Services provided by the city, county, state and federal government. 

The major services are listed, but the list is not all inclusive.

Emergency services

Ellendale Ambulance

Ellendale Community Ambulance (ECA)

Address: 51 3rd Ave S, Ellendale ND,58436

Squad Leader – Corey Gulke

ECA operates as a Basic Life Support service with Advance Life Support capabilities.  Currently the ECA is comprised of 20 active members, including Paramedics, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) all who are certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as well as CPR Drivers.  ECA currently has three ambulances in its fleet, two of which are ready to be used in a moment’s notice and one that can be placed into service with minimal delay to stock perishable supplies. 

ECA covers a service area of approximately 500 square miles within a 20 mile radius of Ellendale in western Dickey County which includes the communities of Ellendale, Forbes, Monango and Guelph and the surrounding agricultural areas.  In an emergency, ground transportation is provided to either Avera St Lukes or Sanford Hospitals in Aberdeen, SD or Oakes Community Hospital in Oakes, ND.  In critical trauma situations, the service can rendezvous with Careflight out of Aberdeen to transport the patient via air.  ECA works in cooperation with the Ellendale Fire Protection District, the Ellendale Police Department and the Dickey County Sheriff’s office to provide the best quality care in any emergency situation.


POLICE – 911
FIRE – 911
Fire Department Fleet

Ellendale Fire Department

The Ellendale Volunteer Fire Department provides fire, rescue, extrication, and hazmat protection to the residents of Ellendale and the surrounding area. Presently 20 volunteers from the community comprise the membership of the department. These members dedicate their time and lives to ensuring that our community is protected from fire and other hazards. The department has a fleet of eight emergency apparatus which can be viewed in the apparatus section.
The department serves 9 1/2 townships including 2 cities. This area covers approximately 342 square miles in and around Ellendale encompassing approximately 1900 residents.
We encourage everyone to visit our web site often as we strive to continually update information like the rangeland fire index, open burning regulations and seasonal safety warnings.


Address: 103 1st St. S., Ellendale ND 58436

Fire Chief – Mike Thorpe

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Ellendale Police Department

The City of Ellendale’s police protection is provided through the Ellendale City Police Department.
In an emergency dial 9-1-1

Chief of Police: Brad Knutson


Address: 724 5th Ave N – P.O. Box 267,  Ellendale, ND
Phone: 701-349-2093


Dickey County is located on the southern border of North Dakota and is comprised of 1152 square miles of land. The eastern part lies in the Drift Prairie, a green, hilly part of the state marked by good farm land and an abundance of water. Hwy 281 which runs north and south lies parallel to the hills which mark the beginning of the rolling Great Plains.

Address: Dickey County Courthouse, 309 North 2nd Street, P.O. Box 215, Ellendale, ND 58436

Court House

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
County Commission Meets: First and Third Tuesday of each month

Dickey County Website

Emergency management

DES Director Charles Russell
Phone: (701) 320-6299
Fax: (701) 349-3960
Em. Man. Facebook Page

Sheriff's Office

Phone: (701) 349-3249, Ext. 1
Fax: (701) 349-4746

Dickey County Sheriff Website

City Airport

Ellendale Municipal Airport is located  1 mile NE of Ellendale, North Dakota.  The Airport is open to the public.  


Kyle Glynn, Chairman Airport Authority

Phone: 701-830-0143

Address: 8951 Hwy 11 E, Ellendale ND  58436


Avera Clinic

Primary Care Clinic & Family Medicine

Phone: 701-349-3666
Location: 54 3rd Ave S, Ellendale

Benedictine Living

Basic care, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, rehabilitation

Phone: 701-349-4550
Location: 241 Main St, Ellendale

Benedictine Home Health

To ensure you have the freedom to explore all life’s possibilities.

Phone: 701-671-8978
Location: 1307 7th St N, Wahpeton

The Body Shop

Gym/Phisical Fitness Center, open 24/7 for members

Phone: 701-349-2833
Location: 118 Main St, Ellendale

Cotter DeNtal

Hours: Mon & Wed 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 701-349-3636
Location: 210 Main St, Ellendale


Phone: 701-349-4348
Location: 205 15th St N, Ellendale

DICKEY COUNTY Human Services

Phone: 701-349-3271
Location: 205 15th St N, Ellendale
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Ellendale Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Craig Kendall

Phone: 701-349-4727
Location: 305 1st Ave S, Ellendale

Ellendale Pharmacy

Jeff Ulmer, Pharm. D.

Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Phone: 701-349-3390
Location: 117 Main St, Ellendale


Group Fitness – Yoga – Artist

Phone: 701-373-4424

Kedish House

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Hours: Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 701-349-4729 (Office)
24 Hour Care: 701-349-5118
Location: 509 89th St SE, Ellendale


The parish nurse provides personal health assessments, health education, and home or hospital visits.

Phone: 701-349-3312
Location: 201 N 8th St, Ellendale

Professional Eyecare Centers

Hours: Thursday’s 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 701-407-0256
Location: 105 Main St, Ellendale

Sanford Health Clinic

Family, Internal, Geriatric Medicine, Laboratories, Immunizations

Hours: Mon, Wed, Thur 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tues & Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: 701-349-3331
Location: 141 Main St, Ellendale

CHI Oakes Hospital

28 miles northeast of Ellendale
If you require emergency medical attention, please call 911 to access your local emergency services.

Phone: 701-742-32391
Location: 1200 N 7th St, Oakes ND 58474

AVERA ST LUKES Hospital - Aberdeen

40 miles south of Ellendale
If you require emergency medical attention, please call 911 to access your local emergency services.

Phone: 605-622-5000
Location: 305 S. State St., Aberdeen, SD

Sanford Hospital - Aberdeen

Inpatient and outpatient surgery, therapy services, a women’s center, pediatric care, cancer care, radiology, diagnostic testing, rehabilitation services and emergency care. 

Phone: 605-626-4200
Location: 2905 Third Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401


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Motor Vehicle

Motor vehicle is now open by appointment only!
  • Vehicle Registration Renewal
  • Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Motor Vehicle Address Change
  • Plate & Owner Regulations
  • Credit and Fee Schedules

Hours: M-F: 8:00 – 1:00 & 1:30 – 4:00 pm

*Remember to always contact the office to setup an appointment.
Phone: 701-349-2045
Address: 101 1st St S, Ellendale ND 58436

Kiosk Services

Located inside Z’s Fresh Market, available during regular business hours.

  • Renew motor vehicle tabs
  • Complete 30-day and non-resident temporary registration
  • Update their email or address
  • Request a placard for a mobility impairment
  • Renew license
  • Request a replacement license or ID card
  • Schedule a road test
  • Pay a reinstatement fee
  • Update address
  • Edit donor registry information
  • Check status of license, driving record, CDL medical card
  • Validate their date of birth
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Ordinance 10.0205

Dog or Cat Running at Large Prohibited 

It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any dog or CAT to permit the same to run at large in the City at any time.  A dog or cat shall NOT be considered running at large if attended and on a leash or when in the confines of the owner’s or keeper’s premises.        

At the April 8, 2013, council meeting the Ellendale City Council gave permission to live trap cats running at large.  Anyone who has trapped cats is to contact the City Police (349-2093).  The cat will be returned to the owner if there is owner identification.  If there is no owner identification the animal will be relocated.


North Dakota legislature has passed S.B. 2211, which establishes felony-level penalties for reoccurring malicious animal cruelty.

Pet Licenses

As per Ordinance 10.0203 on July 1, 2013, all pet licenses become due annually.  If you are a new pet owner, your initial license is $4.00.  Renewal tags are $3.00.
Your pet must have all of its shots up to date and a copy from the vet is retained at City Hall when you purchase your license.
You have the entire month of June to purchase your pet’s license.
Licenses may be obtained at City Hall, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – Noon and 1 – 5 PM.

 If you are no longer a pet owner, please let us know at City Hall so your name may be removed from our list.  (349-3252)

Pets have been known to wander and do not always find their way home.  Unfortunately, without identification we are unable to reunite them with their families. Purchasing a pet license will ensure that your special companion can be returned home quickly and safely.

Get your pet license! It’s so easy and gives you an inexpensive insurance policy for your pet’s safety as well as your peace of mind should he become lost.

