Flood Recovery Efforts

Storm Response Updates and Information
Between 9/10/19 and 9/12/19, Lake County received a total of 11.81” of rain, causing all area creeks and lakes to overload. The flooding has caused damage to public infrastructure, caused many roads to become flooded, washed out, and/or impassable, and caused significant damage to both personal property and real property.

This severe storm has impacted all of Lake County, including the incorporated communities of Madison, Nunda, Prairie Village, Ramona, Wentworth, and Brant Lake and the unincorporated communities of Chester, Franklin, Junius, Rutland, and Winfred. This resource guide is intended to provide information to all of these communities.

The emergency operations center has been operational since the early morning hours of 9/12/19. This document linked below will be continue to be updated as additional information becomes available. Remember, we do not know what you do not know. If you have a question that is not answered by this document, please let us know – you may e-mail lakesa2@lake.sd.gov or direct message us through the Lake County or Lake County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page.



Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Second half property taxes are due by October 31. Please bring your tax notices with you. Tax payments must be made for the exact amount only.
Tax payments may be sent to the Treasurer's Office at 200 E. Center St, Madison, SD 57042 and MUST be postmarked by October 31. Please send your tax stubs to ensure proper credit to the correct parcels of land.
Please note: Payments received or postmarked after October 31st will reflect a late fee and interest.

Property Tax Payment Drop Box
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Treasurer's Office also offers a drop box for property tax payments ONLY located between the double doors of the north entrance to the courthouse. Payments must include the payment coupon or parcel number with each payment and be in the exact amount only (all others will be returned). If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Payments dropped off after 4:30 p.m., M-F will be credited the following business day.

County Offices Closed
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

County offices will be October 14 in observance of Native Americans Day!

Physical Review Request
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Due to the County Wide Flooding, the Equalization Office encourages any property owners who have suffered property damage or loss due to flooding to contact our office immediately to request a physical review by our office. Damage will be documented to determine the potential for a value reduction as of 11/1/19, which is the Legal assessment date for the 2020 (current) Assessment Year. Please call our office (605-256-7605) with any questions, or to report structural damage.

Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event
Friday, September 20, 2019

Lake County's FREE Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event will be held on 10/19/19 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Madison Recycling Center. Click on the flyer for additional information.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

County and city official have put together a RESOURCE GUIDE for Flood Response Efforts and information for local residents. This guide will be updated as needed. RESOURCE GUIDE

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