The Lake County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services to the communities of Chester, Wentworth, Rutland, Nunda, Ramona, Junius, Winfred, and Brant Lake, as well as the rural areas of the county. Duties consist of law enforcement patrol, investigations, and the serving of civil processes for the court as well as maintaining a jail facility.

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS
Requests for records relating to the business of the Sheriff's Office that are deemed public by South Dakota law must be formally made by letter sent via U.S. Mail to the address below. Pursuant to SDCL 1-27-37, Lake County treats requests by telephone or email to be informal. Lake County only accepts formal requests for records.

Lake County Sheriff
200 E. Center St.
Madison, SD 57042

Requests for public records for all other county business should be directed to the County Auditor.
Requests for records relating to filed court cases, both criminal and civil, should be directed to the Lake County Clerk of Courts.

Staff

Sarina Talich

Sheriff Send an Email

Micah Hofman

Patrol Sergeant Send an Email

Stephanie Ryan

Office Manager Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

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

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Phone:
605-256-7615
Fax:
605-256-7617
Jail Phone:
605-256-5044

Business Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday (excluding Holidays)

Announcements

Plat Deadline - 3/11/2024
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Complete applications due for Plats to be considered at 3/19/24 meeting

CUP / Variance Deadline - 3/4/2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Complete applications due for CUPs and Variances to be considered at the 3/19/24 meeting

HIGHWAY SEASONAL BIDS
Monday, February 12, 2024

The Commission will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m. on 3/1/24 for materials or services needed by the Highway Department in 2024 and during the 2024 construction season. Click here for the notice and bid specifications.

WEED SPRAY BID
Monday, February 12, 2024

The Commission will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m. on 3/1/24 for contract spraying of county right-of-way and riprap for noxious weeds. Click here for the notice and specifications.

February - License Plate Renewal C/D/E
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that beings with C or D or E.

LOAD LIMITS - EFFECTIVE 2/15/24
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Seasonal Load Limits will be effective on 2/15/24 due to the unusual warm weather conditions. Click here to view the notice.

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