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

County Offices Closed
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

County offices will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020, in observance of Good Friday.

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - First Half
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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.

County Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Friday, March 27, 2020

The Commission adopted a plan for continuity of county operations in response to the COVID-19. Currently county offices are open and available to do in-person business by APPOINTMENT only. Please review the release here for specific details. This plan was updated on 3/24/2020 - click here for specific details.

Voter Registration
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Lake County offices are open and available to provide in-person essential services to the public by appointment only. Voter registration forms may be mailed. There is a locked drop box in the north vestibule of the courthouse where forms can be dropped off. The box is checked every two hours. For voters that want to deliver their form in person, please call 605-256-7600 for an appointment.

County Board of Equalization
Monday, March 23, 2020

The County Board of Equalization will meet in the commission meeting room on Tuesday, April 14th, in accordance with SDCL 10-11-25. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment are required to submit written notice tot he County Auditor no later than Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Renew Drivers License or Vehicle Licenses Online
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

For driver’s license renewals: https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing

In order to renew vehicle license online, you do need to have a SDDL or SDID. Renew online at: https://mysdcars.sd.gov
The self-service terminal (STS) kiosk machines are also available for vehicle license renewals. It doesn’t matter what county you reside in, anyone with a SDDL or SDID can renew with a STS kiosk machine.

Load Limits - Effective 3/02/2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Seasonal road restrictions will become effective at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020, 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.

NOTICE OF DEADLINE
Monday, January 13, 2020

For Filing Nominating Petitions for the Primary Election and for Filing Independent Candidate Petitions - Click HERE to view the Notice.

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