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

Chip Sealing
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

NOTICE: Weather permitting, the Highway Department will begin chip sealing on Monday, August 10th. The roads include:
445th Ave from 220th St to 226th St
223rd St from 445th Ave to 448th Ave
229th St from 446th Ave to 454th Ave
233rd St from 451st Ave to Territorial Road
234th St from Territorial Road to 454th Ave
454th Ave from 234th St to 241st St
(Total: 28 centerline miles)

August - License Plate Renewal P/Q/R
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with P or Q or R.

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