Welcome to Merrill, Oregon
The City of Merrill was incorporated in 1903 and still epitomizes the same small town charm of that era. A community of 845 people in south central Oregon located just 5.4 miles from the California border. Farming and agriculture related businesses are the primary economy sustaining industries of the area. The city is a proud supporter of agriculture. The main street of Merrill is lined with quaint specialty shops where customers are still greeted on a first name basis and most transactions are still sealed with a handshake. This friendly, tight knit community is considered a modern-day Mayberry, a place that is safe for your children to grow up and where neighbor still watches out for neighbor. People may say that progress and traffic move way too slow in Merrill, but just view it as an opportunity to take in the small-town atmosphere and to revert back to when life was less demanding and less hurried. Please come and enjoy the small-town atmosphere for yourself! Home of the October annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival since 1937.
For Notifications and/or Special Events, go to the About Merrill tab above and select Notifications.
The Lost River Bluegrass Festival will be held on July 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2023. For more information on camping, gate admission costs, vendor information, and the event schedule, please visit lostriverfestival.com.
The 5th Annual Lost River Bluegrass Festival will take place July 7th - July 9th, 2023. It's going to be fantastic! The talent is incredible, and there will be numerous additional venues open throughout the week before the Festival. All are welcome! Bring your picnic basket and eat on the grass, or eat at one of the nearby restaurants. Bring your family, invite your friends, and let the kids run wild. The entire Basin has been invited. P.S. Remember to bring your own chairs.
2023 Band Line up:
Edgar Loudermilk Band,
The Central Valley Boys,
The Weters Flyers with Redd Volkaert,
One Button Suit,
Jim Walter Jamboree,
Kentucky Sky Bluegrass Band,
AND OUR VERY Own Stukel Mountain Stranglers
Credit Debit Accepted
We are pleased to announce that we are setup to accept debit credit payments. The customer will be charged an extra $3.00 minimum fee for using the credit debit machine on top of the normal bill amount. The fee is not collected by the City but by the company for the machine. You can pay your by online at
Thank you, The City of Merrill
The Klamath County Burn Advisory for Summer Open burn widow is avialable at 541-882- BURN (2876). You may also contact Merrill Rural Fire Chief Heim at 541-281-3009
With the ongoing drought, the City of Merrill and the Merrill Rural Fire Protection District would like to take the time to address the wildfire situation. Please observe and adhere to the dates when fire season goes into effect. The City of Merrill’s burning ordinances and the Outside City Limits Burning Regulation can be found on the City of Merrill’s website @ cityofmerrill.org. Please keep vegetation mowed down and clear all weeds and debris from around your property. If you see overgrown vegetation or debris that needs tended to, please notify the City of Merrill or the Merrill Rural Fire Protection District. Always have garden hoses and access to water readily available. For burning days, please call MRFPD Fire Chief John Heim @ (541) 281-3009. If you see or suspect something out of control, immediately call 911 before the situation worsens. Small fires are easier to put out than large ones.
Code enforcement will be taking a closer look at adherence to vegetation and trash ordinances. The ordinances can be found at the city of Merrill’s website. If help is needed addressing a certain situation, don’t hesitate to call Public Works Director, Greg Matthews, at (541) 891-3178. We will help any way we can. Above all, use common sense. About the time we say, it can’t happen here, it just might. Thank You, City of Merrill and Merrill Rural Fire Protection District.
For the Merrill Rural Fire Department Burning Outdoors Outside City Limits Notification CLICK HERE
Outdoor Burning Regulations in Merrill and Chapter 90.23 (c) Noxious Vegetation
Burning Regulations CLICK HERE
Chapter 92: Merrill Clean Air Ordinance CLICK HERE
Chapter 90.23 Nuisances Affecting Public Safety (c) Noxious Vegetation CLICK HERE
Chapter 90.23 Ordinance No. 2025 CLICK HERE
We are pleased to announce that we are now setup to accept ACH (Automatic Withdrawals) from your checking account for free. For all other credit payments the customer will be charged an extra $3.99 or 3.5% fee for each payment. The fee is not collected by the City but by doxo. You can pay your bill on line by clicking on the Pay Bill tab below.