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

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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