Centerville...where YOU make the difference!

Welcome to the community page for the city of Centerville, South Dakota.  On this page you can find all the information on Centerville news, events, businesses, recreational opportunities and more.  We are proud of our little city on the prairie and we invite you to exlore this website and find out why.  Centerville...where YOU make a difference!

Whats Happening in the Community

City of Centerville COVID-19 Plan

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Noem Issues Executive Order Regarding COVID-19
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Restaurant, Bar & Eatery Statuses with Covid-19


Centerville is blessed to have several great options for meals, treats, and beverages.

With the Covid-19 pandemic these are challenging times for our businesses. Many tough decisions are having to be made. The City of Centerville has requested local businesses follow the Governor’s executive order that advises businesses to take action to prevent the spread by limiting the number of
people that can be in their business at one time and by encouraging Pick-Up and To-Go orders.

We want to thank all of our local businesses for their efforts to keep the community safe And for continuing to do their part. This is an updated look at what each of our local restaurants,
bars and food establishments are currently doing at this point.

All these establishments have assured us they will continue to follow safe practices with food prep and the cleaning of surfaces and items that are touched frequently. We appreciate your continued support of all our local businesses during these times. We encourage you to call these businesses frequently for updates as things can change daily.

We all look forward to things getting back to normal where we can see packed crowds in our local establishments again!

Downtown Improvements and Revitalization

If you were in Centerville's downtown at all this summer you probably noticed the start of some eye-appealing improvements. A group passionate about downtown started having conversations about what might be possible in our downtown all the way back in the beginning of 2018 at the Empower Centerville Gathering. This group became a subcommittee of the Centerville Development Corporation and started to go to work.

Seeing the vision for this downtown movement and wanting to contribute, the Development Corporation ultimately decided to commit $30,000 to the project. The first phase got started right before the 4th of July this year and included the brick around the center flower pot at the 4-way stop, the addition of the old fashion street lamps, the new downtown banners, the hanging flower baskets and the new flower pot covers in front of several of the businesses.

And, just last week the group learned that the Development Corporation was successful in the grant application they had written to the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation for additional dollars towards our Downtown Improvements Project. Members of the Development Corporation were on hand last Thursday to receive a check for an additional $10,000 for Centerville's downtown improvements project.

Some of the other visions for the downtown and next phases will include additional sitting areas and landscaping, decorative fencing, a few trees being planted in the downtown, historic photos being hung along buildings, and bringing back the old fashion drinking water fountain at the 4-way stop.

These additions to Centerville's downtown may seem like small minor improvements. But the group really feels these items will go a long way to bringing some color, vibrancy and life into the downtown, which collectively could have a big impact for Centerville. If nothing else its about creating a sense of pride in place. If we can help create a more appealing environment where people want to start a business and where others want to shop, visit or even just hang out, then the group will have been successful in doing what they set out to do for Centerville and it's downtown.

Centerville to Update Housing Study

Centerville has been fortunate to see growth and new housing development over the past few years. Some of it has been organic, but much of it has been strategic growth. On top of the new construction we have seen there has also been homes and properties cleaned up, additions put on, and rehabs done.
Centerville's housing market is currently very strong and trending in the right direction. Property values have increased and demand for more housing opportunities is there.
With housing being a priority, the City of Centerville will soon be updating its Housing Study. Our last housing study was done in 2013 by third party consultant firm Community Partners out of Faribault, MN. We will utilize their services this time around again for the update.
We know that our housing needs and Centerville's housing market in general has changed significantly since the last study was done. This extensively detailed document gives the City a Centerville, the Centerville Development Corporation along with any other potential housing developers, a great amount of data on our market. It helps pave the way for addressing future housing needs and assists in the planning of any potential new housing projects that could be developed.
Another reason why the timing is right for this housing study update is because Centerville was given the opportunity to apply for assistance to cover the cost of the update. We will receive $2,500 from the South Dakota Housing Development Authority along with $1,250 from the South East Council Of Government towards the cost of our updated study. The City of Centerville and the Centerville Development Corporation will split the remaining $1,250 needed to pay for the study.
The previous study and its recommendations have really helped guide decisions on housing in our community over the past 6 years. We are excited to see the results of the updated housing study once complete and believe the updated document will again prove just as valuable in the decision making for future housing projects in Centerville.

Centerville Welcome Sign Comes to Life with Back Lighting


The welcome sign that was installed earlier this spring on the track and football complex entrance came to life with back lighting just in time for the home football opener.


AF Electric here in Centerville was able to get power to the sign before the football game kicked off last week. The sign was done through funding from the Centerville Development Corporation and in partnership with the school. 


The sign really stands out as you come into town from the northeast and is also very impressive as other teams visit the complex. 


The school is also working to finish up new rock landscaping around the base of the sign. This portion of the project was funded through a grant from the local Centerville Area Community Foundation. 

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Where to find us!

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City of Centerville
741 Main Street

Centerville, SD 57014

Phone: 605-563-2302


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