Mission Statement

“As the principal executive organization of county government, the Board of Commissioners, along with its departments, is committed both to providing efficient government and to promoting the welfare and strategic development of the Marion County Community.”

A Message From the Commissioners

Welcome to the Board of Marion County Commissioners’ home page.   County Commissioners are the general administrative body for county government.  Given specific and limited authority by the Ohio Revised Code, the Board of Commissioners holds title to all county property.  The Board of County Commissioners is the county government’s taxing, budgeting, appropriations, and purchasing authority.  Meaning everyone – every agency, every court, every other elected officeholder – depends on the County Commissioners for their budgets. Other responsibilities include hearing and ruling on annexations, approving drainage improvements through the ditch petition process, establishing water and sewer districts and making improvements and providing for solid waste disposal.

Commissioners can only perform those duties which are specifically authorized by the Ohio Revised Code and no more.  Commissioners have no power to act independently.  All formal and official actions must be taken by the Board of County Commissioners acting as a body by majority or unanimous vote.

Taking a broad view of actions is necessary to make the county a better place to live and work; promoting public/private partnerships in human services, economic development, health and infrastructure development, etc.  Given the impact on the work of many other elected officials and different departments, they must be astute in matters of law enforcement, correction facilities, human services, business development, and other areas.

Please feel free to contact our office at (740) 223-4001 for assistance.

Sincerely,

Marion County Commissioners