General Information

An individual who wishes to carry a concealed pistol on or about his person or in a vehicle must obtain a Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol (SDCL 22-14-9). The pistol permit program is administered through the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office, and many questions related to the program can be answered by visiting the Secretary of State's Office Website. Additional information on this program may also be found in the following brochures: Concealed Carry Pistol Information and South Dakota Firearm Laws.

Application Process

The Sheriff's Office issues new and renewed concealed pistol permits to residents of Lake County who have completed the necessary application paperwork, completed and passed a background check, and paid the required fees. Applications may be filled out during regular business hours on Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once the background check has been completed, the applicant can return to the Sheriff's Office to receive a temporary permit. The actual permit card will be sent directly to the applicant from the Secretary of State's Office within approximately 30 days.

Types of Permits

For a comparison of the benefits, basic requirements, and renewal requirements for a Regular vs. Gold Card vs. Enhanced Permit, please view this brochure: Permit Specifications.

Upgrade Permit Style

To upgrade your old pistol permit to the new style:
Send a letter requesting a replacement to the Secretary of State's Office (500 E. Capitol Ave, Ste. 204, Pierre, SD 57501). Please include: Name, Permit Number, Date of Birth, Address, Signature, and a check for $2.00 made out to the Secretary of State's Office.

Announcements

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 12/23/21
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Deadline to submit application to Zoning Officer for December Planning Commission meeting.

Volunteers Needed - Interest Applications Available
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Interest applications are being accepted for a position on the Planning Commission and a position on the Weed and Pest Board. For additional information and to download the interest application, please visit our website at: Public Notices

PUBLIC SNOW REMOVAL NOTICE
Friday, November 12, 2021

NOTICE: An individual who plows snow from a driveway onto a public road, or plows snow from a driveway across a public road piling it in the ditch, may be in violation of a SD law that prohibits dumping on or within highway right-of-ways. Intentional dumping on a highway right-of-way is a Class 1 misdemeanor. This may also be a violation of a SD law that prohibits the destruction of a highway grade or ditch, which is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

LAKE COUNTY OPENS UP APPLICATIONS FOR ARPA GRANTS TO NONPROFITS
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The County Commission has opened up applications for ARPA funding to be made available as grants to nonprofits for eligible uses. The County's ARPA Nonprofit Grant Program Guidelines and Grant Application will be available on the County's website at www.lake.sd.gov/custom/public-notices from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

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