Marion County property taxes due February 5

Property tax bills by mail

Property tax bills for the first half of 2021 have been mailed out and are due Feb. 5 to avoid penalties, according to Marion County Treasurer Jan Draper. Invoices are full page and orange/white in color.

Taxpayers who have not received their tax bills by Jan. 21 are asked to call the Treasurer’s Office at 740-223-4030, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Taxpayers who have recently moved and/or need to update their mailing address should contact the Treasurer’s Office as soon as possible.

The following banks are accepting property tax payments until February 5 (you must have your bill to make payment at these banks): Park National Bank, Fahey Bank, Premier Bank and First Citizens National Bank. Taxes may also be paid by mail, USPS postmark accepted, or at the Treasurer’s Office located in the Marion County Building, 222 W. Center St. during business hours.

Credit and debit cards are accepted at the office. There is a charge for this service. You can also pay online on the Treasurer’s website and the Auditor’s website. When paying on the websites, you have the additional option of using an eCheck.

Marion County Historical Society receives NEA grant

The Marion County Historical Society received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for its Folk Art Education and Community Outreach Program.

It is one of 45 grants totaling $1,065,000 awarded to arts projects in Ohio and among nearly 1,500 awarded nationwide in the first round of funding for fiscal year 2022 by the NEA.

Most of Ohio’s awards were distributed through the NEA’s Arts Projects program, its main grant program for organizations.

This article originally appeared on Marion Star: Briefs: Property taxes mailed in, due February 5

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