Services and Utilities


Utility Bills

Please mail your utility bill to the City Hall – 1570 Rowley St., Ely, Iowa 52227 or stop in upstairs to the City office and drop it off personally. You can also leave your Ely utility payment in the drop box, located just outside City Hall. You may also leave your utility payment at the Solon State Bank – Ely at 1540 State Street.

Payment should be made no later than the 20th of each month. A late charge of $10 will be assessed for those payments not received by that date. Payments not received after 10 days past due date may result in loss of service. If water service is discontinued, there is a $20 fee to re-establish connection.

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Experiencing Sewer Problems?

Residents experiencing slow drains, sewers, and/or sewer backups are encouraged to call City Hall at 848-4103, or on weekends and after office hours at 848-7603, as soon as possible. A random blockage in the City’s main may be creating the problem. Public Works will check the main and clean any blockages in the main. Blockages located in the home sewer system are the responsibility of the homeowner. Ely has a scheduled inspection and maintenance program. Please be aware that, according to case law, municipalities cannot be held responsible for any damage resulting from sewer back-ups if they maintain an inspection and maintenance program.

Service/UtilityCompany NameLocationPhone #
Water/Sewer City of ElyEly City Hall
1570 Rowley St.
Po Box 248
Ely, IA 52227
Garbage/RecyclingWaste Management800-964-8988
GasMid-American Energy 888-427-5632
ElectricAlliant Energy398-4406
ElectricLinn County REC 5965 REC Drive
Marion IA 52302
TV, Internet, PhoneSouth Slope Communications 980 North Front Street
North Liberty, IA 52317 
TV ServicesDirectTV  866-664-9485
School DistrictCollege Community 401 76 Av SW
Cedar Rapids IA 
DOTDrivers License & Plates3726 Queen Ct. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Police/Fire/EMSEmergencies 911
Sheriff (NON Emergency)Linn Co. Sherriff’s Dept. 892-6100
Fire DepartmentEly Volunteer Fire Dept. 1300 Main St.
Ely, IA 52227
Humane SocietyCedar Valley Humane Society7411 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403