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Garbage Service - West Central Sanitation www.wcsanitation.com 800-246-7630

Cable TV  -  Mediacom  1-800-332-0245 and Windstream Communications (320) 243-2053 or (800) 347-1991

Direct TV - www.DIRECTTVDeal.com  1-866-810-7892

Energy Assistance - Tri-County Action Program www.tricap.org (320) 251-1612 or (888) 765-5597

Gas - Center Point Energy 1-800-245-2377

To Report a Gas Emergency: 1-800-722-9326

Electric  -  Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999

Telephone  -  Windstream Communications (320) 243-2053 or (800) 347-1991 and Mediacom 1-800-332-0245

Water and Sewer  - City of Paynesville  (320) 243-3714 
                                             Billing questions call Belinda Ludwig, Treasurer, ext 228
                                             General questions call Ron Mergen, Public Works Director, ext 230

City Hall & Motor Vehicle  -  (Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)  (320) 243-3714

Building Inspector - Brad Mehlhop: Call  (320) 243-3714 ext 221 or ext 226 or (320) 333-1102

Paynesville School District #741 www.paynesvilleschools.com  (320) 243-3410

Paynesville Community Education www.paynesvillece.com  (320) 243-7570

Paynesville Community Service Center (food shelf) www.paynesvillecsc.org  (320) 243-4953

Paynesville Public Library www.griver.org  (320) 243-7343

Prescription Drug Medication Drop-Off - Unused prescription medications or over-the-counter medications may be dropped off at the Medication Drop Off Site located in the foyer to City Hall Monday  - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proper disposal keeps medication from being misused or contaminating our fragile water sources. The drop box is a secure, safe and anonymous way to dispose of leftover medications. There are no forms to fill out or waiting in line.

RV DUMP SITE - The location is at 605 Lake Avenue. The RV should enter off Lake Avenue and exit from the ambulance garage driveway. It is very important not to block the ambulance driveway in case of an emergency. A secure box is installed for donations towards the maintenance of the site. Paynesville Township and Ted's RV are supporters of the RV dump in the same format the City supports the Oil Depot. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ron Mergen, Public Works Director at (320) 243-3714 extension 230 or ron@paynesvillemn.com.

United Way 2-1-1 (or 1-800-543-7709 from a cell phone) - This is a free, multilingual and confidential 24/7 community helpline that can assist callers with questions regarding housing, financial assistance, transportation, clothing, food, healthcare, as well as parenting and family resources.  www.221unitedway.org

Green Roof Area Center - (320)243-4799; 1105 W Main St

Recycling - Guidelines for recycling

Home Security - ADT Security

Senior Living - Senior Living Help

Help for Single Mothers - Financial Help for Single Mothers

Energy Assistance

The Energy Assistance Program at Tri-CAP may be able to help you pay your heating bill this winter. Beginning October 1 through May 31, the Energy Assistance Program helps eligible households pay for winter energy services. If you live in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, or Stearns County, call Tri-CAP at 320-251-1612 or 888-765-5597 to learn more and apply. Or visit us online at www.tricap.org and find out if they can help reduce your stress of staying warm this winter.

City of Paynesville Check Acceptance Policy

  • Proper ID must be presented
  • Name and MN address must be preprinted on check
  • Home, cell, or business phone number must be provided
  • No second or third party checks accepted
  • No postdated or Stale Dated checks accepted
  • Checks for the amount of purchase only
  • Payable to: City of Paynesville, Motor Vehicle 115, or Paynesville Liquor
  • All NSF checks may be recovered electronically with a $30.00 service fee added to the total amount (as provided for in MN Statute  604.113 Subd.2a).

The City reserves the right to refuse any check presented. The City will NOT accept checks issued by anyone who has previously had checks returned for insufficient or uncollected funds.

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us to use information from your check to make a one – time electronic fund transfer (EFT) from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.

Checks returned unpaid by your financial institution are subject to a service charge of $30.00, plus any applicable state tax or the maximum allowed by law. Checks returned for insufficient or uncollected funds, together with the service charges and tax, maybe ne debited electronically from your account using a bank draft drawn from your account.