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Welcome to our small town treasure, a community of 800+ friendly people located in

Union County, South Dakota.

Alcester is conveniently located 45 miles south of Sioux Falls, SD or 45 miles north of Sioux City, IA.

On this website you'll find helpful links, reminders & upcoming events, municipal government information, and more.
Please let us know if you have any questions - we're happy to have you here!

stay involved

We know everyone is busy! So to help everyone stay up to date and involved in city happenings, we are now posting all our meetings on YouTube.


You will find our most recent meeting to the right or more can be found on our YouTube Channel below. You can also subscribe there to receive notifications when new videos are posted.


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Alcester Area Chamber of Commerce


News & Announcements of hearings

Reminder the City Offices will be closed on Monday May 27th in observance of Memorial Day

The next Regular City Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 @ 6:00PM due to the Primary Election

Notice of Public Hearing

click above to read full notice

A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:15PM at the Alcester City office to consider the application for sale of alcoholic beverages.

Rubble Site Open April 1, 2024 through fall

Click above for hours of operation

Building Permit Reminder

Permit Required. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to erect, construct, change, enlarge, improve, move, or otherwise physically alter any building or structure regulated by Ordinance or cause the same to be done without first obtaining a separate building permit for each building or structure from the Authorized Official.



Reminder - Dog & Cat Licensing Required
City ordinance requires the owner or keeper of a dog or cat aged six months or over to be licensed by the city.  Ordinance states it shall be unlawful for any person to have or to keep more than five domestic pets over the age of six months, except birds and fish, on any lot or premises in the City.  License fee for spayed/neutered is $10.00 per animal and $25.00 for each animal not spayed/neutered.


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