New to Town?

Welcome to Tioga, a growing and welcoming community in the heart of North Dakota. As a newcomer, we understand that adjusting to a new town can be overwhelming, and that's why we've created this page to help make your transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We're thrilled to have you here and hope you'll find Tioga to be a friendly and welcoming place.

Tioga is known as the Oil Capital of North Dakota, but there's so much more to us than just our natural resources. We take pride in our hometown values and our commitment to supporting local businesses, organizations, and events. Whether you're here for work, play, or to raise a family, we have a lot to offer.

Our city boasts a population of approximately 2,200 friendly residents, and we're proud to have a wonderful educational system that includes Central Elementary and Tioga High School. We prioritize the health and wellbeing of our residents, and Tioga Medical Center offers a range of medical services. Throughout the year, Tioga hosts a variety of exciting events, including our annual Freedom Fest and Farm Festival. Our rich history as a railroad town and the birthplace of the North Dakota oil industry is also something we're proud of, and we invite you to explore our landmarks, including the Iverson Discovery Well.

We hope this page helps you feel right at home in Tioga. Welcome to our community – we're excited to have you!




Tioga offers excellent educational opportunities for students of all ages. The Central Elementary School serves students in grades K-6, providing a strong foundation for academic success. The school offers a wide range of programs to help students excel, including gifted and talented programs, special education services, and more.

For students in grades 7-12, Tioga High School offers a rigorous academic curriculum, as well as a variety of extracurricular activities to help students develop their talents and interests. The school boasts a dedicated faculty and staff, who are committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and beyond.

In addition to our schools, Tioga is also home to a community library located in our community center, open Monday through Friday. The library offers a wealth of resources for all ages, including books, magazines, DVDs, and more. Whether you're a student looking for research materials or a resident looking for a good book, the Tioga Library has something for everyone.


Health and Wellness

Tioga is proud to have a top-notch medical facility in the community - the Tioga Medical Center. The center offers a wide range of services, including general care, emergency room, nursing home, long-term care, and assisted living. The highly trained and caring medical professionals at Tioga Medical Center provide compassionate and personalized care to each patient, ensuring their physical and mental well-being.

In addition to the Tioga Medical Center, several other healthcare providers and specialists are located in the surrounding area. As a result, residents of Tioga have access to quality healthcare and medical services close to home, making it a great place to live for individuals and families alike.


Setting Up Water and Sewer Services

Welcome to Tioga! If you're a new resident, you'll need to set up water and sewer services with the city. Here's what you need to know:

  • City hall is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, with a lunch break from noon to 1 pm. To start the process, you can visit the city hall at 16 1st St. NE.
  • To set up new services, you'll need to pay a $100 account setup fee. You can pay by cash, check, or credit/debit card at city hall.
  • You'll also need to provide a copy of your photo ID to verify your identity.
  • Once you've set up your account, you'll receive monthly water and sewer services bills. Payments are due around the 27th of each month. You can pay your bill by mail, in person at city hall, after hours there is a drop box, or online through the city's website.
  • Residential garbage is picked up on the following days - Monday: East side of Main St Wednesday: West side of Main St. 
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your water or sewer services, don't hesitate to contact the Tioga Water and Sewer Department at (701) 664-2807 during business hours.

We hope this information helps you get started with your water and sewer services in Tioga. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need further assistance!


Do you need a Post Office Box?

In Tioga, mail delivery methods can vary depending on the location of your home. While some residents have their mail conveniently delivered directly to their houses, others are required to obtain a Post Office Box (PO Box). It's important to note that the distribution of mailboxes and the requirement for a PO Box can be somewhat scattered throughout the town.

To determine whether you need to set up a PO Box, a helpful indicator is the presence of a mailbox in front of your house. If your residence already has a mailbox, you can typically expect mail delivery to your home address. However, if there isn't a mailbox at your residence, it is likely that you'll need to establish a PO Box to receive your mail.

To set up a PO Box, you can visit the Tioga Post Office located at 24 Main St N Tioga, ND 58852. The friendly staff will assist you in selecting an appropriate box size and guide you through the registration process. Remember to bring along two valid form of identification.

If you have any specific questions or concerns about mail delivery in Tioga, we recommend reaching out to the Tioga Post Office directly, 701-664-6659 or stop in and ask. 


Post Office Hours 

Monday-Friday - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm 

Saturday - 11:00 am-12:00 pm 

Sunday - Closed 

Tioga, ND Post Office Phone Number: 701-664-6659



Registering Your Dogs 

We know how much you love your furry friends and we want to make sure they're safe and accounted for in our city. It's part of our city ordinance that all pups are registered with the Tioga Police Department.

Don't worry, it's easy as chasing your tail! Just bring a copy of up-to-date rabies vaccination paperwork from your vet to the Tioga PD during normal business hours (M-F 8-5, closed over noon hour for lunch) and pay a small fee of $5 for males and fixed females, $10 for unfixed females. In return, you'll receive an ID tag that will ensure a quick return home if your pup ever goes on a little adventure.

