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

Paula Barrick

Auditor State law requires completed absentee ballot applications to be notarized or include a photocopy of an acceptable photo identification card. Voters may take a photo of their ID (driver's license or non-driver ID card, tribal photo ID, passport, or other picture lD issued by the United States government, or a current student photo lD issued by a South Dakota high school or postsecondary education institution) and email it to the Auditor at: lakeauditor@lake.sd.gov

Erin Tisdall

Deputy Auditor Send an Email

Alyssa Lux

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

August - License Plate Renewal P/Q/R
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with P or Q or R.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 8/24/2021
Sunday, August 1, 2021

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

Zoning Office Closed
Friday, July 30, 2021

The Zoning Office will be closed the week of August 16th - August 20th.

LAKE COUNTY BURN BAN - EFFECTIVE 6/25/21
Monday, June 28, 2021

Open burning within Lake County is currently prohibited. Click here to review the notice. The ban is effective until further notice.

Weed and Pest Board Vacancy
Monday, June 21, 2021

No interest applications have been received to fill the vacancy on our Weed and Pest Board. The application period will now remain open until the vacancy is filled. To download and view the interest application, please click here.

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