Rutland was established in 1886 and incorporated on June 29, 1908.

The residents of the City of Rutland passed the Home Rule Charter for the City on November 30, 2010.

Current City Officials through June 2016 are:

  • Mayor Ron Narum
  • City Council President Michael Mahrer
  • Alderman Brad Christensen
  • Alderman Rodney Erickson
  • Alderwoman Bert Siemieniewski

City Auditor: Deborah Banish
City Attorney: Bill Anderson

The City Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Town Hall.  Residents are welcome to attend all public meetings. Time is reserved on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting for public input, comments, questions or concerns.  No other public participation is permitted unless recognized by the Mayor or Chair of the meeting.

City Council proceedings (minutes) are summarized and published in The Sargent County Teller.  Full minutes are available by clicking here or by calling the City Office at 701-724-3081

City of Rutland
PO Box 81
Rutland, North Dakota 58067


Office hours vary.  Please call first to make certain the Auditor is in the Office (generally Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.).

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City of Rutland Comprehensive Plan



Water Quality Reports

The “Consumer Confidence Report” is published annually and available to the public by July 1st. This is a report of our community’s drinking water supply as required by the EPA and North Dakota Health Dept.   If you are unable to read or print the document, you may contact the city auditor at 701-724-3081.

2012 Water Quality Report

2013 Water Quality Report:  Please note a correction on page 5, sampling by the City of Rutland for Lead in “Your Water” should read 1.8 ppb.