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  • What's Open: County Office Contacts and Information

    What's Open: County Office Contacts and Information

    Date: 3/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    On March 21, 2020, the Marion County Board of Commissioners voted to close county facilities to the public in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Many services are modified to prioritize the health and safety of both the public and Marion County staff. While some buildings are physically closed, services may still be offered online, via telephone or via virtual venues and in some circumstances by appointment.

    Department information is listed below:

    Assessor: 503-588-5144 and Tax Office: 503-588-5215

    All documents will be accepted electronically by email (see below) or via the department drobox located on the corner of Court and Church St. NE, Salem. 

    Assessor: assessor@co.marion.or.us
    Personal Property: personalproperty@co.marion.or.us
    Manufactured Structures: manufacturedstructures@co.marion.or.us
    Tax Office: propertytax@co.marion.or.us

    Business Services: 503-589-3295

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Community Services: 503-589-3200

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Clerk's Office:

    Licensing and Recording: Available by phone 503-588-5225

    • Documents can be recorded by e-recording or by mail with proper payment.

    Two e-recording options for those that do not have an e-recording vendor:

    • CSC eRecording Solutions – 866-652-0111 www.erecording.com
    • AmeriTitle in Salem – call 503-581-1431 for courtesy e-recording details

    License and certified document copies – call 503-588-5225 or email recording@co.marion.or.us

    Marriage Licenses – available by scheduled appointment only 503-588-5225

    Passports: Service temporarily suspended

    Elections – Available by phone 503-588-5041

    District Attorney: 503-588-5222

    Office closed, available by phone or email mcdainquiries@co.marion.or.us

    • If you have been subpoenaed, please contact the office for the most updated info.

    Victim Assistance can be reached at 503-588-5253

    • If you are a victim who needs help, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Dog Services: 503-566-6966

    Hours are temporarily altered – shelter is closed to the public and volunteers. For additional information visit our website at www.mcdogs.net.

    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch)

    The shelter's vestibule is open for one party at a time by appt. only.  

    Dog Control Officers will respond to matters of health and safety, including picking up strays, assisting law enforcement, etc. Citations will be sent by certified mail.

    Licensing will be handled by mail, email, or phone. 

    Finance: 503-373-4433

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Housing Authority: 503-798-4170

    Available by phone and/or email (see below):

    Rent and other payments should be mailed to the office address:

    • 2645 Portland Rd. NE Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301

    Documents may be submitted to the office by fax at (503) 798-4171, by email as a scanned pdf directly to your case manager or to mcha_info@mchaor.org, or placed in the drop box that is located outside of the main office door:

    • 2645 Portland Rd. NE Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301

    Health and Human Services Department: 503-588-5357

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Behavioral Health:

    • Adult Behavioral Health: 503-588-5351
    • Addictions Treatment Services: 503-588-5358
    • Children's Behavioral Health: 503-588-5352
    • Psychiatric Crisis Center: 503-585-4949

    Human Services:

    • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services: 503-588-5288

    Public Health:

    • Communicable Disease Reporting Line: 503-588-5352
    • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): 503-588-5057
    • Vital Records: 503-588-5406

    Information Technology: 503-584-7744

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Justice Court: 503-576-7200

    Office closed, available by phone, email: Justicecourt@co.marion.or.us, or mail: 4660 Portland Rd., NE Suite 107, Salem, OR 97305

    Arraignments: Contact the court to request a continuance for your arraignment date.   

    Trials: We have set trials for the months of April and May; those that have received their trial notices will receive postponement notices by mail.

    Juvenile: 503-588-5411

    The following services to be offered via email (juvenile@co.marion.or.us), phone (see below), or video conferencing when available: Probation, Family Support Program, EQUIP Program, Administrative Services, and Records.

    Programs providing services for youth in care: Detention, Guaranteed Attendance Program, and Counseling – After hours phone number 503-588-5321

    Programs closed: Alternative (MATRIX & FUEL), Fresh Start Market, Education Advocates, and Front Reception – phone number 503-588-5411

    Public Works

    Ferries are open.

