City of Ely Goal Setting Review


Every two years, the City of Ely staff and Council complete a goal setting session where they reflect on the previous 24 months as a whole, as well as set goals and priorities for the next two years. To view a summary of the 2018 session, click here.

Golf Cart Registration/Renewal


 2018-2019 Golf Cart Registration


This is your annual Golf Cart/ATV Permit Registration Reminder!

If your golf cart is already registered, your current permit will expire on March 31, 2018.



Annual registrations are valid April 1 through March 31.

Registration/Renewal Fee $25. City Clerk/City Administrator must inspect the vehicle before issuing or renewing.


To view the City ordinance on Golf Carts, click here.
To download the fillable registration form, click here.

Ely Finds New City Administrator

Ely Finds New City Administrator

The City of Ely has hired a new city administrator. Here is a brief background of the city’s newest hire:

Denise Hoy will be welcomed as City Administrator for the City of Ely starting January 1, 2017.

Denise has over 29 years of experience working in local government including City Administrator for the City of Conrad, Iowa. She has served on the Executive Board for the Iowa League of Cities and currently serves on the Governor-appointed State of Iowa City Finance Committee.