The Lake County Highway Department supervises new construction and maintains all county highways, including removing snow and ice, mowing, patching, and replacing signs. The Highway Department is in charge of various preparatory stages of construction including the acquisition of right-of-way, survey and design requirements, and the letting of contracts in addition to the actual supervision of construction. The Department also maintains all bridges on Lake County roads and township roads that are not part of the State or City Highway System, and the Highway Superintendent is available for advice and help in the design and construction of drainage structures on the township roads. The Superintendent is also responsible for preparing the specifications of any advertised bids dealing with the highway equipment or construction.

Staff

Nels Nelson

Highway Superintendent Send an Email

Tim Tolley

Foreman Send an Email

Michelle Uhrig

Office Manager Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

Address:
Lake County Highway Dept.
1001 SW 4th Street
Madison SD 57042

Phone:
605-256-7607
Phone Line 2:
605-256-7608

Office Hours:
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday (excluding Holidays)

Hours are flexible during summer months.

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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