Community Resources

Utilizing the 211 Helpline (featured to the left) is the best tool to help residents build connections to the resources available within our community and throughout our state. However, many of our local resources also maintain their own online presence, which provides essential information about what services they offer within the community. Below are links to just some of the resources available in Lake County:

  • South Dakota Driver Licensing: Information about obtaining and renewing licenses, the documents required, licensing locations and hours, and more. The Madison Driver Licensing Exam Station is open on Tuesdays at the 4-H Building, 1000 South Egan Avenue Madison, SD 57042, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Applications for testing are received until 2:15 p.m., with all other applications received until 2:45 p.m.

  • East Dakota Transit: A local transportation program organized to serve the needs of ECCO, Community Counseling, and ICAP, with ridership available to the general public, children going to school, and children going to day care providers at minimal cost.

  • Interlakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP): A community based non-profit organization which serves primarily low-income families and senior citizens. Administers a variety of programs!

  • Interlakes Area United Way: Coordinates financial and volunteer resources for non-profit agencies in Lake, Miner, and Moody counties.

  • Domestic Violence Network: Provides safety and services to adults and families who have experienced domestic violence/sexual assault so that they can make decisions about their lives in a supportive, non-judgmental, and empowering atmosphere.

  • Madison Job Service Office: Helps job seekers identify opportunities and prepare for productive employment.

  • SD Department of Social Services (Madison Office): Provides SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Medicaid programs for children and low income families.

  • Community Counseling Services: Provides family and individual counseling along with outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and anger management programs.

  • Senior Guidance: Provides helpful senior living resources to seniors living in South Dakota, outlines helpful state programs for seniors, and allows seniors to find assisted living facilities in every city, town, and county in South Dakota.

DIAL 211

Dial 211
Text your zip code to 898211
Email help@helplinecenter.org
Visit helplinecenter.org

211 is available 24/7/365

Download the 211 Basic Needs Resource Guide.

Lake County has partnered with 211, a resource available to county residents to provide quick and easy access to information about health and human services. Specialists work with callers to assess their needs, determine their options and provide appropriate programs/services, give support, intervene in crisis situations, and advocate for the caller as needed.

Announcements

Notice to Bidders - Weed Contract Spraying and Riprap
Monday, April 5, 2021

The County Commission will receive sealed bids until 9:00 a.m. on 4/19/21 for contract spraying of county right-of-way and riprap for noxious weeds. Bids will be publicly opened at 9:30 a.m. Bids will be reviewed and awarded by Lake County at a subsequent meeting of the Lake County Commission. Click here for the full notice.

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - First Half
Thursday, April 1, 2021

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
Thursday, April 1, 2021

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.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 4/27/2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021

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

Weed and Pest Board Vacancy
Wednesday, March 17, 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.

Load Limits - Effective 3/01/2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Seasonal road restrictions will become effective at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, due to the unusual warm weather conditions. Click here to view the list of restrictions. Seasonal road restrictions will remain in effect until lifted by the Lake County Highway Superintendent.

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