COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR ELLSWORTH AREA RESIDENTS/BUSINESSES

The City of Ellsworth is following Federal, State and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. At this time, all City of Ellsworth buildings/facilities/departments have been closed to the public, however staff will be available from 8AM to 4PM to assist citizens and businesses over the phone, and via fax and Email. Options have been provided for the continuation of regular business transactions and functions such as vehicle registration, property tax/utilities collection, license distribution, building permits, etc. Many of these functions are available on-line. Please call 667-2563 with questions on how to complete any business transactions that you normally conduct with the City. You may also contact the City via normal Email and Website channels as well.

Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services, Public Works and Water/Wastewater Departments are staffed and available to respond to all emergencies. The Transfer Station will be open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only until further notice. Please check the City’s Website and Facebook page for updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Launch Schedule
  • Self Inspection Course
  • Boat Launch Location
  • Because Branch Lake is the City of Ellsworth’s drinking water source, Branch Lake boat launch has strict regulations including a boat inspection before a craft can enter the water. Inspections are conducted at the City operated boat launch when an attendant is present, or with a small investment of time spent taking a training class boaters can become self-inspectors and venture out onto Branch Lake when they please.

    May

    5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Every day

    June, July, August

    5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Every day

    September

    6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Every day

    The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.

  • Because Branch Lake is the City of Ellsworth’s drinking water source, Branch Lake boat launch has strict regulations including a boat inspection before a craft can enter the water. Inspections are conducted at the City operated boat launch when an attendant is present, or with a small investment of time spent taking a training class boaters can become self-inspectors and venture out onto Branch Lake when they please.

    The City provides a free Self Inspection Course for anyone seeking to launch a boat at their convenience on Branch Lake. A one-hour training session is all that is required to become a certified self-inspector of boats for aquatic invasive species.

    Please note: Self-inspection of personal watercraft (jet skis / wave runners) is prohibited. Personal watercraft must be inspected by City staff before being launched in Branch Lake.

    There is no charge for the one-hour course, but advance registration is encouraged.

    Contact the Water Department at 667-2563 for the Boat Self-Inspection Course schedule and registration.

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  • Because Branch Lake is the City of Ellsworth’s drinking water source, Branch Lake boat launch has strict regulations including a boat inspection before a craft can enter the water. Inspections are conducted at the City operated boat launch when an attendant is present, or with a small investment of time spent taking a training class boaters can become self-inspectors and venture out onto Branch Lake when they please.