sales tax projects

800 MHz Tower Replacement and Upgrades

This project will increase radio system coverage in the southern portion of Marion County with the replacement of a 800MHz radio and upgrades to existing equipment.

Spent: $3,104,865.08

Status: In progress

800 MHz Radio Replacement

This is the radio system used by all public safety personnel to communicate. The radios currently used are no longer being produced and are ending their support life. The upgrade to new radios will provide citizens the assurance that the responding public safety professionals can communicate.

Spent: $8,185,514 

Status: Complete. More than 2,000 new radios have been distributed to public safety personnel across the county, including staff with law enforcement, fire rescue and animal control. Marion County has fully implemented encryption on all First Responders radios. 

Backup Emergency Communications Center

A backup location for the communications (911) center would ensure continuity of emergency dispatch should an evacuation of the primary location be required.


Spent: $139,895.60 

Status: In progress

Marion County Board of County Commissioners
601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471


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