License Renewal Date: July 1 of each year

Housing & Relocation services



Apartments (3 plex), 115 3rd Ave N

Owner: Meidinger Property Management, 605 2nd St S

Apartments (4 plex), 308 2nd Ave S

Owners: Aberdeen Property Management, 1201 3rd Ave NE, Unit A117, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 507-828-6855

Buxton Piazza (4 plex), 221 6th Ave N

Owner: Grant Crabtree, PO Box 429
701-349-4503 or 701-349-3477

Ellendale Apartments (32 plex), 523 5th Ave N

Caretakers: Steven Juelke 970-308-5574 or Richard Sherman 503-586-4414
Rent based on income

Ellendale Extended Stay Apartments, 316 1st Ave S

Owner: Doug Kendall
701-535-0337 or 701-349-3695
Fully furnished, pets welcome

Housing Authority (Townhouses), 304-328 5th St N

Caretaker: City of Ellendale, PO Box 267
None available at this time

*Eight (8) Two-Bedroom, 1 3/4 bath, 1 car garage units.  1178 sq. ft. living area plus 300 sq. ft. attached garage to each unit.
*Each unit features full kitchen, dining area, 1 3/4 baths (1 bath in Handicap Unit), spacious walk-in closets, private entrances, and one level throughout.
*Appliances furnished, including range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, electric garage door openers.
*Electric heat and central air conditioning.
*Units are energy efficient.
*Washer/dryer hookups in each unit (washer/dryer appliances are tenants responsibility.
*One-year lease.  Security deposit equal to one month’s rent.
*No pets allowed
*Maintenance free, yet independent living with private entrances to each unit.  All units are one level throughout (no steps).

*Each units utilities (heating, cooling, electricity, water/sewer) are individually controlled.  You pay for your own energy use.
*Garages are equipped with electric garage door openers.
*Snow removal and lawn care are provided and included in your rent.
*Units are cable and phone wired throughout.

Meadowood (12 plex), 224 8th Ave N

Caretaker: Roger Anda, PO Box 777, Moorehead ND 56561

Schmidt Trailer Court, 501-509 RR Ave N

Caretaker: Bob Schmidt, PO Bo 115
701-349-3051 or 701-535-1449

Southside Apartments (8 plex), 409, 417, 425 6th Ave S

Caretaker: Blu Frog Realty, 1115 10th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
701-952-5297 ext. 1
Rent based on income

Trinity Bible College Apartments, 305-321 6th Ave S

For rental application or information call Karen 701-349-4047 or Candy 701-845-1601

West Side Mobile Park, 324 1st St NW, Hwy 11 West

Caretakers: Steven Juelke 970-308-5574 or Richard Sherman 503-586-4414
Also campsites with hookups

Other Entities:

Airbnb: The Birch on Third

Caretaker: Justin Meidinger: 701-535-0347

Hay’s Lodge, Fullerton ND

Caretaker: Pat Hay 701-375-7446 or Dave 701-375-6101

Housing Authority Board

  • Paul Mahler, President, 349-4780
  • Rick Ulmer, 349-3716
  • Sandra Ulmer, 349-4261
  • Ted Ellsworth, 349-3710
  • Aaron Taylor, 349-2401

Homeowner Assistance Programs

The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (HFA) offers loan programs for housing rehabilitation or purchase and major home improvements. These programs are available to medium income residents of our region.



This service is at no cost to veterans and includes free relocation consultants. It is easy to use and will help veterans find the best providers for Utilities, Renters Insurance, Cable TV, and Internet available in their specific area. 



APPLICATION: To activate water & Garbage, please complete and return the request under the ON LINE SERVICES tab and take or mail to City Hall with your check for $80 ($20 setup fee, $60 refundable deposit). 

PICK-UP: The pick-up day for your grey garbage container will be every Tuesday. Your blue and yellow recycling container will be picked up every other Friday. Please have your container placed at the curb by 7:00 AM on the day of pickup.

The monthly garbage fee entitles you to discard only your household garbage.  Do not put out yard and garden waste, wood, rocks, metal, small appliances (microwaves, toasters, irons, etc.) or any other items that are not considered household garbage. 

The City has an inert landfill for wood, metal, large and small appliances, electronics, tires and pit material.  Pit material includes mattresses, box springs, tables, chairs, couches, bathroom fixtures, empty plastic pails and shingles.
f you have any questions please call (349-3252) before you take out your items.

Address: 55 3rd Ave S – PO Box 267, Ellendale ND

Phone: 701-349-3252

Landfill & Solid Waste


Monday & Wednesday 5 pm – 8 pm

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm


Monday & Wednesday 3 pm – 5 pm

Saturday 10 am – 4 pm


Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Guidlines For Inert Landfill

No household garbage, food, cardboard, paper, books or magazines will be accepted at the inert landfill.

