9-1-1 Fee

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You hear a window breaking, someone isn't breathing, you've witnessed a serious car accident … you need help.

Fortunately, virtually everywhere in the United States, you can call 9-1-1 and be linked to an emergency communications center where you will be connected to the calm voice of a highly-trained professional who provides life-saving instruction and ensure that first responders arrive as quickly and safely as possible.

The Central Dakota Communications Center (CenCom) is your local emergency communications center which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is responsible for answering all 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls. CenCom personnel dispatch law enforcement, fire, ambulance and other services.

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Who pays for the 9-1-1 service?

  • By a vote of County Electors, a subscriber pays $2.00 per month per device on their telephone bill.
    • $1.50 is kept in the County for operation and maintenance of the emergency services communications system.
    • The remaining $.50 is required to be submitted to the State of North Dakota for support of the statewide public safety communications network.
  • Because the 9-1-1 tax does not cover the full cost of operating a public safety communications center, additional funding is allocated from city and county general funds