LAKE COUNTY BURN BAN - Effective 6/25/21 until further notice

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

August - License Plate Renewal P/Q/R
Sunday, August 1, 2021

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

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 8/24/2021
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Deadline to submit application to Zoning Officer for September Planning Commission meeting.

Zoning Office Closed
Friday, July 30, 2021

The Zoning Office will be closed the week of August 16th - August 20th.

LAKE COUNTY BURN BAN - EFFECTIVE 6/25/21
Monday, June 28, 2021

Open burning within Lake County is currently prohibited. Click here to review the notice. The ban is effective until further notice.

Weed and Pest Board Vacancy
Monday, June 21, 2021

No interest applications have been received to fill the vacancy on our Weed and Pest Board. The application period will now remain open until the vacancy is filled. To download and view the interest application, please click here.

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