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The Lake County Director of Equalization is appointed by the Lake County Board of Commissioners.

The function of the Director of Equalization Office is to annually value all real property in Lake County at its full and true value. The Director of Equalization and her staff are responsible for discovering, listing, and valuing all real property within Lake County. They are also responsible for linking real properties to their respective owners and placing assessed values and owners' names on the assessment roles. Types of properties included in the assessment process are: residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural classes of property.

The Director of Equalization has a number of additional responsibilities which include providing equalization between classes of property; deciding on adjustments to properties; reviewing all abatements; administering all state laws pertaining to the ad valorem property tax assessment; providing for the review and appeal of assessments; testifying in court on assessments; and deciding on tax exemptions and tracking each exemption.

The Director of Equalization and her appraisal staff must be certified by the South Dakota Department of Revenue in order to assess real property for tax purposes. After initial certification appraisers must be re-certified every five years. Requirements for re-certification include; attending and passing the annual Department of Revenue sponsored school; attending workshops, and attending the South Dakota Association of Assessing Officers Conferences.

Staff

Shirley Ebsen

Director of Equalization Send an Email

Rick Becker

Field Appraiser Send an Email

Deb Blanchette

Field Appraiser Send an Email

Jennie Larson

Administrative Assistant Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

Address:
Lake County Equalization
200 E Center St
Madison SD 57042

Phone:
605-256-7605
Fax:
605-256-7626

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday (excluding Holidays)

Notices

Dive Team Interest Applications
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lake County is seeking applicants interested in becoming part of a public safety dive team. Please visit the Lake County Dive Team page for additional information.

REMINDER - First Half of Real Estate and Mobile Home Taxes Due
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Treasurer's Office would like to remind everyone that the first half of real estate and mobile home taxes are due by the end of April. Please bring in your payment coupons that were included with the payment letter you should have received back in late January!

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