    Available services and phone numbers to call:

    Adopt-a-Road Program: 503-588-5304
    Brooks Community Service District: 503-588-5084
    Building Permits & Inspection: 503-588-5147
    County Parks: Closed at this time 503-588-5169
    County Surveyor: 503-588-5155
    Dispatch: 503-588-5304
    East Salem Service District: 503-588-5084
    Emergency Management: 503-391-7294
    Fargo Interchange Service District: 503-588-5084
    Flood Preparedness Program: 503-588-5038
    Land Use Planning & Zoning: 503-588-5038
    Public Works Director: 503-588-7943
    Report-a-Concern: 503-588-5304
    Road Closures: 503-588-5304
    Road Maintenance: Open on-call basis 503-588-5304
    Roadway Construction Projects: 503-584-5306
    Solid Waste Services: 503-588-5169
    Stormwater Program: 503-588-5169
    Transportation Permits: 503-584-7710
    Weed Control District: 503-588-5169

    Sheriff's Office:

    Business Line 503-588-5094, Non-Emergency Line 503-588-5032

    Open – Patrol and Jail

    Modified Schedule

    • Civil – Available by phone (Civil Papers are still being delivered, drop off of new civil papers is by appointment only)
    • Community Corrections – Limited Access (Increased utilization of phone and video technology for client visits, on-site programs being delivered using other platforms)
    • Concealed Handgun Licenses – Existing apts rescheduled. Renewals by mail only
    • Records – Available by phone and email
    • Code Enforcement – Available by phone and email, limited field services
    • Alarm Permits – Available by phone, email, and mail only

    Closed – Lobbies, Work Crews, General Jail visiting, Transition Center visiting, Fingerprinting

    Treasurer: 503-584-7750

    Office closed, available by phone.

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  • Commissioners close county offices to the public

    Commissioners close county offices to the public

    Date: 3/21/2020 12:00:00 AM
    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    ​Salem, OR – On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the Marion County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting to close Marion County offices to the public effective immediately. County department heads, including elected officials, have designated those employees needed to carry out essential county functions.

    Many county services will be available via telephone and electronic means. To contact county offices, please see the attached list. 

    The county is committed to reducing the spread of coronavirus and needs everyone's help and cooperation right now to reduce the spread of the virus.

    Commissioner Colm Willis, chair, "It is with great reluctance that we are directing Marion County offices closed to the public. All non-essential employees will stay home. In these unprecedented times, it takes extreme measures to ensure the health and safety of our community and employees. COVID-19 has affected us all and we will continue to monitor the situation and reopen as soon as it is safe to do so."

    The county recommends all individuals 65 years or older, or individuals with underlying health conditions, stay home unless seeking essential needs to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The county further recommends county residents consider limiting non-essential travel.

    Marion County declared an emergency on March 16, 2020, due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the county has the second highest number of COVID-19 positive cases in Oregon with 22 cases and one resident has died.

    "Closing county offices will help maintain the health of our valued employees, their families, and our community members," said Katrina Rothenberger, Public Health Director. "Community members should stay home and only go out for essential needs like food and medicine. The spread of COVID-19 won't slow down unless everybody does their part and adheres to preventive measures."

    Additional information about Marion County's response can be found at COVID-19.mchealthy.net

    Board Order 20-033

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  • North Fork Park Reopens

    North Fork Park Reopens

    Date: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM
    Posted by: Public Works

    ​Marion County Parks announces that North Fork Park has reopened. On January 14, the park was closed due to having received several inches of snow. The park will remain open for the rest of the season. 

    For more information about this and other Marion County Parks, visit the website at http://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Parks/, email parks@co.marion.or.us, or call 503-588-5036.

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  • St. Louis Fish Ponds Park to Open for the Season

    St. Louis Fish Ponds Park to Open for the Season

    Date: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
    Posted by: Public Works - Environmental Services

    ​GERVAIS, OR - Marion County Parks announces that St. Louis Fish Ponds Park will open to vehicle traffic for the season on March 1, 2020.

