The City of Montrose is implementing a NEW Emergency Alert System. It can send texts, make phone calls to landlines and cell phones, as well as send emails. To sign up for these notifications please provide the following information. You may drop a note in the drop box (please write very clearly), or email the city office at montrose@goldenwest.net.

If you signed up for the previous text-only system, please submit the info below again.

First Name:

Last Name:

Street (ie, Kluckholm, 1st Ave, etc)*:

List up to three phone numbers you want contacted in order of priority and whether you want a call and/or text to that number. If it reaches you at the first number, it will not continue to call the remaining numbers, so list them in the order you want it tried.

List up to two email addresses you want notifications sent to.

And if you live in the floodplain Yes or No.**


*Only need your street name, not full address. This may be used to send messages to only residents on certain streets. For example, if a water main breaks and only residents on Walker are impacted, only those residents on Walker would get the notification.

**During a flood I plan to send major announcements out to all, but may at times only send messages specific to people in the floodplain to keep costs down and to not overwhelm those who don't need the updates.

NOTE: Once you receive your first text alert message, you will receive a second message asking you to reply YES if you want to continue to receive texts from the City of Montrose. If you do not reply YES you will not receive any future text messages.

As there is a cost associated with each message sent, I will not be sending test messages out.

Facebook and the city website (cityofmontrosesd.com) will continue to be used for most information. However, in the event of an emergency, this new system will allow more people to get the message quickly.

Do not post your information on Facebook. Put it in the drop box or email Montrose@goldenwest.net. Thanks!!



Have questions about FEMA/flood relief?  When in doubt call 1-800-621-3362. They will help walk you through the process.

Latest Info from FEMA:


Upcoming Office Closures or Updated Hours:
January 30 - Closed
February 3 - Closed
May 7-12 - Closed
June 8-12 - Closed for Finance Officer School

 Reminder:  The City Office will close following the School District calendar and closures.  

City Office Walk-In Hours:
Monday 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Wednesday 9:00-12:00
Thursday 9:00-12:00
City Office: 605-363-5065 
Emergency Maintenance:  605-370-1240

We are now on Facebook!


Montrose is a small South Dakota community of approximately 480 people located along the banks of the Vermillion River.  The town offers a seasonal campground and pool. The downtown offers Security State Bank, Post Office, Raggedy Ann's furniture and decor, CJ's at the Wellington restaurant, The Office Bar, and the Montrose Gas Plus convenience store.  Montrose also offers a Public School for grades K-12, as well as City Daycare, which provides preschool classes.  It is home to 3 churches: St Patrick's Catholic Church, St John's Lutheran and Montrose United Methodist.  Come visit us or check us out as a place to reside. We're just a short commute east to Sioux Falls, or west to Mitchell.


See the FAQ page for info on Emergency Text Alerts, Garbage/Recycling Pick up, etc.
Community Events:
January 14 6:00 pm
City Council
January 28, 2:00 pm
Water Tower Project bid opening in City Office
January 30-February 4
City Office Closed
February 11, 6:00 pm
City Council
March 10, 6:00 pm
City Council
April 14, 6:00 pm
City Council
May 12, 6:00 pm
City Council
June , 6:00 pm
City Council - TBD - 
Needs to be changed due to FO School

June 8th -12th
City Office Closed for Finance Officer School

If you have an event open to the entire community of Montrose and would like to see it featured on the city website, send an email to montrose@goldenwest.net with all the details!