Ambulance Service (Madison)

  • Phone: EMERGENCY 9-1-1    Routine Calls: 605-256-6551
  • Address: 323 10th Street SW, Madison, SD 57042
  • Website

American Red Cross

  • Phone: 24-Hour Disaster Services: 1-844-272-7337     Routine Calls: 605-336-2448 or Additional Contact Information
  • Address: Main Office - 808 N. West Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
  • Website

Chester Fire Department

  • Phone: EMERGENCY 9-1-1   Fire Hall: 605-489-2241
  • Address: P.O. Box 31 - 407 2nd Street, Chester, SD 57016
  • Fire Chief: Steven Heyn      Assistant Fire Chief: John DeVries

Madison Fire Department

Nunda Fire Department

  • Phone: EMERGENCY 9-1-1   Business Phone: 605-586-4180
  • Address: PO Box 7 - 207 Main Street, Nunda, SD 57050
  • Fire Chief: Dan Hansen       Assistant Fire Chief: Rollie Wosje

Ramona Fire Department

Wentworth Fire and Rescue

  • Phone: EMERGENCY 9-1-1   
  • Address: PO Box 128 - 425 S. Main St, Wentworth, SD 57075
  • Fire Chief: Terry Reck       Assistant Fire Department President: Kory Reck        Fire District President: Kory Reck

Lake County REACT (Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams)

  • Radio Frequency: 453.225
  • President: Gary Callies       Vice President: Bob Johnson        Treasurer: Joel Brick
  • Website

A Team Effort

In an emergency, often several emergency responder agencies will come together to meet the needs of our individual citizens, people passing through our communities, and the county as a whole. Many of these emergency responder agencies are manned by volunteers who spend countless hours away from their friends and families in service to their communities. Thank you!

Announcements

County Offices Closed
Monday, May 18, 2020

County offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day.

Primary Election Notices
Friday, May 15, 2020

Click here to view the Notice of Primary Election, Notice of Testing Automatic Tabulating Equipment, and Instructions to the Voters.

Sample Ballots
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Sample ballots are available for the June 2nd Municipal Election, School Board Election, and Primary Election.
Municipal Election and School Board Election Sample Ballots
Primary Election Sample Ballots

County Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - Updated 5/5/2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Commission has updated its plan for continuity of county operations in response to the COVID-19. Please review the release for specific details: 5-5-2020 Release.

May - License Plate Renewal H/I/O
Friday, May 1, 2020

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with H or I or O.

Absentee Ballot Application (Photo ID)
Monday, April 27, 2020

State law requires completed absentee ballot applications to be notarized or include a photocopy of an acceptable photo ID 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 US government, or a current student photo lD issued by a SD high school or postsecondary education institution) and email it to the Auditor at: lakeauditor@lake.sd.gov

Auditor's Press Release - 4/27/2020
Monday, April 27, 2020

Auditor Roberta "Bobbi" Janke has issued a press release related to the Primary Election. To view the press release, please click here.

Resolution 2020-06 Designating Polling Places and Secretary of State Press Release Dated 4/10/2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

On 4/14/2020, the Lake County Commission passed Resolution 2020-06 Designating Polling Places for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election. The Secretary of State also issued a press release on 4/10/2020 advising his office will mail absentee ballots to all South Dakotans registered in the statewide voter registration file. Click here to view both the resolution and the press release.

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