• The City will accept credit/debit cards for payment on the website, over the phone or in person for your utility bills, rental fees, pool payments, golf cart registration, etc. 
  • We are now able to do an ACH for your utility bill from banks other than MidWest One. The form is available under the FORMS tab on the website. There is NO additional fee to use this service.

  • If you would like your utility bills e-mailed, instead of mailed, please notify City Hall at 641-482-3338, e-mail to citymelb@partnercom.net or put a note through the mail slot with your name, address and e-mail along with a current phone number if we have questions.

  • The mowing ordinance is in effect starting in April. Vegetation, including grass and weeds is to be no more than 6″ in height. No warning letter will be sent, as the ordinance will be posted in full on this site and at the post office, bank and City Hall, as well as published in the Mid-Iowa Enterprise annually. If the City mows the nuisance, it will be a fee of $100 per person per hour, with a minimum of $200. The City does not want to mow it any more than you want to get fined. Thank you for taking care of your property. 

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 786 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, 35 minutes from Ankeny and 60 minutes from Des Moines, 30 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.

Budget and max property tax levy information on budget tab

Community Calendar

May 2024