City Hall will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 in observance of Good Friday. You may use the drop box for payments. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 17.

The Mt. Sterling Lake is open April 1 thru Dec 1.

The Mt. Sterling City Lake is now open for the season. The lake offers fishing and a boat ramp for (electric motored only) boat access. The lake has 48 camping slips equipped with electrical hookups. Camping fees are $15 a day. Monthly rates are also available. Tent camping is available for $10 a night. Boat Fees are $5 a day or $25 annually. There are no fees to fish. Pavilions can be reserved for $35 by calling or stopping by City Hall. Fees should be paid to our lake host, or deposited in the drop box at the lake entrance.

Come on out and enjoy a day at the lake with your family. Make some memories this weekend!

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Pay Your Water/Sewer Bill On Line!

The City of Mt. Sterling is pleased to announce the implementation of eBill, ePay and bank drafts for payment of water and sewer bills. Customers will be required to create a user profile and password on the city’s website at

By creating a user profile and password, you will be registered for eBill. Your water/sewer bill will then be delivered to your inbox in the email indicated in your profile instead of receiving one in the mail. All other customers will still be able to receive their bill by mail.

Customers may view and pay their bill from our city website. Your account and PIN number will be needed to link your water/sewer bill to your profile. Both numbers are listed on your water/sewer bills.

Payments will be accepted from Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover and PayPal. We will also be accepting those debit cards that do not require a PIN number. There will be a convenience fee of $.35 per transaction plus 3% of your total bill. These fees are collected by our merchant vendor for the convenience of using your credit/debit cards and/or Paypal. The city does not benefit from these fees.

Bank draft payments will also be available by filling out a simple form at City Hall. Your bill is automatically debited to your checking account and paid automatically. There will be no fee for using bank drafts.

EBill, EPay and bank drafts will begin with your November water/sewer billing. We hope that many of our customers take advantage of eCommerce in one form or the other. This is a savings of time and money to our customers as well as for the water department. Go to our website today at and check it out for yourself! Instructions may be found on our city website. You may also request a copy at City Hall.