Welcome to Our Community

Melbourne is an incorporated place (Class Code, P1) located in Marshall County at latitude 41.941 and longitude – 93.103.  The elevation is 1043 feet, Melbourne appears on the Melbourne U. S. Geological Survey Map.  Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT-6).  Melbourne has a population of 830 with 348 housing units; a land area of .57 sq. mile

We are known as a charming bedroom community that has many enjoyable conveniences within the city.  Melbourne has several local businesses that have been here for over 50 years.  Our citizens are very proud of our heritage and of our future.  Our future is what we make happen and we want to go forward with excellence.

We have a yearly city celebration which we call "Mousehole Days".  This event brings our community and surrounding communities into our city for everyone to enjoy the pleasure of a small town celebration. 

We are located 18 miles from Marshalltown just off Hwy 330.  We are 45 minutes from Ames, 45 minutes from Ankeny and 60 minutes from Des Moines, 45 minutes from Altoona,  30 minutes from Newton.  We are centralized enough so you could commute to any job that you may have.  Please feel free to come to Melbourne and visit.

For more information about our city please feel free to contact our City Hall at 641-482-3338 or contact us.


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golf cartAll registrations are now in the spring. Beginning April 1 and running through May 15, you can come to City Hall, with your golf cart, driver's license and proof of insurance. We will look your golf cart over for the items you are required to have, copy your proof of insurance and driver's license and you will receive your orange flag for your cart .

We will also have one day on a weekend when we will be at City Hall for those of you who have no time during the week. We will do this on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10 am to 2 pm. If you do not have a new flag by May 16, you will be cited.


                                                                              SIGN UP FOR THE NEW ALERT IOWA SYSTEM NOTICE

Marshall County is working on the new Alert Iowa System.  We are in the infancy stages but are starting to build the system as we go.  Now is the time for citizens of Marshall County to sign up and get alerts on their cell and/or home phones and e-mail.  At first, it will be the general programmed weather and civil alerts (similar to what you would get on a NOAA Weather Radio) and eventually we will be adding alerts that can come from Emergency Management and Law Enforcement.

Messages can be issued via landline or wireless phone, text messaging, e-mail, FAX, TDD/TTY, and social media.

Please go to this link and sign yourself and your family up.  Each person will need to fill out their own page and submit it.  Please share this will anyone and everyone in the county that you can.  We will be putting out more information as soon as we have more.

Thank you everyone for being patient as we build this system and do more training on it.

If you have questions please let me know.



Kimberly Elder, CEM
Marshall County Emergency Management Agency
Region 1 Homeland Security Board Contact
2369 Jessup Avenue Floor 3
Sheriff's Office Admin. Bldg.
Marshalltown, IA 50158