    The popular warm water fishing and dog training destination is located thirteen miles north of Keizer off St. Louis Road. The park has a concrete pathway to the fishing sites, as well as ADA accessible docks, restrooms, and picnic tables, and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to sunset.

    For more information, please call 503-588-5036 or visit the Marion County Parks web site at http://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Parks/Pages/default.aspx.

    For information about fishing and gun use at the park, please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at 503-947-6100.

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  • Construction project will bring improvements to 45th Avenue

    Construction project will bring improvements to 45th Avenue

    Date: 12/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
    Posted by: Public Works

    ​SALEM OR – Marion County has contracted Carter & Company to begin construction on 45th Avenue beginning January 13, 2020. The project will be constructed in several stages and is estimated to be completed in 2021.

    The project will widen the road to accommodate bike lanes, add a turn lane at Fire Protection Way, construct missing sidewalk sections and ramps, and upgrade the stormwater system.  Once construction is complete, the road will receive an asphalt overlay from Ward Drive to Silverton Road.

    The road will remain open with flaggers directing traffic through the work area. Motorists should expect short delays and are advised to use alternate routes.  When traveling through the work area, please remain alert, follow flagger instructions and be considerate of pedestrians, bicyclists, and construction workers.

    For additional information, contact Tina Powell, Office Specialist, or Shane Ottosen Jr, Project Engineer, at 503-588-5036

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  • Apr
    3

    COVID-19 Update 4-3-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    ​Today, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced 73 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 14 new cases in Marion County. The announcement brings the statewide total number of cases to 899.

    We continue to encourage our community members to practice social distancing measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Oregon.

    The following demographic information from OHA’s report has a total number of positive cases in Marion County of 178. Marion County cases reflect more than what was announced by OHA. 

    Marion County Cases:
    Positive tests = 179
    Negative tests = 1,499
    Hospitalized = 49
    Deaths = 5

    Age groups for confirmed cases:
    19 or younger = 2
    20 to 29 = 21
    30 to 39 = 29
    40 to 49 = 33
    50 to 59 = 28
    60 to 69 = 30
    70 to 79 = 22
    80+ = 15

    For statewide statistics visit, www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

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    COVID-19 Update 4-3-2020
  • Apr
    3

    Funding available to support Marion County small businesses

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    ​Are you a small Marion County business that needs support? Funding is available to help businesses during these difficult times.

    If businesses or sole proprietors with five or fewer employees are experiencing negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, help is now available thanks to Marion County. The Board of Commissioners has dedicated $200,000 from the Marion County Economic Stimulus Funding Program to distribute grants of up to $5,000 to eligible businesses throughout the county.

    The county has partnered with Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP) to manage the application process and complete information is available on the WWP website at www.willwp.org  

    Applications for funding support will be available on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Completed applications for these grants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis beginning on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Applications will not be accepted after 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020.

    Marion County is committed to supporting the small businesses that are the foundation of our local economy. "This program throws a lifeline to those family owned businesses that were shut through no fault of their own," said Commissioner Colm Willis, Chair, Marion County Board of Commissioners.

    "We are poised and ready to quickly get funding support into the hands of businesses that need it most, that perhaps don't have other options during these unprecedented times. I appreciate the commitment of the Marion County's commissioners and am glad we can serve our community in this way," said Kim Parker-Llerenas, Executive Director, Willamette Workforce Partnership.

    For more information, visit www.willep.org or contact Marion County at (503) 373-4300 or BusinessRecovery@co.marion.or.us

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    Funding available to support Marion County small businesses
  • Apr
    2

    COVID-19 Update 4-2-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    ​Today, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced 90 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 13 new cases in Marion County. The announcement brings the statewide total number of cases to 826.

    We are saddened to announce a fourth COVID-19 death in Marion County. The individual was a 91-year-old woman, who tested positive on March 31, 2020, and died on April 1, 2020 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions. Our condolences are with her family at this difficult time. We continue to encourage our community members to practice social distancing measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Oregon.

    The following demographic information from OHA’s report has a total number of positive cases in Marion County of 164. Marion County cases reflected are more than what was announced by OHA. 

