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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Remember to move cars off the street when snow begins to fall. They must remain off the street until snow is removed from curb to curb and snow has stopped falling. Make plans now where to put your vehicle while the streets are being plowed. Vehicles not moved can and will be towed at owner's expense.


      Chapter 69  Parking Regulations

69.02   Park Adjacent to Curb.  No person shall stand or park a vehicle in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway except as hereinafter provided in the case of angle parking and vehicles parked on the left-hand side of one-way streets.

69.04  Angle Parking. Angle or diagonal parking is permitted only in the following locations:

         1. Main Street, on both sides, from 1st Street to 2nd Street.