Moving to Marion

The City of Marion provides water, sewer, and garbage utilities.

All new residents (homeowners) to Marion are required to have a $150.00 utility deposit on file with the Finance Office.  No utilities will be placed in your name until the deposit is paid. All new renters are required to have a $250.00 utility deposit on file with the Finance Office.  No utilities will be placed in your name until the deposit is paid.

All residents (both residential and commercial) water meters are read on the 25th of every month.  Utility bills will be mailed to you before the 1st day of each month.  Utility bills are DUE the 20th of each month.  Failure to pay the utility bills on time may result in a disconnection of your water service.


Garbage service is provided by Addy Disposal. The garbage fee is $17.75 per month and you are allowed 1 - 90 gallon garbage container per week.  Garbage in excess of this amount may be set out only if each additional bag/container is clearly marked with an orange Extra Trash & Bulky Item Pick Up Tag.  The tags may be purchased at the City Office for $5.00 per tag.  Garbage is picked up on Monday of each week.  Recyclables are picked up on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each Month.  If a major holiday (New Year’s Day; Memorial Day; 4th of July; Labor Day; Christmas Day) falls on a Monday, garbage will be picked up on Tuesday.  Recycling information can be found here: FAQ Recycling Guidelines.  For questions/problems, please call Addy at 1-800-336-8993. Garbage and recycling calendars are available at the Marion City Office. 

Further utility questions are to be directed to the Marion City Finance Office-located at 398 N Broadway Ave, 605-648-3539.


Other utilities available include : 

*Natural Gas -- Northwestern Energy -- 1 (800) 245-6977

*Cable/Internet/Phone -- Goldenwest Telecommunications -- 1 (855) 888-7777

*Electricity -- Xcel Energy -- 1 (800) 895-1999

*Electricity (outside City Limits) -- Southeastern Electric -- 1 (800) 333-2859

Service Organizations

Marion offers a variety of service organizations, providing people of all ages the opportunity to get involved and connect with the community.
  • American Legion
  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • Marion Area Community Club (MACC)
  • Marion Business & Professional Organization
  • Marion Community Ambulance
  • Marion Cub Scouts
  • Marion Development Foundation (MDF)
  • Marion School Booster Club
  • Marion Volunteer Fire Department

Marion School

The Marion School was organized in 1887 and began classes that fall. Consolidation brought the community of Dolton into the Marion School District, beginning with the high school in 1944. Further consolidation brought the community of Monroe into the district in 1965.

The K-12 Marion Public School has an excellent academic curriculum, as well as many extra-curricular activities. 

The school district provides busing to serve the rural areas, as well as the neighboring communities of Dolton and Monroe.

Visit the school website at