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Life on the river

The Essentials

Whenever you move into a new community, you need to know the essentials: how to hook up utilities; where to bank and/or buy insurance; when are garbage pick ups, etc. The information on this page will help you get started.

Utility hook-ups, Electricity and Water:

City of Pierre - 605-773-7407
City of Fort Pierre - 605-223-7690

Drivers License:

314 S. Central Ave (alley access)
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wed. & Thurs.

License Plates:

Hughes County Courthouse 605-773-7419


Pierre Regional Airport 605-773-7447

Natural Gas:

Montana-Dakota Utilities 800-638-3278

Public Safety:

  • Pierre Police 605-773-7413 Pierre
  • Ft. Pierre Police 605-223-7793
  • Pierre Fire Department 605-773-7401
  • Ft. Pierre Fire Department 605-223-7698


  • Pierre Public School District (K-12) 605-773-7300
  • St. Joseph Catholic (K-5) 605-224-7185
  • Ft. Pierre School Elementary 605-223-7742
  • Stanley County High School 605-223-7743
  • Capital University Center 605-773-2160

Pierre Area Chamber Members are available to make your transition a smooth one. Click on any of the categories below for a list of local businesses eager to help:

Search our Chamber Business Directory for other member categories not listed.