A special called meeting of the Marion County Board of Commissioners will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. to set the 2020 Millage Rate.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, the meeting 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 977 1863 9762.



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.


Businesses 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 More Information on State Orders and Guides

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

Click Here for More Information on Getting a Referral for COVID-19 Testing

Click Here for Information concerning Testing for Asymptomatic People

Click Here for a list of Drive-Thru Testing Sites in Georgia



Marion County Administrative offices, including the water and solid waste payment counter, the Tax Commissioner’s office, the Tax Assessor’s office, and the Building and Planning office will be open to the public effective June 1, 2020. 


  • We are asking that any citizen coming into county offices 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.


Click Here for the Marion County Schools Website
Click Here for Marion County Schools COVID-19 FAQ
Click Here for Information on Low Cost and Free Internet Options

Local Businesses Updates

Click Here for Current Local Business Information

Local Business Relief Information

Federal Guidelines

We are also recommending residents and businesses within Marion County follow the guidelines set by The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread and 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

Census Day was April 1, 2020! You Still have time to complete it!!

  • Make sure you are counted and that Marion County is accurately counted!
  • The Census is a questionnaire that asks about the number of people living in the United States. Knowing the number of people in a city, county, or the whole state allows for the planning of day-to-day operations, the future, and even emergencies.
  • The personal information that you provide on the Census form is protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code. It sets the fines and prison penalties (up to a fine of $250,000 and 5 years in federal prison) for the illegal taking, sharing, or use of private information. In addition, “The 72-Year Rule” was set under Public Law 95-416. The rule states that after 72 years, the Census information can be released to the general public. Records from the 2020 Census will be released in the year 2092.
  • The questions on the 2020 Census will ask how many people live in the residence; if the home is rented, owned, or other; and a phone number to contact you only in the case of official Census Bureau business.
  • To view the sample 2020 Census questionnaire, click HERE. To view the online 2020 Census questionnaire, watch the U.S. Census Bureau’s video to the left.
  • For more information on the 2020 Census visit

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2020 Announcements

The Marion County Recreation Department has made the decision to close for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We must keep our children safe during these times. We thank all of you for your participation and understanding.