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City Commission Meeting

Monday, October 1st, at 5:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at 423 6th Street NE
Please submit agenda items to the City Auditor by Wednesday, September 26th.

Special accommodation requests for attendance at City meetings may be directed to Terry Johnston at (701) 662-7600, ext. 1.

City Commission scheduled meeting dates for 2018

Underpass Closure

A segment of ND Highway 20 (College Drive) at the Devils Lake Underpass will be closed until further notice (tentative reopening will be Mid-October) as work continues on the construction project. The segment of Highway 20 (College Drive) that will be closed is from the north side of Highway 19 (4th St NW) to 6th St NE. During this closure traffic will be detoured according to the routes listed below and pedestrian traffic will be limited to the west side of Highway 20 (College Drive). Motorists should reduce speeds, follow signs, and know that traffic control will frequently change throughout the duration of the project.

Detour Routes:

  • Highway 20 (College Drive) North Bound - traffic will be detoured east onto 2nd St NE, then north on 5th Ave SE, and then back west on 6th St NE to Highway 20.

  • Highway 20 (College Drive) South Bound - traffic will be detoured in the reverse on the North Bound detour.

  • Pedestrian Traffic - pedestrians will be limited to the west side of Highway 20 (College Drive) and will be flagged as necessary during operations.

The General Election

The General Election is Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Absentee ballots or vote by mail information can be obtained in the Office of the Ramsey County Auditor located at 524 4th Ave NE or by calling (701) 662-7007.  All ballots must be returned the day before election or post marked the day before election.

Polling hours at the Memorial Building located at 508 4th Ave NE will be from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Requirements For Identification Must Include - (REQUIRED for voting)

  • Name
  • Current residential street address (Post office boxes do not establish residency and CANNOT be accepted )
  • Date of birth

    Valid Forms of Identification Include

  • Current driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card
  • Tribal government issued identification
  • Long-term care identification certificate (provided by ND Facility)

    Voter Qualifications

    North Dakota is the only state that does not have voter registration

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years old on the day of the election
  • A North Dakota resident
  • A resident in the precinct at least thirty (30) days preceding the election

Street Maintenance

Let the City know about a pot hole that needs repair call (701) 662-7605 or email the Street Department

Street Sweeping Schedule

Garbage Related Items

Fall Clean Up Starts September 24th & Ends The Week Of October 15th

DISCLAIMER: The City of Devils Lake is not responsible for items which are inadvertently picked up during the Fall Clean Up. It is the home owner's responsibility to ensure that there is a clear definition between what they do and DO NOT want picked up. Any items that are set out anywhere near the items which they intend to have picked up could be mistakenly disposed of. The City WILL NOT be responsible for the replacement of any of those items.

City residents with a residential City account with can service are allowed to put out up to 5 cubic yards of material (about 2 pickup loads). Any amount exceeding 5 cubic yards will be picked up and billed to the homeowner according to the City's Resolution of Fees and Rates. To see what week we will be in your neighborhood review the Spring and Fall Pickup Map below. All items must be put in the same place your regular garbage is picked up by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of the week your special pickup is scheduled (please make sure your garbage can is not right by the items to be picked up or your can may get picked up too). Place your items in an open area so the crew and trucks are able to easily access and load the items. Due to the volume of items placed out and the time involved in picking up these items, the City is NOT ABLE to come back for items that were not placed out in time for pickup.

Spring and Fall Pickup Map
Spring and Fall Pickup Acceptable/Non-Acceptable Items

News and Events

Fire Prevention Week is October 7th - 13th
"Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere." For more information about Fire Prevention Week contact the Fire Department at 662-3913.

Fire Hall Open House - Wednesday, October 10th
Stop by the Fire Hall open house Wednesday, October 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to learn more about Fire Prevention Week. There will also be a flu shot clinic.

Safety and Prevention

Text-A-Tip Line
The tip line can be called or texted in order to report information about: Weapons, Violence, Drugs, Alcohol, or any safety concerns. The tip line is anonymous and will be administered and responded to by local law enforcement. The Text-A-Tip number is 701-350-0792.

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Call Before You Dig
Planting a tree? Digging a hole for a mailbox? Installing a fence? Call North Dakota One Call at either 1-800-795-0555 or 811 or do your locate online at to make sure that you don't run into any underground utilities. There are a number of utility lines buried on your property - electric, telephone, gas or propane, water, sewer, and cable tv. If you have any questions regarding the One Call procedure, or need information before making the call, you may call the City Engineer's office at (701) 662-7600, ext. 2. Click here to learn what the color codes mean. It's free, it's simple, and it's the law!

For Your Information

City Garden Plots

To reserve a City Garden Plot or for more information contact the Engineering Department at (701) 662-7600, ext. 2 or stop by City Hall. The City provides 146 garden spots for those City Residents who don't have space to plant a garden at their home.

Zoning Violation - Campers, RV's
Campers, RV's, and other such uses are not permitted on personal property except for personal use (one per residence). Any person who violates any provision of this ordinance is subject to a $500 fine plus expenses. Questions can be directed to the Assessing Department by calling (701) 662-7600, ext. 3.

Sidewalk Replacement Program
Is your sidewalk a trip hazard? Call the City Engineering Department at (701) 662-7600, ext. 2, to see if the City will pay 50% of the replacement cost.

Blocking Off A Street/Alley/Public Right Of Way
Before blocking any portion of a street, alley, or other public right of way, call the Engineering Department for a permit, (701) 662-7600, ext. 2.

Senior Citizen Tax Credit
Are you 65 or older? Are you disabled? You may be eligible for a reduction in your real estate taxes or a partial refund of the rent you pay. Call the Assessor's Office at (701) 662-7600, ext. 3, for more information.

Tree Vouchers
The Devils Lake Shade Tree provides vouchers for homeowners to plant trees on the boulevard. Check with the Fire Department at (701) 662-3913 for more information.


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