Media Guidelines

City Council Meetings

An audio mult-box is available for broadcast reporters covering meetings in the chamber of City Hall. It is located along the windows in the rear center of the chamber. Meeting videos stream live and are archived on the city's website.

Confirm It's Marietta

Save time by checking the city's address database to ensure the topic you are contacting us about is inside Marietta's city limits.

Commercial Photo/Video

All commercial, non-news videotaping, or filming must be approved in advance by the city's Parks, Recreation and Facilities department. To get a permit, visit the Film Permits page.

Logo Usage

Use of the city's logo, seal and police and fire badges and emblems is restricted. Requests for use may be made by contacting the city's Public Information Office by email or by phone 770-794-5509.

Open Records Requests

Written open records requests should be directed to the City Clerk's office.


Media vehicles may park free on the top level of the City Hall parking deck on Lawrence Street. Broadcast vehicles not able to access the parking deck because of their size may park free temporarily in a loading zone on Lawrence Street in front of City Hall if those spaces are not needed for city vehicles. Broadcast crews may videotape or broadcast live from City Hall provided vehicles and equipment do not interfere with traffic or city activities. View the Downtown Marietta Parking Map (PDF). For directions, visit the Where is Marietta page.


Members of the news media covering Marietta city government are welcome to report and shoot video and still photography from publicly accessible city facilities. Media are encouraged to coordinate visits through the city's Public Information Office to ensure availability of resources and subject matter experts. Please email the Public Information Office, or call at 770-794-5509.

For reporting involving Marietta Police, Fire, Power or Water, contact the appropriate spokesperson for those departments. The Mayor and members of City Council conduct their own media relations. Reporters and the public should contact elected officials directly when seeking comment from them.