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.

Ellsworth Public Works

Documents & Forms

See a complete list of documents and forms from all City departments.


Learn how to register to vote, how to vote absentee and polling hours and locations.


Find information on a variety of business licenses require for the city, as well as how to license your dog, get a marriage license or a hunting and fishing license. Learn how to apply for all types of licenses.


The City issues construction permits for, land development permits, as well as permits for structures close to bodies of water. Learn how to apply for all types of permits issues by the City. 

Property Assessment & Taxes

Find information on personal property taxes and parcel information as well as real estate and sales data. Learn options for reducing property taxes and finding tax payment information through our Self Service Portal. 

Tax Acquired Properties for Sale

Review a list of tax acquired properties that are available for sale in the City of Ellsworth.

Transfer Station & Recycling

Learn the location and hours of the Ellsworth Transfer Station, how to have your trash picked up curbside, as well as items accepted for recycling.

Vehicle Registration

Learn how to register your automobile, trailer, boat, snowmobile or ATV. Use our Excise Tax Estimator to learn the amount of Excise Tax you should expect to pay. 

Vital Records

Learn how to get copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses and death certificates.

Water & Sewer

Learn about water and sewer services offered by the City of Ellsworth.