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Located at 1001 L H Polk Drive
Department Hours - Open to the public 8 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday / 8 am - 2 pm Saturday / Closed Sunday
Phone Number - 870.739.5412 / After Hours 870.739.2101

The Animal Shelter staff works with volunteers to provide impoundment for stray animals that are causing harm to persons or other animals, as well as offering canine and feline adoption services. The shelter staff welcomes approved volunteers for help within the shelter or for events. The shelter services only the immediate Marion city limits area. Visit their Facebook page for more information and adoption-ready pets.


31 Military Road

Department Hours - 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Director - Freddie Thorne
Phone Number - 870.739.5410

City Hall is responsible for city functions such as fielding miscellaneous city information calls, collecting A&P and business license taxes, issuing beer and liquor licenses, issuing city trash containers, and accepting reports of city street light outages.

The Department of Community Development  is located inside City Hall and is responsible for a variety of functions including city planning (also see Planning Commission info below) and permitting. This department is responsible for issuing commercial and residential permits for buildings - new or remodels, as well as permits for demolition, driveways, electrical, fences, HVAC, plumbing/gas, roofing, signs, slabs, sprinklers, storage and swimming pools. Building-related permits are available for download here. .This department also issues yard sale permits and privilege licenses for storefront and in-home businesses. The staff also accepts reports of street light outages. The City Hall / Community Development Department staff consists of two full-time and one part-time employees


Fire stations located at:

  • 364 Military Road

  • 777 Carter Drive

  • 460 Marion Lake Road

Fire Chief - Woody Wheeless

Main Phone Number - 870.739.4127 (Emergency - 911)

The Marion Fire Department consists of four full-time and 32 paid on-call firefighters who respond to an average of 750 fire, rescue and first-responder calls per year. The Fire Department has earned an ISO Fire Protection Class rating of 3. For more information about the Marion Fire Dept., visit their website here


Office Location - 13 Military Road (in Marion Chamber of Commerce office)

Phone Number - 870.739.6041

Office Hours: 8am - 4:30pm Monday-Thursday / 8am - noon Friday


Office location - 3821 Complex Drive

Director - Andy Rawls
Phone Number - 870.739.5424 / Fax 870.739.8434
E-mail -

The Marion Parks Department maintains all city-owned public parks, and staff includes one part-time and three full-time employees year-round, with additional seasonal part-time in the spring, summer and fall.

City park and field locations include:

  • Marion Recreational Complex – 3820 Complex Road
    The complex includes five ball fields, two lakes - one with a pier for fishing, a walking trail, a pavilion available for renting that includes water and electricity, a fairground area donated by Esperanza Bonanza, and a playground.

  • Colonial Park – 395 Colonial Drive
    This park has two ball fields and a playground.

  • Brunetti Park – 160 S. Currie
    This park has a youth football field, a walking trail, a playground, and a designated fitness area.

  • K & R Park – 1 K&R Drive
    This park has four ball fields.

  • Rivertrace Park – Marion Lake Road @ East Lake Drive
    This park contains a fishing lake and a playground.

  • John Robbins Baseball Field – Carter Drive @ Rica Road
    This field serves as the high school baseball field.

  • Marion Skate Park – corner of Rica Road and L H Polk
    This park is a designated area for skateboarding.


Located in City Hall, 31 Military Road

Hours - 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Secretary - Freddie Thorne
Phone Number - 870.739.5410

Mr. Thorne's cell - 870.771.5230

Although not technically a City department, the Marion Planning Commission provides an important function for the City of Marion. The purpose of the Planning Commission is to assist in orderly growth of residential, commercial and industrial development within and adjacent to the City of Marion. To achieve this purpose, the Commission is responsible for developing and administering the Marion Long-Range Comprehensive Plan, the Marion Zoning Ordinance, and the Marion Land Subdivision & Development Code. When convened as the Marion Board of Adjustment, the Planning Commission hears and acts on requests for variances from provisions of the Marion Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Commission normally meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the District Court courtroom, located at 14 Military Road.

The Commission consists of: Jeff Johnston, Chairman, Dianna Nicks, Vice-Chair, Cliff Wood, Taylor Guy, Greg Brinkley, Donnaire Grainger, Debbie Reginelli, and Mayor Tracy Brick. Freddie Thorne is a non-voting member and serves as secretary.


Located at 3477 Highway 77

Office Hours - 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Police Chief - Brannon Hinkle
Phone Number - 870.739.2101

The Marion Police Department employs 29 full-time officers (two of which are school resource officers), one receptionist, one secretary, and six additional part-time officers. Also under the PD's authority are two school crossing guards and three animal control officers. MPD is under the command of Chief Brannon Hinkle and serving as second in command is Assistant Chief Jon Millsap.


Office location - 5001 Hardin Road, Marion AR

Director - Steve Johnson
Phone Number - 870.732.5419 (Contact City Hall at 870-739-5410 for trash pick-up issues.)

The Marion Public Works Dept. encompasses Street Maintenance & Repair, Sanitation, and City Shop.

Crews employed with the Public Works Dept. are responsible for pick-up and disposal of household garbage and trash such as limbs and leaves, as well as collecting recycling. This department is also tasked with various other duties that help keep the city running smoothly, such as cleaning out culverts and ditches, mowing, street repairs, street lighting, street signage, and various other general maintenance tasks. The Public Works Department employees multiple full-time and seasonal staff.

​WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT   (Visit web page)

Located at 310 Judge Smith Drive

Department Hours - 7 am - 5:30 pm Monday-Thursday / Closed Friday

Director - Jerry Kelley
Phone Number - 870.739.3073

Email Address -

***After-hours emergency service is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week by calling the after-hours number provided when you call the regular office number after regular business hours. A qualified on-call employee will offer immediate assistance.


The City of Marion Water Department strives to provide reliable customer service to residential and commercial customers. The billing office employs one part-time and two full-time staff members, and is responsible for setting up new accounts, billing and collecting payments, along with numerous other responsibilities required by the City. Call or come by the office for new water hook-up info, or to pay your bill. Paperless billing and auto-pay are available at (Note: you will need to register and set up your password when you use the link for the first time. A small transaction fee will be added when you pay each time.) Paperless billing is also available if you are not paying online by calling us at 870-739-3073. You may also pay your bill by phone by calling the number on the payment website (no registration required.)

The service department, consisting of eight full-time employees, works diligently to provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water, while constantly making efforts to improve the water treatment process. The drinking water is routinely monitored according to federal and state laws.

The wastewater is treated to very strict guideline standards set by the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The essential tasks and capabilities of Marion Water Dept. employees are to monitor, evaluate, and adjust the treatment process, maintain equipment and security, as well as follow established safety procedures.

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