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

County Offices Closed
Monday, June 25, 2018

County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Zoning Office Closed 7/4/18 - 7/6/18
Monday, June 25, 2018

The Zoning Office will be closed from 7/4 - 7/6.

Draft Copy of Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A draft copy of the Lake County PDM plan is available here. Anyone interested is invited to review the plan and provide comments to the Commissioners or the Commission Administrative Officer - contact information is listed here.

Advertisement for Request for Proposal Construction Manager at Risk Services
Friday, June 8, 2018

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Construction Manager at Risk (CM at Risk) Services for the construction of Lake County Public Safety Building are being solicited on behalf of Lake County, South Dakota. The Request for Proposal document can be viewed here.

June - License Plate Renewal K/L
Friday, June 1, 2018

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with K or L.

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