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

Carrie Schiernbeck

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

Weekly Walk In Office Hours

Monday 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 4 pm
Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
Friday 9 am - 4 pm
*All other hours are by appointment only.
Please note this is a 1 person office. There are times in which the office is closed due to staffing. If you want a guarantee that someone will be available, it is highly recommended that you call ahead and make an appointment.

Announcements

Plat Deadline - 4/29/2024
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Complete applications due for Plats to be considered at 5/7/24 meeting

CUP / Variance Deadline - 4/22/24
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Complete applications due for CUPs and Variances to be considered at the 5/7/24 meeting

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - First Half
Monday, April 1, 2024

First half of Real Estate and Mobile Home Taxes due by the end of April. 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 April 30. Please send your tax stubs to ensure proper credit to the correct parcels of land. Please note: Payments received or postmarked after April 30th will reflect a late fee and interest.

Property Tax Payment Drop Box
Monday, April 1, 2024

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.

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