Ellsworth, MN

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Severe Weather season is here!

Nobles County has a protocol to sound ALL sirens in every city in Nobles County if Nobles County is placed in a tornado warning. This is done because when there is possible tornadic activity somewhere in the county, you never know what could be popping up in other parts of the county. That is why the sirens in Ellsworth went off on Monday evening.

The main purpose of a siren is to warn people outdoors that a dangerous situation is happening in the area, and that they need to move indoors into a safe area.

The National Weather Service is exceptionally good about informing the public in advance about

Possible Severe Weather that could happen. I highly suggest following the Sioux Falls branch on Facebook to help prepare you for days and hours ahead of the storm.

You have multiple options to receive notifications about severe weather. A weather radio with good batteries is a must have in the event of cell towers and power lines going down. Cell phone notifications and TV are also great options if there is power and service.

A meteorologist, a storm spotter, or dispatcher cannot precisely predict where a dangerous situation may take place or at a specific time.

Monitor future forecasts. If storms are in the area keep a close eye on radar, and just stay weather aware to keep yourself safe.


Ellsworth Civil Defense Director,

Tim Nolte


If you would like to rent out the City of Ellsworth Community Room in the new city hall, please contact the Ellsworth City Clerk.  Click on the following links for the pricing and the rental agreement. 

Community Room Check List

Community Room Walk Thru List

Community Room Policy & Procedure

Community Room Rental Agreement


Update on 2nd phase of THE New Community Center & Fitness ROOM

The Community room/ fitness room bid was considerably higher than anticipated. We need your help to complete this project. We are at 80%. Will you help reach our goal? FARMERS you can donate a portion of your harvest at the New Vision Elevator in Ellsworth. Let the elevator know that your donation will be going to the City of Ellsworth for the Ellsworth Multi-Purpose project. You will be sent a tax form after payment has been recieved by the Southwest Initiative Foundation. 


Included is the drawing and the pledge form.  Click on Link or see form below. PLEDGE FORM 8 16 2023

If you have any questions, please contact the city hall at 507-967-2373 or Mayor Colette Smythe 507-920-6901.


Sump Pump Discharge Notice:  Any resident with sump pumps draining their water into the sanitary sewer line and NOT disposing it properly out into the storm sewer drains on the street, may be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined up to $700 dollars or jail time. City Ordinance 910.07 Use of Public Services, Subd. 1, Unpolluted Waters.  

The next regular city council meeting will be held on Monday, February 12th, 2024, at 7:00PM in the Ellsworth City Hall Council Chambers. 


The City Clerk’s Office will be closed 

 Friday, May 17th

Monday, May 20th, 8:00AM - 10:00PM

Wednesday, May 22nd, 11:30AM - 5:00PM


If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact the elected officials or employee:


Mayor, Colette Smythe                                                507-920-6901

Councilperson, Mike Lewis, Street                            605-351-2509

Councilperson, Sandy Sanders, Buildings              605-351-8246

Councilperson, Chad Schultz, Parks                       712-470-5977

Councilperson, Tonya Zitzloff, Water & Sewer       612-801-4955



Welcome to our website.  

Introducing ePay!

We're pleased to announce our New electronic bill paying service.  With just a few clicks and either a credit card or your PayPal account, you can now pay most City bills electronically.  No more paper checks, trips to City Hall, or increasingly more expensive postage stamps.  Just click on the Pay My Bills tab and follow the simple directions. Or click the red tab (View/Pay eBills).  Your account number is listed on your utility billing card and the PIN number is listed on the utility bill card on the top, to the right of the City of Ellsworth address.  The service is fast, easy, and inexpensive.  Give it a try.  

Online Payments

We've recently started taking online payments.


View/Pay eBills

EyeOnWater ~

app for your phone or computer

You will be able to view your water usage through simple graphs.  It will spot costly leaks and set up alerts. Set up your account with several easy steps. EyeOnWater is also available as a smartphone app for Android (5.0 and higher) and iOS (9.1 and higher).  Great Tool! 

Click on this link:   Eye on Water

The City of Ellsworth has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this website.  However, due to the possibility of inadvertent errors that may have occurred when entering information, unauthorized access to this site, data transmission errors or changes to source material made since the last update to the website, the information contained on this website should not be deemed reliable for legal purposes.  Please contact the City Clerk-Treasurer at 507-967-2373 to verify the accuracy of the data.