Notice of Video and Teleconference Due to Emergency 

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions and concerns, the regular meeting of the Marion County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. will be conducted via Zoom video and teleconference on the following website (Video and Audio):  To call for audio only:  +1 929 205 6099. The Meeting ID is 997 4526 9274.


Click here for a copy of a draft of the 2020 update to the Marion County/Buena Vista Comprehensive Plan.



Marion County is closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are in contact with officials at both the Federal and State levels, who are providing the guidance needed as this pandemic evolves.

Vaccine Distribution

The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. You can click below to visit the State’s dashboard with all relevant information.

State of Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

Businesses and Public Gatherings must still meet Minimum Criteria and gatherings of 50 or more are still prohibited unless the participants are at least 6 ft. apart.

Click Here for the Department of Health’s Daily Status Report

Interactions with County Offices/Buildings

  • Any citizen coming into county offices is required to wear coverings over their mouth and nose.
  • If you have a fever or feel sick any way, please refrain from entering county offices.
  • All surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized regularly for the safety of our staff and citizens.
  • For payments, citizens may also:
    • Use our payment drop box at 100 E. Burkhalter Avenue in Buena Vista
    • Pay over the phone by calling 229.649.2603 for solid waste or 844.990.6004 for water.
    • Pay online at
      • Card payments will be subject to applicable processing fees.

Federal Guidelines

We are also recommending residents and businesses within Marion County follow the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

These Recommendations include:

  • If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
  • If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.
  • If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
  • Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus:
    • Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
    • If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
    • Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
    • Avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts – use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.
    • Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
    • Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • Practice good hygiene:
    • Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
    • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

COVID-19 Links

Suppression Firefighter Classes Offered

Buena Vista Fire Rescue is hosting a class instructed by the Georgia Fire Academy. This is class is for a basic volunteer suppression firefighter once completed by the student.
Class will begin January 11,2021. Sessions will be every Monday and Thursday nights from 6 to 10 PM. The live burn part of the class is scheduled for March 20 and the written test will be March 25th. Class will be at 100 East Buckhalter Ave, Buena Vista , GA.
Cost of the class will be free to the student, student or the department sponsoring that student will be responsible for the cost of the textbook. Additionally the student will need a Physician’s Certificate: (Medical Release, Fit for Basic Fire Fighter Training), 2) Proof of CPR equivalent to the American Heart Association (AHA) Health-Care Provider course. A copy of the student’s current “Professional Rescuer” card which includes Adult, Child, Infant and AED is acceptable. We are working to schedule a class for the CPR prior to start of class if someone needs it.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Chief Shaun Raulston at 706-580-8531 or via email at

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2020 Announcements

The Marion County Recreation Department is now offering a Tennis Program! Call (229)649-2175 or email for more information!