City Departments

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
Director - Becky Blundell
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-Thursday | 8 am - 4 pm 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)

For more information, visit the Marion Fire Dept. website here. ​

Office Location - 13 Military Road (next door to City Hall)
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-Thursday / 8-4 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 - Scott Marshall
Phone Number - 870.739.3073

 ***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.

Visit the Marion Water Department page here.