Military Discharge Records - Forms
(Known as Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, WG xx, DD-214 or equivalent)

  • The Veterans Report of Separation from Active Duty or Discharge form (DD 214) is the most important document a veteran will receive when discharged from Active Duty.

  • Keep the original copies in a safe and secured place. NEVER send the original to the VA or other organizations. Send only certified copies of the original.

  • The document should be filed at the County Register of Deeds or County Record of Vital Statistics within the county that you live in after you are separated from active duty. If you later move to another state or county this document should be re-filed in the new county. This is a free service in South Dakota.

  • Certified Copies of the DD 214 are required for most initial Claims, Benefits, and Bonus programs. In most cases a veteran or dependent may not require the use of the form for 30 or more years. The form may be required for reopening a claim or verifying burial or social security benefits. Once discharge forms are filed in South Dakota, Veterans can obtain as many certified copies of their discharge forms as needed at any time at no cost.

  • We can also assist former members of the National Guard in retrieving copies of their NGB 22 which documents National Guard service and separation.

Military Medical Records

Military Medical Records can sometimes be very difficult to find. In most cases the medical records are stored with the military treatment facility the service member was treated at. During the time of demobilization or force restructuring in which military facilities were closed some serious research will need to be completed. It is very important that the service member or veteran recalls specific information to help track the information. The following information is required to assist in locating medical records:

  • Full name
  • Service number
  • Rank
  • Branch of service
  • Unit of assignment at time of treatment
  • Date of treatment
  • Type of treatment received
  • Name of medical facility
  • Location of medical facility
  • Branch of service of medical facility

Assistance Available

For assistance with military discharge records or military medical records, please contact the Veterans Service Officer.

Announcements

Zoning Office Closed - 10/17 - 10/18
Monday, October 15, 2018

The Zoning Office will be closed on 10/17 and 10/18 due to staff conferences.

Medicare D Appointments - October 15
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Medicare D Appointments will begin October 15 Appointments will run through December 7. Lake County's SHINE Volunteer will be assisting with this process at the Extension Office. Dates for October include: 10/15/18 (1pm - 4pm); 10/16-10/17/18 (9am - 12pm); 10/23/18 (9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm); 10/24/18 (9am - 12pm); 10/30/18 (1pm - 4pm)

Property Tax Payment Drop Box
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Treasurer's Office also offers a drop box for property tax payments ONLY 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.

FREE TEXT REMINDERS
Monday, October 1, 2018

For motor vehicle license renewals and property tax payments. The Treasurer's Office now offers the option to sign up to receive a free text reminder at the beginning of the month when your motor vehicle license renewal is due. You can also sign up to receive a free text reminder at the beginning of both April and October when property taxes are due. Click here for additional details!

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Monday, October 1, 2018

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, call the Treasurer's Office at 2

Public Forum / Open House
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

There will be a Public Forum / Open House on 10/23/2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Lake County Courthouse. For additional information and facts about the proposed Lake County Public Safety Center and renovations to the existing Public Safety Building, an informational tri-fold brochure is available by clicking here.

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