The Marion County Board of Supervisors has approved a Disaster declaration, effective March 17.

In accordance with President Trump’s “30 Days to Control the Spread,” Supervisors urge residents to suspend all non-essential travel (including work and vacation travel) until further notice.

Additionally, Supervisors approved the suspension of certain county government functions, effective March 18. The following county offices are closed to the public or have limited access until further notice:

All Marion County Courthouse Offices have moved to a temporary location at the former East Elementary School, located at 614 E. Washington St. in Knoxville.

The Auditor’s Office is closed to the public. Voter registrations can be done on the Iowa Secretary of States website. 

The Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public. Property tax, motor vehicle and driver’s license renewal services will be available online at marioncountyiowa.gov. If you need to transfer a title, you may call the treasurer’s office at 641-828-2202 for step by step instructions.

  • Please note: while Governor Kim Reynolds' proclamation suspends interest and penalty for 15 days, property taxes are not suspended, and the Treasurer's Office will still be collecting them. 

The Assessor’s Office will be closed to the public. Citizens can apply for Homestead Credit, Military Exemption and Business Property Tax Cred online at marioncountyiowa.gov in addition to petition forms and rent reimbursement forms.

The Recorder’s Office is closed to the public, including the passport office. Individuals can access information regarding the DNR and renew hunting or fishing licenses online. For information regarding concerns for boat, ATV or snow machine fees, call the office and send a check. Individuals can request vital records by mail from the county or go to Vitalchek.com to access the state of Iowa or call 866-809-0290. Record or search land records at Iowalandrecords.org or mail to Marion County Recorder, 214 E Main St, Knoxville.

Marion County Public Health will conduct business on an appointment only basis. Call 641-828-2238 ext. 0 or your program contact for an appointment. Meals On Wheels services will continue to be provided, and Environmental Health is continuing its functions. Contact Bridget for this service at 641-828-2238 ext. 251. WIC will still provide benefits, but limited person-to-person contact is now in effect until further notice. Please call WIC for further information at 641-828-2238 ext. 25. The I-Smile Program is discontinuing direct services until further notice.

  • The MCPH WIC Program continues to serve clients by appointment via phone. Clients are still receiving benefits and benefits are not being discontinued. If individuals have any questions about WIC services or benefits, please call 641-828-2238 ext. 4.

The Zoning Department will be closed to the public. Building permits and septic permits, complaints, rezoning requests and land division information can be submitted/requested online. Individuals can call 641-828-2231 ext. 7 for more information.

The physical location of the Marion County Sheriff’s office, located at 211 N. Godfrey, is closed to the public. All inmate visits can be conducted online at inmatecanteen.com. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 as law enforcement and emergency response will continue their regular shifts.

The County Attorney's Office remains open. If an individual has a pending criminal case, they should contact their attorney to learn when their next court hearing will be. At this time, court hearings will take place at 614 E. Washington Street, not the Marion County Courthouse. A full list of attorney phone numbers, both criminal and juvenile, can be found on the Marion County Attorney’s website: https://www.marioncountyiowa.gov/offices/attorney/index.htm.

  • Anyone who received notice they were a perspective juror for March 2020 does not need to contact the office, as their service has concluded. April jurors will need to start calling the number listed on their summons on April 17.

The Marion County Conservation Department has implemented closures of the following parks/facilities until further notice: Marion County Park, Roberts Creek Park, Cordova Park, all campgrounds, cabins, playgrounds, restrooms, shower facilities, shelter houses, pavilions, basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, game courts, disc golf course, historical village, observation tower and water hydrants. Parks are open to foot/pedestrian traffic. Trails and boat ramps remain open at this time.

For more details and updates for the Marion County offices, you can visit https://www.marioncountyiowa.gov/covid_19.htm.

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