Inert landfill items must be separated as follows:

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Pit material
  • Tires
  • Batteries

Wood items include but are not limited to tree trunks, branches, wood furniture, wood construction scraps, wood furniture, no whole buildings are allowed

Metal items include but are not limited too bicycles, wire, grills, file cabinets, small kitchen appliances, tin items

Appliances include but are not limited to washers, dryers, ranges, water heaters, dishwashers, microwaves, copiers, furnaces, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerator and freezers; refrigerator and freezer doors must be removed; Freon must be removed from air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators and freezers

Electronics include but are not limited to televisions, computer components, VCRs, radios, stereos, speakers, phones

Pit material includes mattresses, box springs, furniture that is not made of wood (chairs, couches), carpeting, non asbestos floor covering, bathroom fixtures, plastic items, clothing, glass, (windows must have metal or wood frames removed), tires and shingles

There is a designated area for tires and batteries.

Rural garbage customers will be charged all applicable fees.

Fees are doubled for items brought in by persons living outside of city limits.

NO aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, paint, paint thinner, etc. are accepted.

Grass clippings, leaves and garden waste are not accepted in the inert landfill.   There is a separate area for this.

Concrete should be taken to the landfill south of town.  The key is available at City Hall.

Landfill Fees

By Appointment – $20.00/call (349-3252)

South Landfill: Concrete, Bricks, etc.

North Landfill: Pit & Wood

Commercial & Contrctors Inside City Limits Outside Branches Outside City Limits
Pickup or 2 wheel trailers $40.00 $20.00 $80.00
Trucks – single axle $90.00 $45.00 $180.00
Tandem Truck $125.00 $62.50 $250.00
Trucks – Triple $150.00 $75.00 $300.00
Semi Truck $175.00 $87.50 $350.00
Car Tires (up to 16″) $5.00 $10.00
Truck Tires (17″ +) $10.00 $20.00
Tractor Tires $50.00 $60.00

Pit Material:

Commercial & Contractors Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
Shingles (3 bundles = 1 sq).
(A residents shingle disposal is free whether job is done by resident or contractor)
$4.00/sq $8.00/sq
Furniture As Is, per item $10.00 $20.00
Mattress & Box Springs $6.00 $12.00
Water Softeners $10.00 $20.00
Fridge, Freezer, Air Conditioner, Dehumidifiers
(All items must have doors removed & freon must be removed)
$15.00 $30.00
Washers, Dryers, Rangers, Water Heaters, Dishwashers, Microwaves, Copiers, Furnaces $10.00 $20.00
TVs – 30″ or less $20.00 $40.00
TVs -Bigger than 30″ $30.00 $60.00
Computer Monitors $20.00 $40.00
Computer Towers, Keyboards, printers VCRs, Video Games, Radios, CD or Tape Player $10.00 $20.00
Trees & Wood – Place on wood Pile $0.00 $0.00
Metal – place on metal pile $0.00 $0.00


Your blue and yellow recycling container will be picked up every other Friday.  Please rinse all containers, and remove caps, caps are recyclable but must be removed. Please do NOT place styrofoam, bubble wrap, glass, hard cover books, electronic scraps, batteries or light bulbs. Do NOT bag items in recycling bins, other than shredded paper. For more details visit the website.


Out of town residents who pay for garbage service, can use the recycling bins located at 724  5th Ave North.  It is a green building that is on the corner of 5th Ave. North and Hwy #11.

The items that you may recycle are: 

  • plastics #1-7
  • paper (shredded paper must be in a sealed clear plastic bag)
  • soft cover books & magazines
  • cardboard
  • aluminum
  • tin can
Recycling Center

Utility Bill

The initial cost for water, sewer and garbage setup is $85.00 ($25 for the setup and a $60 deposit).  The deposit is applied to your account after approximately one year of monthly utility bills remaining current.  The City utility bill is mailed out on the 1st of each month.  Payment is due on the 15th  of the month.  The minimum bill is $75.19.  That includes water, sewer and garbage plus $21.50 for other fees.  The minimum water charge is $18.47 for 1,000 gallons.  If you use over 1,000 gallons the charge is $5.00 per each additional thousand gallons.  The minimum sewer charge is $14.34.  After usage of 10,000 gallons an additional $1.00 per thousand will be charged.  The garbage charge is $20.88. Please pay your bill by the 15th to avoid a late fee of 1% or a minimum of $5.00.   Ellendale utility customers also have the option to pay with a credit card.  There will be a $3.00 minimum charge to you or 2.45 % of your balance.  You may call City Hall and pay with your credit card over the phone or go online here.


