Effective April 21, 2015, Lake County, South Dakota adopted an open burning ordinance. The general provision of this ordinance states that open burning (with exceptions listed in the ordinance) is prohibited when the National Weather Service places a RED FLAG WARNING for the county or the GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX for the county is Very High or Extreme. The links below will take you to the National Weather Service Sioux Falls Office website for both of these ratings. Please note that the first link may show multiple dangers for a county/region such as a freeze warning.

Hazardous Weather website that includes RED FLAG WARNINGS for Lake County:

Grassland Fire Danger Index page:

You can also call the Sioux Falls office at (605) 330-4247 to request this information.

Burning Ordinance

Ordinance #15-59

For questions, you may also contact the Emergency Manager at 605-256-7611.

Announcements

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 12/23/21
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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

Volunteers Needed - Interest Applications Available
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Interest applications are being accepted for a position on the Planning Commission and a position on the Weed and Pest Board. For additional information and to download the interest application, please visit our website at: Public Notices

PUBLIC SNOW REMOVAL NOTICE
Friday, November 12, 2021

NOTICE: An individual who plows snow from a driveway onto a public road, or plows snow from a driveway across a public road piling it in the ditch, may be in violation of a SD law that prohibits dumping on or within highway right-of-ways. Intentional dumping on a highway right-of-way is a Class 1 misdemeanor. This may also be a violation of a SD law that prohibits the destruction of a highway grade or ditch, which is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

LAKE COUNTY OPENS UP APPLICATIONS FOR ARPA GRANTS TO NONPROFITS
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The County Commission has opened up applications for ARPA funding to be made available as grants to nonprofits for eligible uses. The County's ARPA Nonprofit Grant Program Guidelines and Grant Application will be available on the County's website at www.lake.sd.gov/custom/public-notices from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

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