Emergency: Police Dept./Fire Dept./First Responders/Emergency Medical Services:  911

Milford Police Department: (for non-emergencies) 712-336-2525

Milford Post Office: 712-338-4556

Gas – Black Hills Energy: 888-890-5554 (emergency: 800-694-8989)

Electric – Alliant Energy: 800-255-4268 (outage reporting: 877-740-5050)

Telephone – Mediacom: 800-790-8187

Internet – Mediacom: 800-790-8187

Sewer – Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District: 712-338-2626

Garbage – City of West Okoboji: 712-320-4394

Water – City of West Okoboji: 712-320-4394

Iowa One Call: 811 (Iowa law requires that any person, homeowner, professional, public or private entity, planning to engage in any form of excavation within the state of Iowa, must notify the Iowa One Call notification system, at 1-800-292-8989 or 811, at least 48 hours prior to excavating.  CALL BEFORE YOU DIG.)



Billed yearly by the City up to 48,000 gallons = $524.00 Minimum Charge + 7% Sales Tax

Usage in excess of 48,000 gallons, is billed at a rate of $5.24/1000 gallons of usage + 7% Sales Tax, in addition to the minimum charge.  Bills are mailed yearly on July 1.

Invasive Species (IS) improvements are $180.00 per year.

The Consumer Confidence Report of Water Quality for the City of West Okoboji is not mailed out to residents.  A copy is provided for you here:  2017 Consumer Confidence Report of Water Quality.

Garbage / Recycling:

Billed yearly by the City, residential rates = $193.00 per year.

For commercial, industrial and institutional premises fees are determined on the volume of waste and frequency of collection.

Green Waste/Yard Waste, White Goods, Electronic Waste, TVs, Tires and Hazardous Waste Materials can be disposed of at the Dickinson County Recycling Center.  Location is 2260 220th St. (A34), Milford (1/2 mile east of the Catholic Church).  See website for more information  or phone: 712-338-2549.


West Okoboji supports the public libraries in Arnolds Park, Milford and in Spirit Lake.

Arnolds Park Library: 712-332-2033 – Arnolds Park City Hall building on Hwy 71

Milford Memorial Library: 712-338-4643 – 1009 9th Street, Milford

Spirit Lake Library: 712-336-2667 – 702 16th Street, Spirit Lake


No licensing of dogs or cats is required in the City of West Okoboji, but pets are to be on a leash when off their owners’ property.