Town of Marion, MA Information

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Address: Town House, 2 Spring St., Marion, MA 02738.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (508) 748-3500, Fax: (508) 748-2845
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen (3 members); Executive Secretary: Paul F. Dawson; Open Town Meeting
Board of Selectmen Meetings: Monday evenings every week.
Board of Selectmen Chairman: Stephen M. Cushing (2017).

For this week’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting agenda, visit the Wanderer Newspaper website.

Locus Map of Town of Marion
Marion Locus Map
Open 150 kb size map.Map of Town of Marion Parcels on 2001 aerial photo
Marion Parcel Map
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Open 500 kb size map.Topographic Map of the Town of Marion
Marion Topographic Map
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Open 860 kb size map.MA DEP Core wetlands in Marion, MA
Marion Core Wetlands
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Open 500 kb size map.1999 land use map of Marion, MA
MassGIS Land Use Map of Marion (1999)
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Marion Zoning Map

Marion Zoning -1999

Marion Water Mains

Marion Water Mains

Marion Sewer Lines

Marion Sewer Lines

Marion Open Space

Marion Open Space

Marion 2001 Proposed Zoning

Marion 2001 Proposed Zoning

Marion sewered lots

Marion sewered lots

Aerial of Bird Island

Aerial of Bird Island showing eelgrass


2000 Population (2000 U.S. Census): 5,123 (percent increase=13.9%)
1990 Population (1990 U.S. Census): 4,496
2000 Housing Units: 2,439; (including unoccupied)
Average Persons per Unit: 2.10

Land Use and Geography

Total Area: 26.69 sq. miles
Dry Land Area: 14.63 sq. miles
Population Density: 307 per sq. miles


Deed and Assessors Online Data Links

Town of Marion Online Assessors Data Base

Plymouth County Online Deeds Data Base

GIS Shapefiles of Marion Open Space and Parcels

The Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program maintains a GIS parcel coverage of open space and town parcels, but generally you can get the most up to date coverages at the MassGIS website.

Marion, MA Public Boat Ramps

  • Island Wharf Town Dock (unpaved municipal, resident sticker required for parking) Google Map
  • Aucoot Cove (private marina, for fee) Google Map
  • Wings Cove Ramp (municipal, public, but resident parking only) Google Map
  • Town Ramp (municipal) and Burr Brothers Ramp (private, but allows public use for a two dollar fee). These two ramps are very close together. There is no fee to use the Town Ramp, but there is no public parking available. Google Map


Public Beaches

Silver Shell Beach (public beach but resident parking only).

Permitted Pollution Discharges and Toxic Waste Generators

EPA’s enviro-mapper showing surface water dischargers or waste generators.Groundwater dischargers are not shown.

Marion 2007 NPDES Phase II MS4 permit annual report

Potential Wetland Restoration Sites

The following downloads are excerpts from our report Selected Inventory of Potential Wetland Restoration Sites in the Buzzards Bay Watershed. Click the links to open the files in your web browser, or right click to save to your computer. Graphics on these pdf files has been degraded to reduce file size. Request a CD if this report (click the above link for more info) to obtain higher resolution pdf files.

Appendix 4. Sites in Marion (3.5 MB pdf file).

Site Locus Map for Marion (3.5 MB pdf file).


town sealTown of Marion Homepage

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Page on Marion

New Bedford Standard Times info page on Marion

Today’s Marion News from the New Bedford Standard Times

Sippican Lands Trust


Reports and Correspondence

May 16, 2005 Letter to to Marion Housing Committee regarding a review of environmental impacts of a chapter 40B project.
This letter includes a potential management solution in applying an unused provision of the state Title 5 onsite wastewater disposal regulations to minimize environmental impacts from Chapter 40Bs.

May 26, 2005 follow-up letter on a proposed Chapter 40B project comparing possible nitrogen loading scenarios.
This letter compares standard development to a 40B project with different nitrogen limit standards.

BBP Produced map of certified and potential vernal pools, and endangered species habitat in the Marion area.
This map (2.0 MB pdf file) was prepared at the request of the Marion Conservation Commission.

February 2005 Buildout Report for the Town of Marion prepared by BBNEP Regional Planner, John Rockwell (91 kb pdf)
This report was prepared at the request of the Marion Board of Selectmen. The report includes links to maps and additional sites of information.

March 2004: Docks and Piers model watersheet zoning bylaw (29 kb pdf)

The Marion Marine Resources Commission developed this model zoning bylaw with the assistance of the Buzzards Bay NEP. However, the planning board never decided to review the proposed bylaw, so the bylaw never came to town meeting for a vote.. Story on the Dock and Pier Bylaw

October 29, 1998 draft report on analysis of nitrogen loading in Marion (2 MB pdf)

Spragues Cove Stormwater Remediation Fact Sheet

Report: The Financial Impact of Town-Wide Conservation Restrictions to the Marion Town Budget (78 kb pdf)

Appointed Officials


  • Town Administrator, Paul F. Dawson, 748-3550
  • Elected Officials
  • Selectmen: 748-3520
    Stephen M. Cushing, Chairman, 2017
    Jonathan F. Henry, Vice-Chairman, 2016
    Jonathan E. Dickerson, Clerk, 2018
  • Assessors: 748-3518
    Bradford N. Eames, Chairman, 2016
    Catherine A. Gibbs, M.A.A., Assessor, 2017
    Ray E. Pickles, Assessor, 2018
    Patricia A. DeCosta, M.A.A. Associate Assessor
  • Planning Board: 748-3517
    Norman A. Hills, Clerk, 2016
    Robert H. Lane, Chairman, 2017
    Jerry Ferrari, Vice Chairman, 2016
    Jennifer A. Francis, 2018
    Stephen C. Gonsalves, 2018
    Eileen J, Marum, 2017
    Michael D. Popitz, MD, 2017
  • Moderator:
    David B. Titus
  • Board of Health: 748-3530
    John B. Howard, M.D., Chairman, May 2018 Albin R. Johnson III, Vice Chairman, May 2016 Elizabeth S. Dunn, R.N., Clerk, May 2017
  • Open Space Acquisition Commission:
    John Rockwell, Chairman
    Joseph P. Keogh, Clerk
    Randy L. Parker
    Jeffrey Oakes
    Jonathan Howland
  • Conservation Commission: 748-3560
    Norman A. Hills, Chairman, June 30, 2016
    Joel D. Hartley, Vice Chairman, June 30, 2017
    Jeffrey J. Doubrava, Clerk, June 30, 2018
    Stephen C. Gonsalves, June 30, 2017
    Cynthia Callow Trinidad, June 30, 2016
    Lawrence B. Dorman, Associate Member, June 30, 2018
  • Finance Committee
    Alan Minard, Chairman Jeffrey P. Dickerson Hamish Gravem Karen Kevelson Lee Vulgaris
  • Other Staff, Appointed Officials and Department Heads
    Fire Chief, Brian Jackvony, 748-3510Building Inspector, Scott Shippey, 748-3516
    Superintendent of Public Works, Robert C. Zora, 748-3540Harbormaster, Michael H. Cormier, 748-3535Council on Aging Director, Susan J. Schwager, 748-3570Health Director, Karen A. Walega, CHO, 748-3533