Effective April 21, 2015, Lake County, South Dakota adopted an open burning ordinance. The general provision of this ordinance states that open burning (with exceptions listed in the ordinance) is prohibited when the National Weather Service places a RED FLAG WARNING for the county or the GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX for the county is Very High or Extreme. The links below will take you to the National Weather Service Sioux Falls Office website for both of these ratings. Please note that the first link may show multiple dangers for a county/region such as a freeze warning.

Hazardous Weather website that includes RED FLAG WARNINGS for Lake County:

Grassland Fire Danger Index page:

You can also call the Sioux Falls office at (605) 330-4247 to request this information.

Burning Ordinance

Ordinance #15-59

For questions, you may also contact the Emergency Manager at 605-256-7611.

Announcements

March - License Plate Renewal F/G/J
Monday, March 1, 2021

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with F or G or J.

Owner Occupied Forms Due - 3/15/2021
Monday, March 1, 2021

Certification of Owner-Occupied Dwelling Forms are due to Director of Equalization by 3/15/2021.

Load Limits - Effective 3/01/2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Seasonal road restrictions will become effective at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, due to the unusual warm weather conditions. Click here to view the list of restrictions. Seasonal road restrictions will remain in effect until lifted by the Lake County Highway Superintendent.

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