Monday, June 01, 2020

Marion County Strategy - Individual responsibility 5/27/2020 Memo and flyer.

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.

County offices are open with some restrictions.  Public access is limited to the South entrance.  Health/travel screening questions will be required prior to admittance.  Wearing a mask is highly encouraged during any face to face meeting, along with proper social distancing.  Driver's License services will not be offered at this time.  The Department on Aging and the Planning & Zoning Office are open by appointment only.  In person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time. 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to safely transition back to full public access over time.  The safety of our citizens and employees is of paramount importance.  County staff is available to answer your questions by phone or email.  Please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Treasurer:  620.382.2180
Vehicle Dept:
County Clerk:  620.382.2185
Register of Deeds:  620.382.2151
County Attorney:  620.382.2243
District Court:  620.382.2104
Appraiser:  620.382.3715
Mapping:  620.382.3778
Road & Bridge:  620.382.3761

PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  In-person attendance at the County Commission meetings is not allowed at this time due to mass gathering restrictions.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901#.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.


When To Use 9-1-1




It is important that citizens use 911 for immediate public safety assistance. Ask yourself :

  • Is there danger to life or property?
  • Is there a serious medical emergency (chest pains, seizures, bleeding etc.)
  • Is there any type of fire (building, vehicle, brush etc.)
  • Is there any crime in progress (robbery, burglary, prowler, fights etc.)
  • Is there any other life threatening situations (traffic accident with injuries, stuck in high water etc.)
  • Is the caller or someone else the victim of a crime?

Non-emergency requests are handled by calling 382-2144. Examples of calls that should be placed to the non-emergency number are:

  • Traffic accidents that do not involve injuries.
  • Loud music or barking dogs.
  • Late reported incidents such as theft with no suspect information.
  • Requests for information.
  • Controlled burns

If you call 911 by mistake, do not hang up.  Stay on the line and tell the dispatcher that you dialed 911 by mistake and everything is all right. If a caller hangs up without stating the problem, the caller must be contacted in order to ensure that no actual emergency exists. This may involve the dispatching of an officer to your home or place of business in order to ensure that a problem does not exist. One common misconception is that citizens have about dialing 911 by mistake is they will somehow get into trouble. This is not true. Communications Officers will also ask to verify the name, address and phone number information that is showing on their screen. This ensures that your information is correct in their system.

Cellular phone callers trying to reach Marion County 911 Center can dial 911 on their cell phone. Due to caller location, relative to the cellular tower, the call may be routed to any one of several 911 Centers, including but not llimited to, Emporia and Harvey County. Cellular phones that are charged but not activated can still reach 911 in an emergency. Do not let children use a de-activated cell phone as a toy unless you are sure it is not charged as they can still call 911.