Need_To_KnowIn the City of Montrose, pets are required to be licensed at the time the pet is obtained and renewed every January. Bring proof of current rabies vaccination and either $5 per fixed pet and $10 per unfixed pet to get your pet licensed at the City Office. The fine for an unregistered pet is $25.

In order to register pets, you can stop in during regular office hours (which resume January 7): Mondays 9-12, 1-3 and Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-12.

Additionally, the office will be open on Monday, January 7 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. I'll plan another evening or weekend time for late January, as well.

If those times don't work, you can also put payment and a copy of the vaccination records in the drop box or mail it to the city office (PO Box 97). You can pick up your pet tags at a later time.

* Please make sure your documentation clearly shows when the rabies vaccination expires. It isn't always clear on paperwork from some out of town vets.

* Payments should be separate from your water/sewer/garbage bill payment.

* If you'd like your pet tags mailed to you rather than picking them up from the office, please include an extra $1 to cover the cost of postage and envelope.

* If you drop your paperwork off in the drop box, please include your phone number or email address so I can contact you with any questions.

It really does help to register your pets. There were a couple instances last year where we found a dog on the loose, and the tag helped us reunite it with its family. Otherwise, we have to take it to the Sioux Falls Humane Society.

Upcoming Office Closures:

January 21 due to no school
January 30 Closing at 11:00 for a Finance Meeting in Sioux Falls
February 20 - 25

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!

Don't get the Montrose Herald and feeling out of the loop? City Council agendas and minutes are posted on this website. Tell your friends and neighbors!

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.


Recycling is picked up 2nd and 4th Fridays.
It is not picked up on 1st, 3rd or 5th Fridays. 

See the newly updated Ordinances page for links to all ordinances and resolutions passed since 2018. 
Community Events:
CHASE THE ACE at the American Legion on Monday nights until someone draws the Ace of Spades!  See the Legion's Facebook page for more information.

January 7, 2019
Office Open 6-7 pm for Pet Registration
January 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm
City Council in Community Center
Note new time for winter council meetings!

January 21, 2019
City Office Closed due to 
No School.
City Office schedule
follows Montrose School District calendar
January 30 11:00-12:00
City Office Closed
for Finance Meeting
February 20 - 25
City Office Closed

March 18, 6:00 pm
Board of Equalization in City Office
June 18, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
City Council and School Board Election Day

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!