The City of Marion is proud to welcome Brannon Hinkle (right) as our new Marion Police Chief and Jon Millsap (left) as our new Assistant Chief. The City of Marion appreciates the service of these two officers and we look forward to working with them.

Effective 1/1/21, Crittenden Co.'s sales tax rate went down by 1%, from 2.75% to 1.75%. The new combined 2021 sales tax rate for the State of AR and Crittenden County is now 8.25% and the City of Marion's tax remains at  2%.  For everyone who collects sales tax in Crittenden County, please remember to adjust your software tables to the new rate.

The City of Marion Sanitation Dept. will be closed Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The Monday trash route will be run in conjunction with the regular Tuesday route.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson's statewide face mask mandate still in place. 

Face Coverings Executive Order:

The Secretary of Health shall issue a public health directive requiring every person in Arkansas to wear a face covering over the mouth and nose:

  • In all indoor environments where:

    • They are exposed to non-household members and

    • Distancing of six (6) feet or more cannot be assured and

  • In all outdoor settings where:

    • There is exposure to non-household members unless there exists ample space of six (6) feet or more and practice physical distancing.

Exemptions for Persons:

  • Younger than 10 years of age.

  • With a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering.

  • Participating in athletic activities where a six-feet distance is not achievable, but a mask in inhibitory to the activity.

  • Consuming food or drink.

  • Driving alone or with passengers from the driver’s household.

  • Receiving services that require access to the face for security, surveillance, or other purposes may temporarily remove a face covering while receiving those services.

  • Voting, assisting voters, serving as poll watchers, or actively performing election administration duties; however, face coverings are strongly encouraged.

  • Engaged in religious worship activities; however, face coverings are strongly encouraged.

  • Giving a speech or performance for broadcast or to an audience because those persons shall safely distance from nearby individuals.

  • In counties where the Department of Health has certified that risk of community transmission of Covid-19 is low.

Face Coverings Executive Order

  • Executive Orders of the Governor have the force and effect of law.

  • Violation of a directive from the Secretary of Health during this public health emergency is

    • A misdemeanor offense, and

    • Upon conviction punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500).

Law enforcement and local officials have the authority and are encouraged to enforce this directive.

  • First-time violators of this order shall receive a verbal or written warning.

  • Violators of this order under 18 years of age shall only receive a verbal or written warning.

  • No law enforcement officer or local official may detain, arrest, or confine in jail any person for violation of this order.

  • This order shall not prohibit law enforcement officers or local officials from enforcing trespassing laws or other applicable laws or other applicable laws in removing violators at the request of businesses or other property owners.

  • Cities and counties may issue local ordinances consistent with this order.

  • Cities shall not impose any measure that is in conflict with a directive or guideline issued by the Secretary of Health, in consultation with the Governor.

  • The provisions of this order shall supersede those contained in Executive Order 20-41; however, nothing in this order shall invalidate any ordinance passed pursuant to EO 20-41.

  • This order shall automatically expire upon termination of the current emergency

This is a mandate with same type of exemptions as other states. The Governor wants everyone to understand that this is a mandate. It is enforceable and has consequences.




Discover Marion...

Take a moment to enjoy the video tour of Marion by clicking on any heading on the menu shown here. You'll discover why Marion is such a great place to live, work, and play.

From the neighborly community spirit to an exceptional school system to a successful business climate to ever-improving healthcare opportunities to its prime location, Marion is, indeed, the

Center of  Living!

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A message from Mayor Frank Fogleman

Welcome to Marion and thank you for visiting our website. There is much to learn about Marion and I encourage you to use each of our links for more information about our great city.


The county seat of Crittenden County, Arkansas, Marion lies in the shadow of downtown Memphis. Marion combines the very best of a small town atmosphere and a highly regarded public school system with the nearby amenities of big city Memphis. A recent article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper described Marion as a bedroom community to the city of Memphis. Many of our residents confirm this thought with comments on how much they enjoy living in our small town and yet are able to access big city amenities in just a few minutes.

Marion has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, growing from over 10,000, as confirmed in our September 2006 special census, to over 12,000 in April of 2010. We expect our population to exceed 13,000 by the time of the next decennial census as we continue to experience new homes being built at a steady pace. 


Although Marion has been called a bedroom community, there is far more to us than that. Being a runner-up in 2007 for the location of Toyota Motors’ eighth automotive plant in North America created a positive “buzz” about Marion both locally and nationally. This “buzz” has helped Marion become a catalyst for attracting several automotive related industries into North Eastern Arkansas. 2004 saw the breaking of ground in Marion for the Hino Motors Manufacturing axle assembly plant, Hino Motor’s first plant built specifically for Hino in North America. Other notable industries in Marion include Cooper Glass and Ritter Disposables. In 1996, Marion became home to one of Union Pacific Railroad’s largest inland intermodal operations. Marion is also becoming a welcoming place for visitors to the Mid-South as nearly 300 hotel and motel rooms are available daily with easy access to Exit 10 of I-55.


We are a progressive, forward looking city that has overwhelming civic support and pride. A four million dollar bond issue to build a recreation complex in 1998 received a voter approval rating of over 80%. Eight years later, an almost nine million dollar bond issue to finance several public improvements received voter approval rating between 79% and 92% on the various questions before the voters. Again, in 2017, voters approved over seventeen million in projects for each city department with voter approval ranging from 74% to 80% for the different projects. Our school district has embraced the magnet school concept and is rapidly becoming noted as a school district focused on quality and innovation. 


Our citizens take pride in the many youth, school, church, and civic activities that provide the fibers of weaving the fabric of a small town. In fact, many of our new residents are drawn to Marion because of the quality school system and the various opportunities for youth, family and civic involvement, as well as our low crime rate and property taxes that are less than half those in the nearby areas.


Again, thank you for visiting our website and please take a few moments to visit our links or give us a call. We will be glad to forward you more detailed information about our great city and you will be glad you checked us out.

Mayor Frank A. Fogleman

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