City Hall office hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm  Monday through Friday. 
If a utility concern arises after hours (4 pm) please call the Elk Point Police at 356-2184.

     April Calendar 2014



It is that time of the year again…Severe weather awareness week is quickly approaching. 

On April 23rd the tornado sirens will be activated as a test.  This will only be a test with a severe weather “watch” being issued at 10 am.  At 10:15 am a “warning” will be issued (siren blown) at 10:30 am the “all clear” will be given and the drill “test” will be concluded.

This will take place as it has in years past however the siren will not be activated if the weather is questionable on the 23rd in order to avoid any confusion. 



The Landfill is now open on Wednesdays from 5-7 pm and on Saturdays from 9-5 pm for yard waste & scrap metal only.

Link for Community Center updates: 
Pay Your Utility Bills and Fines Online:  
   Click on GovTeller Box


History notes that the Lewis & Clark Expedition made camp in or near Elk Point on August 22, 1804 . Elk Point was first settled in 1859 along the Military Road running from Sioux City to Fort Randall in the Dakota Frontier, making this community one of the oldest in South Dakota .   

The recorded history of Elk Point dates back to the Lewis & Clark Expedition of 1804. Captain William Clark recorded in his journal a "Great deel of Elk Sign" at this campsite along the Missouri River. In spite of that significant journal entry, no one today can pinpoint the origin of the name Elk Point. Depending on the historian, Elk Point was named by the Native Americans who hunted in this area, or it was named by the French fur trappers who preceded Lewis  & Clark's Corps of Discovery, or it was named by Captain Clark himself, or by Eli Wixson, who had come from Sioux City, IA, to build the first cabin in 1859 and become Elk Point's first citizen. Whatever the origin, this community was officially incorporated as Elk Point on January 10, 1873.