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

Plat Deadline - 3/11/2024
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Complete applications due for Plats to be considered at 3/19/24 meeting

CUP / Variance Deadline - 3/4/2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Complete applications due for CUPs and Variances to be considered at the 3/19/24 meeting

HIGHWAY SEASONAL BIDS
Monday, February 12, 2024

The Commission will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m. on 3/1/24 for materials or services needed by the Highway Department in 2024 and during the 2024 construction season. Click here for the notice and bid specifications.

WEED SPRAY BID
Monday, February 12, 2024

The Commission will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m. on 3/1/24 for contract spraying of county right-of-way and riprap for noxious weeds. Click here for the notice and specifications.

February - License Plate Renewal C/D/E
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that beings with C or D or E.

LOAD LIMITS - EFFECTIVE 2/15/24
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Seasonal Load Limits will be effective on 2/15/24 due to the unusual warm weather conditions. Click here to view the notice.

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