    Marion County Cases:
    Positive tests = 171
    Negative tests = 1,406
    Hospitalized = 46
    Deaths = 4

    Age groups for confirmed cases:
    19 or younger = 1
    20 to 29 = 20
    30 to 39 = 29
    40 to 49 = 30
    50 to 59 = 28
    60 to 69 = 29
    70 to 79 = 19
    80+ = 15

    For statewide statistics visit, www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

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    COVID-19 Update 4-2-2020
  • Apr
    1

    COVID-19 Update 4-1-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    Today, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced 47 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 10 new cases in Marion County. The announcement brings the statewide total number of cases to 736.

    The following demographic information was reported a few hours before OHA’s report which indicated a total number of positive cases in Marion County of 151, therefore the total number of cases reflected are less than what was announced by OHA. The cases not included in today’s demographic report will be included in tomorrow’s numbers

    Marion County Cases:
    Positive tests = 149
    Negative tests = 1,323
    Hospitalized = 37
    Deaths = 3

    Age groups for confirmed cases:
    19 or younger = 1
    20 to 29 = 17
    30 to 39 = 27
    40 to 49 = 25
    50 to 59 = 25
    60 to 69 = 25
    70 to 79 = 16
    80+ = 13

    For statewide statistics visit, www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

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    COVID-19 Update 4-1-2020
  • Apr
    1

    Message about our COVID-19 case count

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    ​We have heard your concerns about the high number of COVID-19 cases in our community, and questions about why our case count is currently higher than other counties with similar population sizes. There are several factors contributing to the number of cases in the county.

    Marion County was among the first counties in Oregon to receive a positive COVID-19 test result. The case was considered community acquired, meaning that the virus had been spreading in our community before the first case was detected. Additionally, we've had relatively large outbreak clusters occur near our county, which has driven the case count up as well. For instance, Marion County has cases related to the veterans' home outbreak in Linn County.

    Our epidemiologists have been quick to conduct contact tracing for each positive case and notify these individuals of their exposure along with the symptoms to look out for (fever, cough, and shortness of breath).

    COVID-19 is spreading throughout the community and there is evidence to suggest that about 25% of people can pass the virus on to others without showing any symptoms. Therefore, we continue to ask that all Marion County residents practice social distancing measures and other preventive measures such as washing hands frequently, using hand sanitizer, and avoiding touching your face with unclean hands. Doing so will help protect your family and the community as a whole.

    We know that this is an unusual and difficult situation for individuals and families in our communities. We all have a part to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Marion County. 

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    Message about our COVID-19 case count
  • Mar
    31

    COVID-19 Update 3-31-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    Today, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced 84 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 18 new cases in Marion County. The announcement brings the statewide total number of cases to 690.

    The following demographic information was reported a few hours before OHA’s report which indicated a total number of positive cases in Marion County of 141, therefore the total number of cases reflected is less than what was announced by OHA. The cases not included in today’s demographic report will be included in tomorrow’s numbers:

    Marion County Cases:
    Positive tests = 137
    Negative tests = 1,268
    Hospitalized = 37
    Deaths = 3

    Age groups for confirmed cases:
    19 or younger = 1
    20 to 29 = 16
    30 to 39 = 24
    40 to 49 = 24
    50 to 59 = 25
    60 to 69 = 22
    70 to 79 = 15
    80+ = 10

    For statewide statistics visit, www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

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    COVID-19 Update 3-31-2020
  • Mar
    30

    COVID-19 Update 3-30-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    Today, the Oregon Health Authority reported 58 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oregon bringing the statewide total to 606. This includes 14 new cases in Marion County. Over the weekend there were 26 cases reported in Marion County.

    We continue to encourage our community members to practice social distancing measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Oregon.

