New Resident Resources

Welcome to the City of Ames.  Life here is enhanced by the preservation of our local history and the enjoyment of today.  Our community combines agriculture, industry, history, civic activities, recreation and countless other events for a wholesome and fulfilled lifestyle, making it an ideal place to raise a family and grow your business.

The following information should help ease the transition of moving into the area for new residents.

Electric Service

Entergy 1-877-387-2499


Sanitation & Recycling

City of Ames 936-336-7278 

*Please come to the City Hall to register for sewer and trash*


Water Utilities

Ames Water Suppy Corporation


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up to receive Alerts and News & Notices?

Simply click the "Subscribe" button located on the left side of the home page. FIll out the brief form with your preferred contact information and click submit.

Where do I go to vote?

All City elections are conducted by the City of Ames. Please visit the elections page for locations and upcoming election information.

Is there a late fee for the sewer bill?

A $5.00 late fee is added towards the sewer bill after the 23rd of every month.