The Marion County Office of Public Information is available to assist local, state, national and international media with requests relating to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners (MCBCC) and any of the departments and offices it oversees. This guide provides reporters a quick overview of the organization, services provided and the most effective ways to contact our office.
Contact our office for:
- MCBCC/departments facts and context.
- Phone and video interviews.
- Access to facilities for photography and video.
- Story ideas.
Before traveling to county offices and facilities. This saves gas costs and travel time if the desired interview is not possible at the desired time.
As soon as possible. Regular staff hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For media requests relating to the MCBCC and its departments and offices only. Marion County government operates separately from the cities of Ocala, Belleview and Dunnellon, and from Marion County’s five constitutional offices (Marion County Clerk of the Court, Marion County Property Appraiser, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Supervisor of Elections and Marion County Tax Collector). Media requests relating to any of the cities or constitutional offices must be initiated directly with them.
The Marion County Office of Public Information facilitates media relations and interviews for the MCBCC and the following departments and offices: Marion County Administration, Marion County Airport, Marion County Animal Services, Marion County Building Safety, Marion County Community Services, Marion County Facilities Management, Marion County Fire Rescue, Marion County Fleet Management , Marion County Growth Services, Marion County Information Technology, Marion County MSTU, Marion County Office of the County Engineer, Marion County Parks and Recreation, Marion County Procurement Services, Marion County Public Library System, Marion County Public Safety Communications, Marion County Solid Waste, Marion County Utilities, Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service, Marion County Veterans Services and the Ocala/Marion Visitors & Convention Bureau.