The Planning, Zoning, and Natural Resources Office is responsible for managing the physical growth of the unincorporated area of the County. The Lake County Comprehensive Development Plan is the official document used to guide decisions on land use matters. The comprehensive plan is designed to anticipate and deal constructively with changes occurring within the County.

Components of the plan include population trends and forecasts, land use analysis, transportation, public facilities, natural and environmental resources, and future development plan. The comprehensive plan is a "blueprint" for the future development of the County. Zoning and subdivision ordinances are specific regulations intended to carry out the plan.

Daily responsibilities of the department include enforcement of the zoning and subdivision regulations and issuance of zoning and building permits. Ordinances governing nuisances, solid waste disposal, and flood plain management are also administered by the department.

Staff

Mandi Anderson

Planning, Zoning, and Natural Resources Officer Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

Address:
Lake County Zoning
200 E Center St
Madison SD 57042

Phone:
605-256-7610

Office Hours:
At this time, the Zoning Office is open and available to assist the public with services that must be done in person by appointment only.
Many services may be provided online, by e-mail, or over the phone, and we would continue to encourage the public to utilize these options.
Office staff may be working remotely on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays.
We respectfully request that you do not visit other county offices to conduct zoning business, as they will be unable to assist you.

Announcements

Auditor's Office Closed 10/20-10/21/21
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Auditor's Office will be closed on 10/20/21 and 10/21/21 so that staff may attend training.

Electronic FREE Drop Off Event
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Lake County's FREE Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event will be on Saturday, October 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Madison Recycling Center, 800 SW 7th Street. Click here to review the event flyer.

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Friday, October 1, 2021

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
Friday, October 1, 2021

The Treasurer's Office also offers a drop box for property tax payments 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.

Application for Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Due on 11/1/2021
Friday, October 1, 2021

Application must be made and submitted to the Director of Equalization on or before November 1.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 10/26/2021
Friday, October 1, 2021

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

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