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The City of Madison issues building permits in accordance with Ordinance Number 1433 which adopted the 2006 International Residential, Building and Mechanical Codes. You can obtain a building permit from the City Utility/Finance Office or online. Cost is $10 for projects less than or equal to $500, then increasing depending upon the cost of the project. Flat fees are applicable to roofing of unlike materials, siding and demolition. Building permit fees will be doubled if construction is commenced without a permit. Contact the Engineering Department with any questions at 605-256-7514.
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City Hall is located at 116 West Center Street. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm with the exception of holidays.
City of Madison residents have a few options to help them stay informed of happenings in Madison. This website, social media, departmental email newsletters and alerts, and even a texting service are used by the City.
Customers must complete an Application and Agreement for Residential/Commercial Utility Service - which can be found in the Miscellaneous section of the Applications and Forms page of our website (near the bottom of the page). Completed applications must be presented to the Finance Office located at 116 West Center Street for processing and billing. For any questions, please call 605-256-7504.
The restricted use site is located at 23241 446th Avenue which is 2 miles west of Junius and 1/2 mile north on the west side of the road.
Hours of operation are as follows:
The fee schedule can be found under the Restricted Use Site (Landfill) portion of the page.
Find types of waste (PDF) accepted at the restricted use site.
The Madison City Commission approved a "Step-Up" program (PDF) for city utility customers used to establish a fund to award scholarships to graduates of Madison High School who continue their education at Dakota State University.
To participate in this worthwhile program, please call 605-256-7504 or email the Utilities Department.
To view the most up-to-date utility rate schedules, please visit the following pages:
For more information, contact the Finance Office at 605-256-7504.
In accordance with Ordinance Number 1384 (PDF), the city reserves the right to require a deposit from an electric customer due to delinquent payment history. For more information, view Ordinance Number 1576 (PDF) or contact the Finance Office at 605-256-7504.
In accordance with Ordinance Number 1405 (PDF), payment of electric bills rendered shall be due by the date listed on the utility bill, but in no event shall be less than ten days from mailing by the Finance Office. Currently, utility bills are due either the 5th or the 20th of each month depending upon where you live within the city.
Consumers who are delinquent on their electric bills will be immediately mailed a "notice of account delinquent" which will state that the consumer will be given seven days to make payment, and if full payment is not received at the end of seven days, proceedings will be implemented to terminate utility service.
If the electric consumer has not made full payment of the delinquent amount within the seven days, as stated in the "notice of account delinquent", the Finance, Revenue and Electric Commissioner will direct the Finance Office, in writing, to issue a written notice to said electric consumer that electric service will be terminated after seven days. Said notice will give the time and date disconnection will commence, the exact dollar amount which is delinquent and must be paid to retain electric service, and state the reason upon which the disconnection is based.
Unless the consumer has entered into a payment agreement with the city, utility service will be terminated on the date sent out in said notice if the delinquent amount as stated in the letter is not paid in full.
An residential electric account which has been terminated either by disconnection or remained unpaid at the time scheduled for disconnection will not be reinstated until all billings on said account have been paid in full, including a reconnect/reinstatement charge of $50 if the electric utility service is reinstated during the regular electric department working hours and $100 if the electric utility service is reconnected after regular electric department working hours. Discontinued service will be resumed only upon full payment of all electric billings and the above stated electric service charge.
Payments can be made in several ways:
If a holiday falls during the work week, your garbage may be collected on an alternate day. Visit the Streets / Solid Waste / Recycling page for a current Holiday Garbage Schedule.
City garbage customers are required to participate in the recycling collection program. Visit the Streets / Solid Waste / Recycling page for more information.
Items may also be taken to the Recycling Center located at 800 SW 7th Street in Madison. Hours are Tuesday and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm.
In accordance with Ordinance Number 1356 (PDF), it is unlawful to combine, mix or dispose of any large electronics (desktop and laptop personal computers, monitors, printers, televisions, video cassette recorders, etc.) and hand-held electronics (cell phones, pagers, handheld video games, compact disc players, radios, cameras, etc.) within garbage or rubbish either through the solid waste collection system or at the restricted use site. The city will have a collection day each April and November for consumers to dispose of these electronics. Otherwise, you can take them to the Sioux Falls Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 1015 East Chambers Street, Sioux Falls. Click here for more information about the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Wastes such as auto batteries, paint and aerosol products, used motor oil and propane cylinders can be disposed of free of charge at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 1015 E Chambers Street in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Phone them at 605-367-4946.
Ordinance Number 1431 (PDF) repealed the requirement of dog licenses. However, Ordinance Number 1430 (PDF) increased animal impoundment fees and inoculation requirements.
Please refer to the police department's Guide for New Residents (PDF) for information on parking, speed zones, noise, alcohol and animal violations.
A snow emergency may be declared after a snowfall of more than two inches. Plowing starts on the snow emergency routes first and then goes to side streets. Please familiarize yourself with the City of Madison's snow removal regulations found on the Streets / Solid Waste / Recycling page.
Yes. A Mosquito Control Program (PDF) for the City of Madison has been approved by the City Commission. Public awareness, along with our comprehensive mosquito control program, will help to reduce the risk of West Nile and other viruses to our citizens.