 bundles per residence each week.
3. Take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to 560 Barks Rd. W.
  Outdoor Resource Supply (560 Barks Rd. W.) is the location of the City’s free drop off site.  This location will be open to city residents free of charge.  Residents may call 740-223-7275 to obtain hours of operation for Outdoor Resource Supply.  Requirements for drop off are:
  a.  Must stop at office or other designated location where verification of City residency (i.e. license, utility bill, etc.) may be required.
  b. Items being dropped off must be weighed by an Outdoor Resource Supply employee before materials are discarded.
  PLEASE NOTE:  If non-biodegradable bags are used for collection, leaves must be emptied during drop-off.

For additional information, contact the Sanitation/Streets Department at 740-382-1479.



Wed, 09/22/2021 - 8:23am

Trick-or-Treat in the City of Marion will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 30.

In accordance with legislation passed by Marion City Council in 1999, as a result of Halloween (October 31) falling on Sunday this year, the annual "Trick-or-Treat" night in the City of Marion will be observed on Saturday, October 30 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 

Legislation reads:  The municipality shall observe the historic tradition of "Trick or Treat Night" on October 31 of each year, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., unless that day falls on a Sunday in which event, the tradition shall be observed on the previous Saturday.


While “Trick-or-Treat” is an annual tradition, with COVID-19 still affecting our community, parents/guardians are encouraged to exercise their own judgment on whether they allow children to participate.

Suggestions and Tips for 2021:

  • Practice Social Distancing;
  • Wear a face covering;
  • It is suggested that individuals trick-or-treat with family members only (do not carpool with other neighbors or go out in large groups of friends);
  • It is suggested that adults hand candy to each child rather than allowing children to grab candy from a bowl or a pile which reduces the number of hands touching the remaining candy and potentially spreading the virus;
  • Everyone in the household should monitor for symptoms leading up to trick-or-treat night.  If someone in the household is sick or may have had contact with a positive COVID-19 case, stay home and/or do not give out candy. 


Inclement weather:  In the event of inclement weather, the date that is set (by City ordinance) will not change. Parents/guardians are encouraged to exercise their own judgment on whether they allow children to participate.





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!