Let's keep all our four-legged friends safe and sound! Register your pup today! 🐕


Recycling Center 

Tioga takes environmental responsibility seriously and is proud to offer a local recycling center for our community. Our center is conveniently located at 401 1st ST NE Tioga, ND,  and is open to the public 24/7. We are currently accepting cardboard only. We aim to make recycling easy and accessible for all residents and encourage everyone to do their part in reducing waste and protecting our environment. So please break down your cardboard and place it in the bins. 


The Tioga Theater

Tioga is proud to have a community-run theater that showcases the latest movies every weekend. Our theater is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 7:00 pm, and admission is only $5 per ticket. So whether you're a family looking for a fun weekend activity or a group of friends wanting to catch the latest blockbuster, our theater is the perfect place to be. In addition, you can quickly check our show listings on the city's calendar page and mark your calendars for the upcoming movies you don't want to miss. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show!


Tioga Community Center 

The Tioga Community Center opened in 2019 and is a hub of activity in our city. Equipped with a basketball court, games room, golf simulator, and indoor playground, it offers a range of recreational options for residents and visitors alike. Additionally, the community library is housed inside the center, providing easy access to reading materials for all ages.

The center hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Magical Medora Christmas Musical and comedy shows, as well as being available for rental for private events. In addition, the conference room is often rented for birthday parties and other gatherings. The full kitchen is perfect for catering events, and the center is open seven days a week.

We invite you to check out the community center's calendar on our website for open gym times, scheduled events, and rental information. The Tioga Community Center is an excellent resource for our community, and we are proud to have it as a centerpiece of our city's recreational offerings.


Local Churches

Tioga is home to several welcoming churches, where you can connect with others and deepen your faith. Whether you're looking for a traditional service or something more contemporary, you're sure to find a congregation that fits your needs. Click here to explore our area churches and find the right one for you.


Shop Local

Tioga is proud to support a thriving business community, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and services to meet your needs. From family-owned boutiques to national chains, you'll find everything you're looking for right here in our town. Click here to browse our local business listings and discover new favorites.


Discover Economic Opportunities in Tioga

Tioga is a thriving community with endless possibilities for economic growth and development. Our Economic Development Director is committed to providing support and resources for businesses of all sizes, from startups to established companies looking to expand. Our resources include access to financial assistance programs, site selection assistance, and business development services. Whether you're interested in opening a new business or relocating an existing one, Tioga has the tools you need to succeed. Visit our Economic Development page to learn more about how we can help you achieve your business goals.


Assistance and Services for Those in Need

At the City of Tioga, we believe in supporting all members of our community, including those who may be facing financial challenges or in need of various services. If you find yourself in such a situation, there are several local organizations that can provide support and assistance.

Bakken Community Connections (BCC) - 210 N Main Street (the old Zion Lutheran Church across from Central Elementary Playground)

BCC is a non-profit organization located at 210 N Main Street, where they strive to be a helping hand for individuals and families in need. Inside the building, you'll find the BCC coat closet, which offers gently used and new clothing at affordable prices, ranging from just $0.25 to $5 per item. Coats are available for children free of charge, but it's important to note that kids must be present during the visit to ensure a correct fit.

Regular Hours: Mondays & Thursdays: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Donations: Donations are accepted only during BCC's open hours on Mondays & Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Additionally, BCC collaborates with Cashwise grocery stores to provide fresh produce, ensuring that the community has access to nutritious food options.


Inside the BCC building, you'll also find:

  • Youth for Christ Offices: Offering support and programs for young people in the area.
  • Dakota Hope Clinic: This clinic provides essential services and support for individuals facing pregnancy-related concerns. The services offered include:
    • Free and confidential Pregnancy Testing
    • Free Limited OB Ultrasounds to verify the viability and progress of the pregnancy during the first trimester.
    • Pregnancy Options consultation to discuss available choices with compassion and understanding.
    • STD Testing and Treatment services are not currently provided at Dakota Hope Clinic, but they offer valuable information about sexually transmitted diseases.
    • Community Resources: Dakota Hope Clinic goes beyond its in-house services by helping individuals locate additional assistance regarding insurance, housing, baby items, medical care, and more.

If you or someone you know could benefit from any of the services offered by Dakota Hope Clinic, please contact them to schedule a free and confidential appointment:


Other Resources in Tioga

Tioga Community Food Pantry - 313 S Torning St. (back alley)

The Tioga Community Food Pantry is dedicated to providing essential food items to those in need. Operating from 313 S Torning St., this resourceful pantry requires a driver's license for documentation.

Hours: 2nd & 4th Tuesday: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM



Mobile Food Pantry by the Great Plains Food Bank

The Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry is a valuable resource for individuals and families who require food assistance. The pantry provides fresh vegetables, fruits, shelf-stable items, meat, bakery goods, and more to communities in need. The distributions are set up as drive-through events, where clients can stay in their vehicles while the items are placed inside directly.

No Cost Intake:

  • No pre-registration or referrals are required.
  • A short intake form is filled out onsite.

Locations and Schedule: For up-to-date distribution locations, please visit


We understand that life's circumstances can sometimes be challenging, and we want you to know that there is support available within the Tioga community. Whether you're in need of clothing, food assistance, or other essential services, these organizations are here to help you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to them or refer those who may benefit from these resources. Together, we can build a stronger and more caring community for everyone.

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