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.

Lake County Auditors

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

Linda Walker

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

Zoning Office Closed - 10/17 - 10/18
Monday, October 15, 2018

The Zoning Office will be closed on 10/17 and 10/18 due to staff conferences.

Medicare D Appointments - October 15
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Medicare D Appointments will begin October 15 Appointments will run through December 7. Lake County's SHINE Volunteer will be assisting with this process at the Extension Office. Dates for October include: 10/15/18 (1pm - 4pm); 10/16-10/17/18 (9am - 12pm); 10/23/18 (9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm); 10/24/18 (9am - 12pm); 10/30/18 (1pm - 4pm)

Property Tax Payment Drop Box
Monday, October 1, 2018

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.

FREE TEXT REMINDERS
Monday, October 1, 2018

For motor vehicle license renewals and property tax payments. The Treasurer's Office now offers the option to sign up to receive a free text reminder at the beginning of the month when your motor vehicle license renewal is due. You can also sign up to receive a free text reminder at the beginning of both April and October when property taxes are due. Click here for additional details!

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Monday, October 1, 2018

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, call the Treasurer's Office at 2

Public Forum / Open House
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

There will be a Public Forum / Open House on 10/23/2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Lake County Courthouse. For additional information and facts about the proposed Lake County Public Safety Center and renovations to the existing Public Safety Building, an informational tri-fold brochure is available by clicking here.

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