City Attorney

FOIA Requests

Anyone wishing to request public records of the city pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., shall put their request in writing specifying what records are being requested and send the request by email to or or by mail to:

FOIA Officer
℅ City Clerk or City Attorney
350 Tower Square Plaza
Marion, Illinois 62959

The requester shall provide an address where the response can be sent.  A response will be provided within 5 business days of the date of receipt of the request pursuant to the act, unless an extension is requested or unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties.

Ordinance Violations and Appeals

The City of Marion processes Ordinance Violation (OV) cases through the Williamson County Courthouse.  If a person receives a city ordinance violation, the person may be able to pay the ticket ahead of time and avoid going to court and paying court costs.

Police Department Issued Tickets

If the ticket is marked “no court appearance required” you can avoid court by going to the Circuit Clerk’s office at the Courthouse, before the court date listed on the ticket and paying the ticket early per Schedule 12 of the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act.

Building and Code Services, Fire Department and Animal Control Issued Tickets

You may avoid court and paying court costs by paying the ticket in advance at the Building and Code Services Department within 10 days of receiving the ticket.

Anyone failing to pay or handle a ticket in advance of the court date, and who also fails to appear in court when scheduled, shall have a default judgement entered against them with fines and costs being assessed.  If a person fails to pay the fines and costs, notice of such non-payment may be sent to debt collections and the Illinois Secretary of State.

City Attorney

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