Internet, TV, Phone & Security

Location: 9628 Hwy 281, Ellendale
Phone: 701-344-5000


Electric & Natural Gas service

Phone: 800-638-3278
Hours: Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Farmers Union Co-OP

LP Gas & Fuel Oil

Phone: 701-349-3191
Location: 113 1st Ave N, Ellendale


Satellite Internet Services

Phone: 701-671-8978
Location: 349 Inverness Dr. S, Englewood CO 80112


Our storm/disaster siren will be tested on the first Friday of every month at approx. 1:00 PM.  In the event it is sounded to indicate bad weather, an “all clear” tone will NOT be sounded.

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Services are provided free of charge.

There are eligibility requirements which must be met in order to receive Job Training Services only.  For more information, please contact the office.

1307 12th Ave NE, St 3, Jamestown, ND 58401
(701) 253-6200


Whether you are looking for a job or need to find employees for a position within your company, North Dakota Job Service can assist you.

Area Job Service Location: 517 Main Ave, Oakes ND


  • Job Placement Services, Pre-Employment Testing
  • Job Placement Services, Proficiency Testing
  • Job Placement Services, Career Counseling
  • Job Placement Services, Job Bank Listing 
  • Job Placement Services, Resource Centers
  • Job Placement Services, Job Line
  • Job Training Services
  • Job In-Service Services
  • Resume writing and job search assistance Employment services for employers 
  • Applicant Screening and Referral Work Force Training
  • Job Insurance Information
  • Labor Market and Equal Opportunity Information

Government Offices

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Ellendale Post Office

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, 1:45 – 3:45 pm 
Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Address: 111 1st St N., Ellendale
Phone: 701-349-3465

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Address: 51 1st St N., Ellendale
FSA Phone: 701-349-3653
FSA Ag Credit Phone: 701-349-3655
NRCS Phone: 701-349-3534

Dickey County services

  • Al Anon (701)349-4147
  • DES Director (701)349-3249, Ext. 8
  • Dickey County 911 Coordinator (701)349-3249
  • Dickey County Agent (701)349-3249, Ext.2
  • Dickey County Health District (701) 349-4348
  • Dickey County Social Services (701) 349-3271
  • Dickey County Public Health Nurse  (701)349-4348
  • Dickey County Public Transportation  (701) 349-4513
  • Dickey County Housing Authority (701) 349-3137
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley (Lisbon) (701) 683-4649/800-237-4629
  • Kedish House Domestic Violence (701)349-4729/(877)349-4729
  • Life Seasons Counseling   (701) 742-3267/(877)679-4800
  • Suicide & Prevention Team  (800)472-2911

    Regional & STate services

    • AIDS Hotline   (800)472-2180
    • Alzheimer’s Information Line  (800)438-4380
    • American Cancer Society   (800)342-4535/(701)232-2385
    • American Diabetes Association (800)666-6709/(701)746-4427
    • American Heart Association (800)437-9710
    • American Parkinson Disease Association (800)223-2732
    • American Red Cross (800) 323-3179
    • Caring Program for Children (800)342-4718
    • Catholic Family Services (701)235-4457
    • Child Care Resource and Referral (701)252-0350
    • Community Action, Region VI Counseling & Assistance (800)726-8179
    • Gamblers Anonymous Information (800) 472-2911
    • Great Plains Assistance Dog Foundation (Jud) (701)685-2242
    • Medicare Information (800)247-2267/(888)241-1051
    • Mental Health Association Hotline (800)472-2911/(800)472-2991
    • Multiple Sclerosis Society, Fargo (800)344-4857
    • Muscular Dystrophy  (701)235-1988
    • ND Association for the Disabled (800)437-4757
    • ND State Hospital (701)253-3650
    • Organ Donation & Transplantation (800)243-6667
    • Poison Control Center (800)732-2200
    • Senior Info-Line (800)451-8693
    • Social Security (800)772-1213
    • South Central Human Services, Jamestown (701)252-2641/(701)253-6300
    • Suicide and Crisis Prevention Service Hotline (800)472-2911/(701)253-6304
    • Veterans Administration, Benefits Services & Assistance (701)742-2223/(800)827-1000
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Center, Jamestown (800)472-2622/(701)252-2641
    • Medication disposal program