    Marion County Cases:
    Positive tests = 123
    Negative tests = 1,177
    Hospitalized = 35
    Deaths = 3

    Age groups for confirmed cases:
    19 or younger = 1
    20 to 29 = 13
    30 to 39 = 22
    40 to 49 = 22
    50 to 59 = 21
    60 to 69 = 20
    70 to 79 = 15
    80+ = 9

    For statewide statistics visit, www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

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    COVID-19 Update 3-30-2020
  • Mar
    27

    COVID-19 Update 3-27-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    Today, the Oregon Health Authority reported 98 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oregon bringing the statewide total to 414. This includes 26 new cases in Marion County.

    We are saddened to announce a third COVID-19 death in Marion County. The individual was an 82-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive on March 20 and died March 25 at Salem Hospital. Our condolences are with the family at this difficult time. We continue to encourage our community members to practice social distancing measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Oregon.

    Marion County Cases:
    Positive tests = 83
    Negative tests = 731
    Hospitalized = 25
    Deaths = 3

    Age groups for confirmed cases:
    17 or younger = 1
    18 to 24 = 1
    25 to 34 = 11
    35 to 54 = 32
    55+ = 38

    For statewide statistics visit, www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

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    COVID-19 Update 3-27-2020
  • Mar
    26

    COVID-19 Update 3-26-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    Oregon Health Authority has confirmed 57 new cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of those who've tested positive for the virus to 316. 

    The new cases include 14 in Marion County for a total of 57 cases. 

    • Samples for 316 patients tested positive.

    • Samples for 6,953 patients tested negative.

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    COVID-19 Update 3-26-2020
  • Mar
    25

    COVID-19 Update 3-25-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    Today, the Oregon Health Authority announced a total of 266 patients have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been 43 positive test results in Marion County.

    We also learned of a second death in Marion County. Commissioner Colm Willis, chair, said, "We are saddened to learn of the second COVID-19 related death in our community. Our hearts go out to all of our residents and their families who are battling this terrible disease. Please keep them in your prayers. We urge our residents to stay home and stay safe in this difficult time. We must do our part to stop the spread and protect Marion County."

    For more information, visit healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

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    COVID-19 Update 3-25-2020
  • Mar
    25

    What's Open: County Office Contacts and Information

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    On March 21, 2020, the Marion County Board of Commissioners voted to close county facilities to the public in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Many services are modified to prioritize the health and safety of both the public and Marion County staff. While some buildings are physically closed, services may still be offered online, via telephone or via virtual venues and in some circumstances by appointment.

    Department information is listed below:

    Assessor: 503-588-5144 and Tax Office: 503-588-5215

    All documents will be accepted electronically by email (see below) or via the department drobox located on the corner of Court and Church St. NE, Salem. 

    Assessor: assessor@co.marion.or.us
    Personal Property: personalproperty@co.marion.or.us
    Manufactured Structures: manufacturedstructures@co.marion.or.us
    Tax Office: propertytax@co.marion.or.us

    Business Services: 503-589-3295

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Community Services: 503-589-3200

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Clerk's Office:

    Licensing and Recording: Available by phone 503-588-5225

    • Documents can be recorded by e-recording or by mail with proper payment.

    Two e-recording options for those that do not have an e-recording vendor:

    • CSC eRecording Solutions – 866-652-0111 www.erecording.com
    • AmeriTitle in Salem – call 503-581-1431 for courtesy e-recording details

    License and certified document copies – call 503-588-5225 or email recording@co.marion.or.us

    Marriage Licenses – available by scheduled appointment only 503-588-5225

    Passports: Service temporarily suspended

    Elections – Available by phone 503-588-5041

    District Attorney: 503-588-5222

    Office closed, available by phone or email mcdainquiries@co.marion.or.us

    • If you have been subpoenaed, please contact the office for the most updated info.

    Victim Assistance can be reached at 503-588-5253

    • If you are a victim who needs help, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Dog Services: 503-566-6966

    Hours are temporarily altered – shelter is closed to the public and volunteers. For additional information visit our website at www.mcdogs.net.

    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch)

    The shelter's vestibule is open for one party at a time by appt. only.  

    Dog Control Officers will respond to matters of health and safety, including picking up strays, assisting law enforcement, etc. Citations will be sent by certified mail.

