The County Auditor as the clerk of the County Commissioners is required to keep an accurate record of official proceedings and preserve all documents, books accounting records, and maps. The Auditor schedules appointments, prepares the agenda, and prepares the legal notices required for publishing.

The County Auditor is in charge of the accounting functions for the county. These include: accounts payable, payroll and employee benefits, fixed assets and inventory records of county property, prepares monthly and annual financial reports, assists the County Commissioners with annual budget, calculates the tax levies for all taxing entities in the county and apportions the taxes collected by the Treasurer.

The County Auditor is the Election Supervisor for the county. Election duties include voter registration, securing polling places, ballot preparation, set-up of automarks and election scanner, appoint and train election workers, canvass and report election results, and issue certificates of election.

Staff

Roberta “Bobbi” Janke

Auditor Send an Email

Paula Barrick

Deputy Auditor Send an Email

Erin Tisdall

Deputy Auditor Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

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

Phone:
605-256-7600
Fax:
605-256-7622

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

Announcements

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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

County Offices Closed
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

County offices will be October 14 in observance of Native Americans Day!

Physical Review Request
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Due to the County Wide Flooding, the Equalization Office encourages any property owners who have suffered property damage or loss due to flooding to contact our office immediately to request a physical review by our office. Damage will be documented to determine the potential for a value reduction as of 11/1/19, which is the Legal assessment date for the 2020 (current) Assessment Year. Please call our office (605-256-7605) with any questions, or to report structural damage.

Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event
Friday, September 20, 2019

Lake County's FREE Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event will be held on 10/19/19 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Madison Recycling Center. Click on the flyer for additional information.

FLOOD RESOURCE GUIDE
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

County and city official have put together a RESOURCE GUIDE for Flood Response Efforts and information for local residents. This guide will be updated as needed. RESOURCE GUIDE

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