Ellsworth, MN

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The 2024 Reconditioning Road Work will begin on 

Monday April 29th.

Please remove your vehicles, trucks, trailers, or other obstacles off of the streets that are highlighted in yellow. Work begins *Monday, April 29th.  The highlighted areas in yellow are the streets that will be included in this project. 


*This has been rescheduled from April 15th. 



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



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Appeal and Equalization of City of Ellsworth in Nobles County, Minnesota, will meet at the Ellsworth City Hall, at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May I st, 2024 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said City for the year 2024. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to appeal that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected.

No appeal that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or the agent, shall have been notified of such appeal.

Given under my hand this 22nd day of March 2024.


                                                    Dawn A. Huisman, Clerk of the City of Ellsworth 



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.  

City Wide Appliance Pick Up   



Printers, Computers,

Water Heaters, Air Conditioners,

Wash Machines, Dryers, Stoves,

Refrigerators, Freezers,

Water Softeners, Dishwashers, Furnaces,

Garbage Disposals, Heat lamps, trash compactors, compressors, treadmills &   Monitors


The City of Ellsworth will be holding the appliance pickup on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.


Cost for all the above, EXCEPT the Printer, is $25.00 dollars per item. Printers are $10.00 per item.

TVs & Computer Screens are $35.00.


You will need to pre-pay for your pickup. All items will need to be set out by the front curb by 7:30AM on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, or it will not get picked up. If you fail to pre-pay, it will NOT get picked up either. Schaap Sanitation will be picking these items up. The city does not make any money from this. It is a service provided to you. Please pay by Tuesday, April 30th, 2024, by 4:30PM at the City Clerk’s Office.


The Residential Spring City Wide Clean-Up will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.


Schaap Sanitation will be doing the annual City Clean up one day only.

This day will be on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024. (Same day as pre-paid Appliance Pick up).  Items will need to be set out on the curb (NOT IN THE ALLEY) by 7:30AM or it will NOT be picked up.  They only go down a street one time.  If it is not set out when they go by, it will NOT get picked up.

No appliances, toxic or hazardous wastes, tires, batteries, cement, bricks, oil, fluorescent bulbs etc.  Also, NO OUT OF TOWN JUNK is allowed or commercial clean up.

Items that can be thrown in the garbage include:  Shredders, Vacuum Cleaners, Blenders, Mixers, and Humidifiers. 

Empty card board boxes will NOT be picked up while cleanup is going on.  Please put these items in your recycling.  Thank you for your cooperation.

NO clean out of homes.  NO major remodeling projects. 2024

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 

Wednesday, April 10th

Friday, April 12th

Thursday, April 25th

Friday, April 26th

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.