    Licensing will be handled by mail, email, or phone. 

    Finance: 503-373-4433

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Housing Authority: 503-798-4170

    Available by phone and/or email (see below):

    Rent and other payments should be mailed to the office address:

    • 2645 Portland Rd. NE Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301

    Documents may be submitted to the office by fax at (503) 798-4171, by email as a scanned pdf directly to your case manager or to mcha_info@mchaor.org, or placed in the drop box that is located outside of the main office door:

    • 2645 Portland Rd. NE Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301

    Health and Human Services Department: 503-588-5357

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Behavioral Health:

    • Adult Behavioral Health: 503-588-5351
    • Addictions Treatment Services: 503-588-5358
    • Children's Behavioral Health: 503-588-5352
    • Psychiatric Crisis Center: 503-585-4949

    Human Services:

    • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services: 503-588-5288

    Public Health:

    • Communicable Disease Reporting Line: 503-588-5352
    • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): 503-588-5057
    • Vital Records: 503-588-5406

    Information Technology: 503-584-7744

    Office closed, available by phone.

    Justice Court: 503-576-7200

    Office closed, available by phone, email: Justicecourt@co.marion.or.us, or mail: 4660 Portland Rd., NE Suite 107, Salem, OR 97305

    Arraignments: Contact the court to request a continuance for your arraignment date.   

    Trials: We have set trials for the months of April and May; those that have received their trial notices will receive postponement notices by mail.

    Juvenile: 503-588-5411

    The following services to be offered via email (juvenile@co.marion.or.us), phone (see below), or video conferencing when available: Probation, Family Support Program, EQUIP Program, Administrative Services, and Records.

    Programs providing services for youth in care: Detention, Guaranteed Attendance Program, and Counseling – After hours phone number 503-588-5321

    Programs closed: Alternative (MATRIX & FUEL), Fresh Start Market, Education Advocates, and Front Reception – phone number 503-588-5411

    Public Works

    Ferries are open.

    Available services and phone numbers to call:

    Adopt-a-Road Program: 503-588-5304
    Brooks Community Service District: 503-588-5084
    Building Permits & Inspection: 503-588-5147
    County Parks: Closed at this time 503-588-5169
    County Surveyor: 503-588-5155
    Dispatch: 503-588-5304
    East Salem Service District: 503-588-5084
    Emergency Management: 503-391-7294
    Fargo Interchange Service District: 503-588-5084
    Flood Preparedness Program: 503-588-5038
    Land Use Planning & Zoning: 503-588-5038
    Public Works Director: 503-588-7943
    Report-a-Concern: 503-588-5304
    Road Closures: 503-588-5304
    Road Maintenance: Open on-call basis 503-588-5304
    Roadway Construction Projects: 503-584-5306
    Solid Waste Services: 503-588-5169
    Stormwater Program: 503-588-5169
    Transportation Permits: 503-584-7710
    Weed Control District: 503-588-5169

    Sheriff's Office:

    Business Line 503-588-5094, Non-Emergency Line 503-588-5032

    Open – Patrol and Jail

    Modified Schedule

    • Civil – Available by phone (Civil Papers are still being delivered, drop off of new civil papers is by appointment only)
    • Community Corrections – Limited Access (Increased utilization of phone and video technology for client visits, on-site programs being delivered using other platforms)
    • Concealed Handgun Licenses – Existing apts rescheduled. Renewals by mail only
    • Records – Available by phone and email
    • Code Enforcement – Available by phone and email, limited field services
    • Alarm Permits – Available by phone, email, and mail only

    Closed – Lobbies, Work Crews, General Jail visiting, Transition Center visiting, Fingerprinting

    Treasurer: 503-584-7750

    Office closed, available by phone.

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    What's Open: County Office Contacts and Information
  • Mar
    24

    COVID-19 Update 3-24-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has confirmed 18 new cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of those who've tested positive for the virus to 209.

    • Samples for 209 patients tested positive.

    • Samples for 4,350 patients tested negative.

