City of Hillsboro

With a population of more than 1,600 people, Hillsboro has many amenities usually found only in larger cities, including K-12 education, medical facilities, parks, a pool, and golf course. Hillsboro is home to four churches: Our Savior's Lutheran (ELCA), St. John Lutheran (LC-MS), St. Rose of Lima (Catholic), and United Parish (UMC-UCC). Plus, our residents enjoy the availability of many retail stores, including grocery, drug, flower, and gift stores.

Housing in Hillsboro is plentiful and varied, with existing homes, twin homes, and apartments, plus lots for your new home. The city of Hillsboro has low-cost, city-owned utilities and recycling services. Additionally, we have telecommunications providers that bring high-speed Internet, cable TV, and telephone services to the area.

Whether you are looking for a small, rural community with a low crime rate to raise a family or a convenient town for your business, Hillsboro has what you need.

City Staff:

City Auditor Lesley Connelly
Deputy Auditor Julie Bjorklund

Services from your new hometown!


Electric, water, and sewer utility services are city-owned, and garbage is contracted, providing very reasonable rates for our residents. Current electric, water, sewer, garbage, and recycling rates can be obtained by contacting City Hall at 701.636.4620.


With the world around us turning green, Hillsboro is ahead of several small communities by providing curbside recycling. Hillsboro recycling is a single-sort process where all recyclable materials go into one container. Materials accepted include:

  • Metal cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum foil and pie tins 
  • Plastic bottles, jars, and containers #1-7
  • Paper: newsprint, office, junk mail, phone books, magazines, brown bags, boxboard, and dairy and juice containers
  • Corrugated cardboard

Hillsboro also provides disposal of major appliances and yard waste at the City Shop, located on 5th Avenue Northwest, for its residents.

City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information please call us at 701.636.4620 or stop by City Hall, located at 19 South Main Street.

Come experience the many amenities that Hillsboro can offer. We're confident you'll want to make Hillsboro your hometown, too!


City Brochure (PDF)

Drinking Quality Report

2016 CCR Water Report

2015 CCR Water Report

2014 CCR Water Report

2013 CCR Water Report

2012 CCR Water Report
2010 (PDF) 
2009 (PDF) 
2008 (PDF) 

Hillsboro Water Treatment Plant Replacement Alternatives (PDF) 
Hillsboro Regional Water Treatment Plant User Cost (PDF)
Hillsboro Water Plant Traill Rural Water District FAQ's (PDF)

City Commission Minutes:

Would you like to save energy and money? We offer rebates for your home or business for energy efficient appliances and equipment! Click on the logo below for more information.

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Have you ever had a technical question, or needed research assistance, but you didn't know where to turn or who to ask? Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and the City of Hillsboro Utilities provide the answers you need!

MRES is a free technical assistance service that provides information assistance quickly and easily, and at no cost to you. Questline includes an online library of information with a database of technical business and engineering documents and resources. You can browse through the library topics or use the keyword search engine to find the information you need. The online portal also includes targeted research tools (patent searches, MSDS information, company profile information, and workplace posters) and benchmark industry data. You can also ask an expert free of charge. All Questline questions are typically answered in 24-48 hours.

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