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.

  • Agriculture Behavioral Health Voucher Program: Provides help to farmers, ranchers, and their family members by assisting with behavioral health services. Farm stressors can come from many directions including the agricultural system, farm and family finances, mental and physical health challenges, and relationship difficulties.

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 OF VACANCY - SHERIFF
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

LAKE COUNTY is currently seeking a candidate for appointment of a full-time Sheriff. The appointment will be made by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. The appointment will begin on January 9, 2023, and end on January 5, 2025. All letters of interest must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. Click here for the full Notice of Vacancy

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Saturday, October 1, 2022

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.

Application for Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Due on 11/1
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Application must be made and submitted to the Director of Equalization on or before November 1.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 10/25/2022
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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

County Offices Closed - 10/10/2022
Friday, September 23, 2022

County offices will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022, in observance of Native American Day.

Absentee Voting Begins - 9/23/2022
Friday, September 23, 2022

Absentee voting begins on 9/23/2022 for the General Election on 11/8/2022.

Riparian Buffer Strip Deadline - 10/15
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Applications are due to the Director of Equalization's office on or before October 15, 2022. Per SDCL 10-6-116, landowners may receive a reduction in property value of 40 percent of any eligible riparian buffer strip. The law specifies 575 lake listings and 11,000 miles of streams that are eligible.

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