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

Weed and Pest Board Vacancy
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Lake County Commission is currently seeking a volunteer for appointment to the County Weed and Pest Board. The term would run through 2020. If you have any interest, please contact Shelli Gust at 605-256-7630.

Zoning Office Closed 3/22/19
Monday, March 18, 2019

The Zoning Office will be closed on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event
Monday, March 18, 2019

Spring is right around the corner! Lake County's FREE Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click here to view the flyer listing allowed and restricted items.

Load Limits - Effective 3/18/19
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Seasonal road restrictions will become effective at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, 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.

March - License Plate Renewal F/G/J
Friday, March 1, 2019

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with F or G or J.

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