    The 18 new cases are in the following counties: Clackamas (3),  Clatsop (1), Jackson (1), Marion (2), Multnomah (4), Polk (2), and Washington (7). There are a total of 32 cases in Marion County. 

    For more information, visit healthoregon.org/coronavirus

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    COVID-19 Update 3-24-2020
  • Mar
    23

    COVID-19 Update 3-23-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has confirmed 30 new cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of those who've tested positive for the virus to 191.

    • Samples for 191 patients tested positive.

    • Samples for 3,649 patients tested negative.

    The 30 new cases are in the following counties: Clackamas (2),  Hood River (1), Linn (1), Marion (8), Multnomah (2), Polk (2), and Washington (14). There are a total of 30 cases in Marion County. 

    For more information, visit healthoregon.org/coronavirus

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  • Mar
    21

    Commissioners close county offices to the public

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    ​Salem, OR – On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the Marion County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting to close Marion County offices to the public effective immediately. County department heads, including elected officials, have designated those employees needed to carry out essential county functions.

    Many county services will be available via telephone and electronic means. To contact county offices, please see the attached list. 

    The county is committed to reducing the spread of coronavirus and needs everyone's help and cooperation right now to reduce the spread of the virus.

    Commissioner Colm Willis, chair, "It is with great reluctance that we are directing Marion County offices closed to the public. All non-essential employees will stay home. In these unprecedented times, it takes extreme measures to ensure the health and safety of our community and employees. COVID-19 has affected us all and we will continue to monitor the situation and reopen as soon as it is safe to do so."

    The county recommends all individuals 65 years or older, or individuals with underlying health conditions, stay home unless seeking essential needs to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The county further recommends county residents consider limiting non-essential travel.

    Marion County declared an emergency on March 16, 2020, due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the county has the second highest number of COVID-19 positive cases in Oregon with 22 cases and one resident has died.

    "Closing county offices will help maintain the health of our valued employees, their families, and our community members," said Katrina Rothenberger, Public Health Director. "Community members should stay home and only go out for essential needs like food and medicine. The spread of COVID-19 won't slow down unless everybody does their part and adheres to preventive measures."

    Additional information about Marion County's response can be found at COVID-19.mchealthy.net

    Board Order 20-033

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  • Mar
    20

    COVID-19 Update 3-20-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    Oregon Health Authority has confirmed 26 new cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of those who've tested positive for the virus to 114. 

    The new cases include 4 in Marion County for a total of 17 cases. Of the 17 positive cases, 3 have now recovered.

    • Samples for 114 patients tested positive.

    • Samples for 2,003 patients tested negative. 

    • Samples for 433 patients await results. 

    For more information, visit healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

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  • Mar
    20

    Marion County learns of first COVID-19 related death

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    Salem, OR - We are saddened to report the death of a community member from COVID-19. Commissioners Willis, Brentano, and Cameron express their deepest sympathies with the individual’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

    Marion County Health and Human Services continues to take necessary, carefully considered steps to slow down the spread of the disease and to protect those at greatest risk. Our top priority continues to be protecting the health of our community. It is critical that individuals and organizations take action to slow the spread of the virus and follow the guidance and recommendations from health care professionals.

    Commissioner Colm Willis, chair, said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we ask everyone to continue to take necessary precautions to minimize your exposure to COVID-19.”

    We empathize with those in our community who have been impacted the COVID-19 outbreak.

    For the family’s privacy, Marion County will not be releasing any patient information.

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  • Mar
    19

    COVID-19 Update 3-19-2020

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has confirmed 13 new cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of those who've tested positive for the virus to 88.

    • Samples for 88 patients tested positive.

    • Samples for 1,329 patients tested negative. 

    • Samples for 437 patients await results. 

    The 13 new cases are in the following counties: Linn (2), Marion (5), Multnomah (4), and Washington (5). There are a total of 13 cases in Marion County. 

    For more information, visit healthoregon.org/coronavirus

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    COVID-19 Update 3-19-2020
  • Mar
    17

    COVID-19 Update 3-17-2020 Social Distancing Measures Announced

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    On Monday evening, Oregon Health Authority announced 8 new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, including one new case in Marion County. There are now 47 cases statewide with 3 in Marion County.

    Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced new measures to flatten the curve of coronavirus transmission in Oregon, including new orders and guidance on social distancing. The following measures take effect on Tuesday, March 17, and continue for four weeks: 

    • Statewide cancelation of all events and gatherings larger than 25 people. It is recommended that Oregonians avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.

    • Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that offer food or beverages for sale are restricted to carry-out and delivery only with no on-site consumption permitted.

    • Food service at health care facilities, workplaces, and other essential facilities will continue. 

    View the full release here

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  • Mar
    16

    COVID-19 Update 3-16-2020 Commissioners Declare Emergency

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID-19

    On Monday, the Marion County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency in response to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. The declaration allows the county to seek resources from the state and federal government and implements the county's Emergency Operations Plan. It provides for emergency purchasing procedures and more flexibility for personnel utilization.

    In keeping with Oregon and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to reduce opportunities for disease transmission, Marion County is canceling gatherings of more than 25 people and taking into account social distancing measures as we review county operations, events, and activities. 

    Read the full release here

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  • Feb
    28

    COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

    Posted by: Health and Human Services

    As the Local Public Health Authority (LPHA), Marion County Health and Human Services plays an important role in responding to any reports of infectious disease. We are working closely with health care providers throughout the county to ensure they are aware of the signs and symptoms and understand the screening guidelines to follow.

    In the case of COVID-19, we are taking guidance from the Oregon Health Authority to ensure our providers are aware of the investigative guidelines related to the virus. We participate in regular conference calls between OHA and other LPHAs to stay up to date with the current status of the virus in the United States and to coordinate messaging to ensure communities throughout Oregon are all provided with the same accurate and up-to-date information.

    Three cases of novel coronavirus have been identified in Oregon. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Marion County and the general risk to the public remains low. Marion County will continue to prepare and monitor the situation so we are ready if the situation changes. 

    For general information about the novel coronavirus, please call 211.

    More information about COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is available on the Marion County Health Department website.

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  • Feb
    21

    North Fork Park Reopens

    Posted by: Public Works

    ​Marion County Parks announces that North Fork Park has reopened. On January 14, the park was closed due to having received several inches of snow. The park will remain open for the rest of the season. 

    For more information about this and other Marion County Parks, visit the website at http://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Parks/, email parks@co.marion.or.us, or call 503-588-5036.

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  • Feb
    20

    St. Louis Fish Ponds Park to Open for the Season

    Posted by: Public Works - Environmental Services

    ​GERVAIS, OR - Marion County Parks announces that St. Louis Fish Ponds Park will open to vehicle traffic for the season on March 1, 2020.

    The popular warm water fishing and dog training destination is located thirteen miles north of Keizer off St. Louis Road. The park has a concrete pathway to the fishing sites, as well as ADA accessible docks, restrooms, and picnic tables, and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to sunset.

    For more information, please call 503-588-5036 or visit the Marion County Parks web site at http://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Parks/Pages/default.aspx.

    For information about fishing and gun use at the park, please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at 503-947-6100.

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  • Dec
    20

    Construction project will bring improvements to 45th Avenue

    Posted by: Public Works

    ​SALEM OR – Marion County has contracted Carter & Company to begin construction on 45th Avenue beginning January 13, 2020. The project will be constructed in several stages and is estimated to be completed in 2021.

    The project will widen the road to accommodate bike lanes, add a turn lane at Fire Protection Way, construct missing sidewalk sections and ramps, and upgrade the stormwater system.  Once construction is complete, the road will receive an asphalt overlay from Ward Drive to Silverton Road.

    The road will remain open with flaggers directing traffic through the work area. Motorists should expect short delays and are advised to use alternate routes.  When traveling through the work area, please remain alert, follow flagger instructions and be considerate of pedestrians, bicyclists, and construction workers.

    For additional information, contact Tina Powell, Office Specialist, or Shane Ottosen Jr, Project Engineer, at 503-588-5036

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